Nonsurgical procedures for rejuvenation and correction of the face and body, they became a very good alternative to plastic surgeries, for a long time considered to be the only way to remove the signs of ageing of the skin. The appearance of wrinkles and other signs of ageing directly depend on collagen and hyaluronic acid concentration in the skin. As we age this concentration decreases.

Fillers (dermal or soft tissue fillers) are minimally invasive aesthetic injections used to restore or add necessary volume in the wrinkles and folds and to correct the contours of the face. Following the procedure the skin looks fresher and younger. With quick results and short recovery time the fillers became very popular able to slow down the ageing.

The signs of possible need of fillers:

– there are deep wrinkles around the eyes, brows or mouth,
– you are not happy about the contours of your face,
– you don’t want to undergo a plastic surgery.

The disadvantages:

– to maintain the result you may need to repeat injections as they are temporary,
– there can be some bruising or swelling or sensitive reaction of the skin
– the result totally depends on the professional level and experience of the practitioner.

To understand what suits you best, learn more about the types of dermal fillers.

There are three types of fillers: temporary, semi-permanent and permanent.

Temporary Fillers

Temporary, natural or biodegradable fillers are the most popular nowadays because of their high efficiency and are safe to use. There are two types: collagen-based or hyaluronic acid-based fillers. The aestheticians prefer to use non animal hyaluronic acid-based fillers in their practice: Restylane®, Juvederm, Hydrelle, Belotero etc. Some of the most popular collagen-based fillers are: Cosmoplast, Cosmoderm, Evolence.

Semi-Permanent Fillers

These fillers are longer lasting and are the combination of natural and synthetic products. The correction effect lasts for 1.5-2 years and to have a steady result 2-3 repetitive injections are required. The side effects are the same as with the synthetic substances: gel migration, redness, puffiness, abscesses, inflammation. Some of the popular brands are: Evolution, Artecoll, Arteplast, Dermalife, Matrigel, Profil.

Permanent Fillers

Permanent or non-biodegradable fillers are synthetic polymers-based gels. The polymers can’t be absorbed by the body therefore are the least favorable products from the point of view of side effects and should be avoided. The side effects include allergic reactions, product movement in the place of injection. Some of permanent fillers are: SilSkin, Outline, Amazingel, Bellafill. Every year the manufacturers offer new fillers with unique abilities. And it’s very important to remember that even the best product will only be safe and efficient when used by experienced and certified medical professional.