Face fillers are applied by plastic surgeons or dermatologists for filling the pits, lines, wrinkles, and areas on the face that need their fullness to be restored with substances compatible with the skin. The laboratory-created form of hyaluronic acid, which is also found naturally in human skin, or the person’s own body fat can be used as filler. The permanence of filler, which is applied in very small amounts with an injector, varies between six months and two years, and regular repetitions of the application increase the permanence.

What is filling?

Filling or filler injection is an aesthetic procedure based on the principle that specialist doctors inject hyaluronic acid, which is compatible with the human skin, or the person’s own body fat into the areas where volume is needed.

Which substances do fillers contain? What are they made of?

There are basically two types of fillers: Hyaluronic acid fillers and fillers made from the person’s own fat (autologous fillers). Although hyaluronic acid fillers are marketed under different brands, they are actually the same substance. In addition, these fillers differ according to the areas where they are applied. For example, the same filler formula cannot be applied to the lip and cheek because the lip has a thinner skin. Fillers applied into the deeper layers of the skin are usually denser.

How do fillers work?

The most important sign of facial ageing is volume loss, especially in the cheeks and cheekbones. This volume loss can be restored with the help of fillers. In addition to filling in wrinkles and deep lines, specialist doctors also use fillers to thicken the lips, fill the bony part of aquiline noses, and contour the chin.

For what purposes are fillers used on the face?

This method is used for cheek, lip, cheekbone, chin tip and nose shaping. Doctors also use this method for facial rejuvenation by filling deep lines and wrinkles.

In which areas of the face are fillers used?

This method is most often used for the purposes listed below:

  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial lifting and firming
  • Removing deep wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth
  • Lip shaping and plumping
  • Nose reshaping
  • Chin contouring

What are the points to be considered before having facial filling?

Filling application with hyaluronic acid is not a surgical procedure and does not require general anaesthesia. Nevertheless, doctors do not recommend taking blood thinners and alcohol before the application. Autologous filling (filling with the patient’s own fat) is a surgical procedure and is performed under local or general anaesthesia.

What are the points to be considered after having facial filling?

Your specialist doctor will tell you everything to be considered after the treatment. You may be asked to give a special massage to the area. You may be advised not to bathe, wash your face or apply excessive pressure to the treated area for two hours. You may also be asked to drink plenty of water after the procedure.

How is the recovery after filling application?

This is a very safe process, with very few side effects and a very short recovery period. There might be slight redness, tenderness, and mild oedema in the injected area.

When are the results of facial filling visible?

With this treatment, results can be seen immediately after application.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does facial filling with one’s own fat mean? What is Nano Fat?

The person’s own fat refers to the fat tissue removed by liposuction. Usually, the fat removed by liposuction is stored for future use. Sometimes liposuction can be performed only for filling applications. However, this fat is not used as it is, but is filtered through a special process and the obtained fat as a result of this process is called “Nano Fat”. Nano Fat, which is also rich in stem cells and some enzymes, not only gives volume to the area where it is injected but also initiates a repair process there. Thus the skin looks more hydrated, radiant, and youthful.

How much filler is injected? Does pain felt during the process?

After a detailed examination, plastic surgeons decide how many millilitres of filler should be applied to exactly which areas of the face. Usually between 2 and 10 ml of filler is used. Even 1 ml of filler can make a very significant and positive difference. Before the filling which is performed completely according to the examination, topical anaesthetic creams are applied, which significantly prevent the feeling of pain and soreness.

Will my face swell or bruise a lot after filling applications?

Depending on the skin type and application area, mild swelling, redness and bruising may be observed. These disappear completely within a few days and do not affect your daily life.

Fillers or Botox? Which one should I prefer?

Although often confused colloquially, the two are in principle different procedures. Botox acts on the muscles and prevents mimic wrinkles by restricting their movement. On the other hand, filling applications fill these wrinkles but do not prevent movement. In addition, Botox cannot be applied to the lips and chin, nor can it be used to fill under-eye hollows or to add volume to the cheeks.

How long do facial, cheek and lip fillers last?

The permanence of fillers varies between six months and two years. Many factors, from the activity of the treated area to the metabolic rate of the person, may have an effect on this process. However, it is known that repeating the treatment regularly provides longer lasting results.

Some people who have fillers have over-inflated lips and puffy faces. What if that happens to me?

Your specialist doctor determines the ideal amount of filler for your face and gives you an idea about how you will look after the treatment. However, some people may request more voluminous lips and cheeks from their doctor. This is entirely a matter of preference. In addition, if an undesirable result is obtained, it is possible to dissolve the fillers without any waiting period.

Can I inject filler by myself at home?

Recently, non-professional devices that you can use at home for filling are sold on some websites. However, their use should definitely be avoided as it causes very severe risks. Applications performed at home settings can lead to infections and injuries. In addition, the use of fillers of unknown reliability will also pose long-term risks.

Are there any risks of dermal filling applications? Is it harmful to have facial filling?

Plastic surgeons make the most accurate planning for the application and get information about your health status before filling. In these circumstances, applications performed by specialist physicians with medically approved, safe fillers are free of any risk. However, fillings performed by non-specialists with unapproved substances pose very serious risks.

Dermal fillers price 2022, how much do fillers cost?

One of the questions asked on the Internet by the patients who decide to get dermal fillers is “how much fillers cost”. Price varies depending on several factors such as the city you are in, the brand of the filler, and areas where fillers to be applied. You can receive information on dermal filler prices from your plastic surgeon.

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