As we age, some changes occur in our bone and fat tissue as well as in our skin. Especially on our face, with aging, there is loss of fat, muscle and bone tissues that support the skin. This results in our face sagging downwards. This can occur not always with aging, but sometimes with very rapid weight loss.
Dermal fillers are cross-linked hyaluronic acid ingredients used to fill areas of the face and body with reduced volume, lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used almost anywhere on the body, including the face, nose, lips, neck, décolleté and hands. These substances are not permanent and can be easily dissolved if necessary.
Fillers also improve the structure of the face and skin texture by providing hydration. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 100 times its weight in water, so when injected, it draws water from surrounding tissues, helping the skin retain moisture.
Dermal fillers make people look less tired, less angry and more rested. It can effectively lift the face.
This procedure is not recommended in cases of active infection, pregnancy and lactation. During the procedure, the area to be treated is anesthetized with anesthetic cream, and there are anesthetic substances in the fillers. Therefore, it is a fairly painless treatment. The application takes about 20-30 minutes. After the treatment, edema, swelling and slight bruises that can be covered with make-up may occur. All of these effects are temporary and regress completely within a few weeks. Fillers are permanent for 4 to 18 months, depending on the area applied and the characteristics of the product used.
The first area that comes to mind when it comes to fillers is the lips. Plump lips are essential for an attractive and feminine appearance in women. Lips proportional to the face provide a more attractive appearance without deteriorating the naturalness. Lip augmentation produces very pleasing results in thin lips, asymmetrical lips or disproportionate lower-upper lip deformities. Our lips are one of the most noticeable areas on our face. Therefore, it should be applied in a way that is compatible with anatomical proportions and provides a natural appearance.
With aging, we also lose volume from our lips and this can be reversed with filler applications.
Thin lips also cause gums to show when we smile. Therefore, it provides more effective results with botox in the "gummy smile" treatment.
It is dangerous to use more than 1 ml of product in a single application in lip fillers and may cause the filler to slip out of the lip. Additional sessions should be planned every 1-2 months for very thin lips that need more than 1 ml of filler.
Lip fillers melt much faster than other areas due to being a moving area and being exposed to hot and cold. Its permanence is about 6 months on average.
Jawline - Jaw Fillers
Jawline treatments have become very popular lately. The jawline line is the line that separates our face from our neck, extending from the tip of the chin to the front of the ear. Filling applications made along the jawline line are called jawline filling applications.
With issues ranging from jowl problems to loss of elasticity, the shape and sharpness of our jawline plays a big role in our overall facial appearance. A well-defined jawline can dramatically change the look.
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, which causes the skin to sag around the jawline and look less sharp.
In order to have a sharper jaw line, problem-oriented applications should be selected. If there is a jowl, it can be treated first. If sagging is in the foreground, volume losses should be replaced by starting from the top face first. If the jawbone is small, it should be supported with jaw filling applications.
Cheek augmentation applications provide dramatic changes in providing sagging, unhappy and sad expression, triangular face image resulting from facial volume losses. As we age, the loss of elasticity and volume in the skin combine with the effect of gravity and cause our face to move downwards. We, on the other hand, try to support our face upwards and outwards to reverse this movement. Most of us don't have triangular facial features that give a more attractive appearance, due to our racially less developed cheekbones and jawbones. It is very easy and very effective to achieve this with filling applications.
One of the most disturbed areas in applications for filling applications is the under-eye area. The most important supporter of this region is the anterior cheek. Loss of volume in this area is one of the reasons why the under-eye area looks more deformed. For a healthy image, it is very important to replace the volume losses in the anterior cheek. Most of the time, especially in the treatment of non-structural under-eye problems, the under-eye and anterior cheek regions are treated together.
Our nose is one of the most striking areas on our face. Filling applications provide an easier and more effective alternative to surgery in patients with deformities in the nose, especially in patients who do not have a functional problem or who do not welcome surgical applications. Very dramatic changes can be achieved with small amounts of fillers.
During the aging process or due to rapid weight loss, the fat tissue on our face is lost. Replacing these fat supports that keep our face up helps us look less saggy and younger. Concavity of the forehead in women is very important in the feminine image. Some women may genetically have a sunken or flat forehead. Dermal fillers are a quick, easy and effective treatment option for solving these problems.
Sunken temples in women cause a masculine and unhealthy appearance. Due to aging, volume losses develop in the temple area, as in other areas of our face. It is known that the sagging problem in the lower parts of our face is primarily caused by the losses in the upper parts. For this reason, one of the first step treatments in face lifting is filling the sunken temple area. The treatment of the temple area is also very effective in lifting the eyebrow tip. Cheek filling and temple filling are indispensable applications in providing triangular facial features.
Under Eye Light Filling
The fact that the under-eye is sunken and looks darker due to the penetration of light creates a tired and unhealthy expression on our face. As deformities under the eyes can be seen genetically at young ages, it develops due to volume losses in everyone after the age of 30. Filling the sunken area under the eyes with fillers provides a healthier and brighter appearance. In deformities caused by aging-related volume losses, treatment should be planned together with the anterior cheek. The under eye is a very sensitive area. Low-intensity products should be preferred in this region and should never be treated in one go. The amount to be applied is kept low for the first time. Thus, side effects such as swelling and edema are minimized. Fillers are water-retaining materials and a better image will be achieved after 3-4 weeks.
The nasolabial region is the name given to the groove that descends from the side of our nose to the side of our mouth. It is the first deformity on the face that many women feel uncomfortable with. Grooving in this area should never be treated with filling applications only to this area. The main reason for the corrugation in this region is the loss of volume on the upper face and the skin being unsupported and descending. That's why volume losses in the upper face are treated first and then the nasolabial region is filled.