Most often, correction by fillers is carried out on the face: the zygomatic region, lips, nasolacrimal groove, nasolabial folds, chin, and other areas. Before the procedure, the doctor negotiates with the patient the desired result after this procedure, after which anesthesia is applied to the correction zone: application or infiltration.
The duration of the procedure can vary from 25 minutes to one hour, depending on the zone of correction and the problematic nature of the case. You can always buy dermal fillers online or in the clinic where the procedure will be made. After the contouring procedure, the patient can be offered a cold compress, after which he/she is allowed to go home with written and oral recommendations.
What are fillers doing?
Dermal fillers are a gel that is injected into the tissue to replenish its volume. For example, with age, the volume of the soft tissues of the face, especially adipose tissue, decreases. And we see a face with sunken cheekbones, sunken cheeks. Fillers allow you to fix this by returning a youthful roundness to the face.
They also fill in wrinkles. And make them less visible. Most often this applies to the nasolabial folds, grooves near the mouth, and so on.
And, of course, everyone has heard about lip augmentation. Often, they talk about this in a negative aspect, however, the competent use of dermal fillers allows you to maintain the individuality and beauty of the lips despite age.
Hyaluronic acid makes the effect of the procedure temporary. But on the other hand, it significantly reduces the risk of complications. Because this acid is already contained in the human body, there is a lot of it in the skin, in the lens of the eye, which means that there is a low possibility of developing allergic reactions.
And another important point – hyaluronic acid has an antidote. That is, even with the development of any complications or not the exact effect that the patient was counting on, it can be instantly destroyed by a special enzyme – hyaluronidase. This is rare, but it happens. For example, a girl wanted her lips to be the same as Angelina Jolie has, and when she saw the result, she realized that it doesn’t look good on her face, and asked to return everything back.
How long does the effect last?
All fillers are divided into biodegradable – absorbable and non-biodegradable – non-absorbable. The latter is practically not used nowadays, at least legally, since the risk of complications after their use is very high. These include silicone, polyacrylamide gel, biopolymer.
Of the biodegradable fillers, hyaluronic acid-based fillers are the most commonly used. Such drugs, depending on the specific product, are removed from the tissues within 6-12 months.
Accordingly, their effect lasts six months or a year. After that, the procedure, if desired or necessary, can be repeated.
The area of administration also affects the duration of the effect. For example, the gel dissolves faster in the lips.
- Eliminate mechanical pressure and massage on the filler injection area for 2-3 weeks after the procedure.
- Limit facial expressions in the next 2 weeks after the procedure.
- Within seven days from the date of contouring, exclude the intake of spicy, salty, and hot food.
- Within 2 weeks, exclude peels and scrubs in the correction zone.
- Reduce the amount of alcohol to a minimum for the first two weeks after the procedure.
- Apply a thin layer of a special cream to the filler injection area twice a day.
Hematomas and swelling are normal within 10-14 days from the date of the procedure and should not cause anxiety in patients.
The doctor gives more detailed recommendations to the patient after the procedure in writing, with detailed comments.
- Check with your doctor about the restrictions and what you shouldn’t do after the procedure.
- Before the procedure, ask your doctor to open the package with the filler and show you the syringe filled with the preparation.
- At the end of the procedure, the doctor should show the empty syringe. The drug must be used completely, it cannot be left for additional treatment or subsequent correction.