Aesthetic filler is the process of replacing the skin elements that decrease with the skin over time. Some skin elements in the skin decrease in quantity with time, among them the most important substances are hyaluronic acid and collagen, which act as supportive tissue. While collagen acts as a support for the skin, hyaluronic acid keeps the skin moist with its high-water retention feature. With time, wrinkles, collapses, sagging occur on the skin due to the decrease of these supporting elements. For this reason, wrinkles occur in the upper and lower lip region of the nose, and on the corners of the mouth.
Hyaluronic acid products have generally been used for aesthetic filling in recent years. These products are substances naturally present in the skin which decrease over time. Since the hyaluronic acid products used are ready for application and the application includes natural ingredients, there is no need to test before the application. Also, in recent years, it is used for the purpose of aesthetic filling by removing the fatty tissue of the person and processing it. This process is called lipoinjection. It is used to remove wrinkles and collapses that occur due to decreasing support materials over time. Aesthetic filling applications are often the first choice especially for wrinkles on the nose, sagging mouth corners and plumping the cheekbone.
Botox application is the first choice for wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes and facial expression-related wrinkles. If the desired treatment cannot be achieved for wrinkles after Botox application, aesthetic filler application is also added to the treatment. Aesthetic filler can be used on body parts besides the face area.
Aesthetic filler can be used for the correction of some body areas. Especially in filling the breasts, aesthetic filler application is preferred in order to plump the buttocks. In cases of tissue loss due to accidents or other reasons, and in patients with depressions occurred in certain areas who had received liposuction previously, filler application is preferred.
Hyaluronic acid and the patient’s own adipose tissue are used in aesthetic filler applications in the body. The patient’s own adipose tissue is taken from appropriate places, processed and directed to the necessary places by needle.
Aesthetic filler application is performed only by an experienced physician in the clinical environment. Aesthetic filler applications performed in homes, office environments by inexperienced non-physicians can create undesirable results.
Before the application, a detailed examination of the patient is made. The area to be treated, the amount and the properties of the drug to be used are determined in detail. The application area is first disinfected. Then anesthetic creams can be used to reduce pain. Or, for the same purpose, cold compress is applied.
Filler to be used for aesthetic purposes is applied to the application area with fine needles. The application is not very painful. Aesthetic filler application takes 10-30 minutes. After the application, the person can return to social life. Aesthetic filler application is done 2 times at 1-week intervals.
The permanence of the aesthetic filler application varies depending on the professional application and the filler material used. Aesthetic filler application should only be performed by a physician experienced in this field.
Generally, its permanence changes between 6-12 months after aesthetic filler applications. At the end of the permanence period of the filler, the skin returns to its pre-application state. However, it can be seen that the quality of the skin improves due to the increase of water retention and moisturization of the fillers.
Aesthetic filler application cannot be applied to people who are allergic to the active substance used. Those who have systemic diseases and those who use medications constantly should convey this information to their physicians before application. Those who regularly take Aspirin and similar medicines may need to consult their physicians and discontinue their medication before administration.