When we talk about fillers we can basically divide them in to two groups. There are permanent fillers and non-permanent fillers.
Non-permanent filler contains hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a component that is naturally produced by the skin. With the years passing our skin produces less hyaluronic acid, which is the result of normal aging process. Your skin becomes thinner and as a result, it becomes loose and starts to wrinkle. This reduction in skin volume can make your face look thin and narrow, possibly making you appear older than you are.
Non-permanent fillers are usually used for deeper wrinkles, smoking lines on the lips and lip enhancement. These wrinkles appear in different stages of our lives.
In most cases the doctor will use an anesthetic to numb the area to be treated. After that he will inject the filler superficially into the skin where it is needed. Typical areas to be treated are: naso-labial folds, lips, smile lines, crow's feet or worry lines, forehead wrinkles, depressions or scars. The sessions will take an average of 30 min. Amount of filler the doctor injects depends on many factors: area of injection, how deep the wrinkle and the expectation of the patient.
The effect of the filler is instant and the effect will last from 9-15 months. Some patients prefer to have a touch up after six months or later. In general, the effect of the filler will last longer if you maintain the treatment on a regular basis. If you choose not to continue your treatment, the body will eventually absorb the filler and leave no trace.
Side effects & after-care
- Do not exercise or swim for the first 24 hours
- Do not go in the sun for the first 24 hours
- Make sure to drink plenty of water
- For lip enhancement: Avoid hot drinks, hot food, kissing for the first 24 hours and do not use lipstick the first 12 hours
- Do not massage or rub the treated area the first two weeks. Laser treatments and chemical peels should also be avoided.
At Rejuvie Clinic we use three different kinds of fillers: Teosyal from Teoxane made in Switzerland, Juvederm made by Allergan and Restylane from Sweden