Facial Fillers: face regains firmness

Written by: Dr. Javier Pedraz Muñoz
Published: | Updated: 17/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The facial fillers or dermal fillers are diverse substances that can range from temporary to permanent products. They are administered by injections with very fine gauge needles in certain areas of the face.

They are one of the most requested techniques in aesthetic medicine due to the rapidity of results, simplicity of application and product safety.

Classes of facial fillers

The substance that is most used is hyaluronic acid, which is a temporary filling of approximately 10 months.. Wrinkles of all types can be corrected, both fine and deep. It is an exceptional filling for crow's feet, eyebrows, lip contour and to enhance the cheekbones. Other temporary fillers that are used less and less are collagen fillers.

There are also types of semi-permanent fillers such as, for example, calcium hydroxyapatite, which are filled with a longer duration than temporary ones.. This filling also has a tensor effect, which can also be used to correct the sagging of the face.

Another type of fillers are the permanent ones (for example polyacrylamide, alkyl-amide), with a more lasting effect. These fillings are less and less used due to the greater frequency of side effects and the different effect they produce over time, since the shape of the face changes over the years.

facial fillers
There are different types of facial fillers according to whether they will be temporary, semi-permanent or permanent 

Use a facial filler

The main indication of a facial filling is to restore the volume of certain areas of the face that, due to certain circumstances, have lost prominence. The areas that are usually treated by facial fillers are "resting" wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are present even if one is not making any gesture with the face, for example nasolabial fold, lips, groove of the tear, etc ... Another indication of these fillings is to increase the volume of the cheekbones or disguise wrinkles produced by flaccidity.

In addition, it is possible to improve the sagging of the face by increasing the volume in certain areas, since a tensor effect is always achieved that improves the sagging of the skin.

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Dr. Javier Pedraz Muñoz

By Dr. Javier Pedraz Muñoz

Dermatologist trained in the best national and international institutions such as the Hospital Universitario de la Princesa in Madrid and other centers abroad. Currently serves as aesthetic medical clinic in Santa Elena.

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