Facial fillers are one of many techniques used to reduce the signs of premature aging. Many of us begin to notice more or less deep expression lines after a certain age. This aesthetic procedure is very simple and has given very good results in these cases.
Therefore, in this article, we will briefly talk about what facial fillers contain and what benefits they have.
What do facial fillers contain?
Facial fillers are made with a variety of substances and the size of molecules, they must be carefully chosen depending on the area to be treated. For example, hyaluronic acid is the most recommended filler for lips. The main skin fillers are:
- Hyaluronic acid: this filler is based on a natural molecule that is produced by the skin. It provides hydration and volume, supports the natural collagen in the skin, and helps to retain water.
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite: is a synthetic molecule that provides both replacement volume and collagen biostimulation with significant durability.
- Autologous fat: it is fat from the same patient that is extracted and reinjected in the new area. It can be used very safely in the middle third of the face.
When to use them and what are their benefits?
Facial fillers with any of these ingredients or a combination can help eliminate the signs of aging. It is an adjunct to cosmetic surgery, meaning that surgery will sometimes be necessary to reverse the most severe signs of aging.
It has been widely used to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles in:
- The area between the eyebrows
- The eyelids
- The area around the eyes and mouth
It can also be used in other cases. For example:
- To enhance cheekbones and lips
- To correct asymmetries on one side of the face
Of course, all these applications also require an expertw hand to achieve good results. Only experienced and the best materials will make a difference when applying facial fillers. So be sure to seek out a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist with experience in facial fillers and follow their instructions to restore freshness to your face as soon as possible.
Thanks to Dr. Araceli Barrera Jácome, dermatologist, for reviewing and sharing information for this article. She graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico with a Bachelor’s Degree as Surgeon, she has a Specialty in Dermatology from the University of Guadalajara and a Specialty in Dermatopathology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.