Combat the signs of aging with facial fillers

Written by: Dra. Maria José Maroto
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Not all the same age. Over time unevenly it wreaks havoc on individuals. This is associated largely, to our way of life, genetic and environmental factors.

When we approached the thirties we begin the aging process but, generally and depending on each person is from 35 when it begins to be clearly visible.

Facial aging, perhaps the most striking, is shown with the appearance of wrinkles, loss of volume, density and luminosity. All these factors, plus get years give a sad look on our face and the feeling of being tired.


Facial fillers aging facial

To combat these symptoms over time in the face, Aesthetic Medicine have facial fillers that, in addition to volume where we have lost, we attenuate wrinkles. Products used for facial fillers are animal products or synthesized in the laboratory. Most of these substances are injected into the area you want to correct.

The current thinking in Aesthetic Medicine is "replenish the lost", do not overload with excessive volumes, respecting the harmony of each face and each face caring is "unique". Facial fillers fight two major signs of aging: wrinkles, fading them and correcting them , and sagging resulting from the loss of volume.


Types of Facial Fillers

We have different ways of classifying facial fillers:

  • By duration: absorbable and nonabsorbable; temporary, semi - permanent and permanent.
  • If we look at its composition: Collagen / Acid, Hyaluronic / Hydroxyapatite, calcium / Polcaprolactona / Autologous Fat / polyacrylamide gel / polymethacrylates, etc.

The choice of appropriate facial filler in each case is given by the face to be treated, because each has specific needs.

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Applications facial fillers

Facial fillers are injected superficially in fine wrinkles. When we want to treat deeper wrinkles or give volume injected into dermis or subcutaneous. Personally, I like to distribute the filler material in 2 or 3 sessions. If you are doing the treatment with Hyaluronic sessions will be conducted every 15 days. In the case of calcium hydroxyapatite they are spaced at 3 weeks and one month Polylactic treatments.

Each material has its own characteristics and needs its own settling time until you can see the final result. For this reason, with only divided into treatment sessions avoid excess filler that not only rejuvenates us, but we can even put up more years.


Duration of facial fillers

The duration of facial fillers varies by product. Collagen, for example, takes an average of 3 to 6 months. In the case of a Hyaluronic 6 to 18 months, depending on their degree of crosslinking. A calcium hydroxyapatite will last about 18 months. Ellance ranging from 12 months to 5 years.

All these products are stuffed resorbable and generally, the duration is also determined by the own metabolism of each person, which makes the product is metabolized and reabsorption before or after.


Side effects of facial fillers

Being a treatment that is performed with needles, hematomas may appear. There may also be inflammation of the treated area and redness. Always depend on each person.

To avoid these side effects, which in any case disappear in a few days, it is usually wise to take Arnica one week before treatment and ice the day after.


Contraindications facial fillers

Pregnancy, lactation, infectious and autoimmune diseases.

On the other hand, facial treatments combined with Botulinum Toxin filling, the popular Botox works by relaxing wrinkles, give great results that we see from day one .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Maria José Maroto
Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Maroto is dedicated to medicine since 1990. It combines the aesthetic medicine with homeopathic medicine. It specializes in integrative medicine aesthetic, antiaging, facial, body and hair medicine, cosmetic dermatology treatments and pre- and menopause. In 2014 he received the Professional Excellence Award by the Institute for Professional Excellence. The doctor, who has conducted numerous training courses within their specialty, is responsible for the Department of Aesthetic Medicine Integrative Medicine (CMI) Clinic.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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