Facial Fillers: techniques and materials, their advantages and disadvantages

Written by: Dr. Rafael Bel Roé
Published: | Updated: 25/05/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

facial rejuvenation with fillers The materials suitable for facial fillers are classified according to their duration in the tissue. Temporary, semi-permanent and permanent are those resulting types, the main difference is not only the duration but also the material used.

Temporary fillers used consist of a base of hyaluronic acid, collagen or carboxymethylcellulose. The basis of semi - permanent, meanwhile, is polylactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres or polymethylmethacrylate. Permanent finally have a base cross-linked polyacrylamide.

Choosing a fill type or another depend on the result desired and undesirable effects that may appear. Today, however, the vast majority of professionals in Medicine Est THICS support the use of temporary fillings for cosmetic procedures, mainly hyaluronic acid.

The argument used by doctors is very logical: due to the dynamic nature of aging, is recommended gradually filled and go treating the signs of aging. To all this we must add the safe, easy handling and almost no side effects of hyaluronic acid.

 

Does the application of facial fillers is painful?

Medical professionals should inform and properly advise the patient to ensure that their expectations and the results match. And very importantly, sign informed treatment and know the product that they will inject consent.

The treatment is very simple and lasting approximately 30 minutes per session. Such procedure follows the guidelines below:

  • A first puncture through which the product is injected into the treatment area.
  • Once injected, the product is manipulated to suit the result to be obtained.

This first prick is causing pain to the patient, it should be clarified that the application and handling of the injected product is completely painless.

An important aspect that should be avoided is the overcorrection. Haste in this type of treatments are bad companies. To avoid it, it is best to perform the procedure in several sessions. Thus, the patient will get optimal esthetic results at the end of the process.

The use of anesthesia depend on the pain threshold of each patient and the type of filler to apply. Some preparations contain lidocaine, and this facilitates tolerance of injections; however, it should be emphasized that this is not a painful treatment. The mere application of ice on the operated skin is enough.

During the injection of the product the patient feels no special feeling, because it is painless as already discussed above. After treatment, you may have some bruising and slight swelling that will last a couple of days appears. After application the patient can continue with their normal duties, since this procedure leaves no trace or disabled in any way.

 

Are the results of these implants are durable?

For the correction of wrinkles aesthetic, today we opted for resorbable materials. This implies that its duration is limited in time, but bear in mind that the anatomy of the face and wrinkles change. Therefore permanent filling materials are not indicated in these cases, leaving structural alterations to type or facial lipodystrophy lipoatrophies.

Today the durability of temporary fillings has been greatly improved. Durations can be found a year or even more, maintaining its shape.

 

Is any study is conducted prior to the intervention n?

If you do not have it, you must make a patient's medical history. In it, his usual medication, medical history and allergies or illnesses have to appear.

As a precaution it is recommended that patients ingest drugs that can cause prolonged bleeding or inflammatory type vitamin complexes containing vitamin E.

 

Is there some kind of contraindication?

The fillers are contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation. Also not recommended in patients suffering from autoimmune diseases or recipients of certain treatments.

Referring to permanent or semi-permanent materials, people should not have intervened history of hypertrophic or keloid scars. If there is evidence that the patient may suffer an allergic reaction to material, medical professional should perform a test to determine.

The materials suitable for facial fillers are classified according to their duration in the tissue. Temporary, semi-permanent and permanent are those resulting types, the main difference is not only the duration, but also the material used.

Temporary fillers used consist of a base of hyaluronic acid, collagen or carboxymethylcellulose. The basis of semi - permanent, meanwhile, is polylactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres or polymethylmethacrylate. Permanent finally have a base cross-linked polyacrylamide.

Choosing a fill type or another depend on the result desired and undesirable effects that may appear. Today, however, the vast majority of medical professionals Est THICS support the use of temporary fillings for cosmetic procedures, mainly hialurínico acid.

The argument used by doctors is very logical: due to the dynamic nature of aging, is recommended gradually filled and go treating the signs of aging. To all this we must add the safe, easy handling and almost no side effects of hyaluronic acid.

 

Does the application of facial fillers is painful?

Medical professionals should inform and properly advise the patient to ensure that their expectations and the results match. And very importantly, sign informed treatment and know the product that they will inject consent.

The treatment is very simple and lasting approximately 30 minutes per session. Such procedure follows the guidelines below:

  • A first puncture through which the product is injected into the treatment area.
  • Once injected, the product is manipulated to suit the result to be obtained.

This first prick is causing pain to the patient, it should be clarified that the application and handling of the injected product is completely painless.

An important aspect that should be avoided is the overcorrection. Haste in this type of treatments are bad companies. To avoid it, it is best to perform the procedure in several sessions. Thus, the patient will get optimal esthetic results at the end of the process.

The use of anesthesia depend on the pain threshold of each patient and the type of filler to apply. Some preparations contain lidocaine, and this facilitates tolerance of injections; however, it should be emphasized that this is not a painful treatment. The mere application of ice on the operated skin is enough.

During the injection of the product the patient feels no special feeling, because it is painless as already discussed above. After treatment, you may have some bruising and slight swelling that will last a couple of days appears. After application the patient can continue with their normal duties, since this procedure leaves no trace or disabled in any way.

 

Are the results of these implants are durable?

For the correction of wrinkles aesthetic, today we opted for resorbable materials. This implies that its duration is limited in time, but bear in mind that the anatomy of the face and wrinkles change. Therefore permanent filling materials are not indicated in these cases, leaving structural alterations to type or facial lipodystrophy lipoatrophies.

Today the durability of temporary fillings has been greatly improved. Durations can be found a year or even more, maintaining its shape.

 

Is any study is conducted prior to the intervention n?

If you do not have it, you must make a patient's medical history. In it, his usual medication, medical history and allergies or illnesses have to appear.

As a precaution it is recommended that patients ingest drugs that can cause prolonged bleeding or inflammatory type vitamin complexes containing vitamin E.

 

Is there some kind of contraindication?

The fillers are contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation. Also not recommended in patients suffering from autoimmune diseases or recipients of certain treatments.

Referring to permanent or semi-permanent materials, people should not have intervened history of hypertrophic or keloid scars. If there is evidence that the patient may suffer an allergic reaction to material, medical professional should perform a test to determine.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Rafael Bel Roé
Aesthetic Medicine

Reference in aesthetic medicine, with over twenty years of experience. Dr. Bel is an expert in facial rejuvenation treatment with botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, as well as aesthetic phlebology. Accredited by the Department of Health of the Government of Aragon to the use and application of botulinum toxin Vistabel. It is also Specialist in Clinical Nutrition and diagnosis and surgical treatment of obesity.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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