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Injectable Fillers (hyaluronic acid)

What is it for?

  • Improves the volume and contour of the face and body and hydration of the skin and mucosa, allows the correction of wrinkles
  • In the specific case of the cheekbones, temporarily restores volume and projection

What does it mean?

  • The injection of fillers is a non-surgical procedure (unlike the filling with fat tissue, which is a surgical procedure), which uses filler substances to improve wrinkles, furrows and irregularities or even increasing volumes. It could also improve skin hydration, in the case of more superficial fillers. In our practice the preference falls on hyaluronic acid (non-permanent filler) for its better safety profile. Several brands are known, such as Restylane, Perlane or Juvederm (registered trademarks) which vary in viscosity, water absorption capacity and characteristics of the molecule, with implication in the depth at which they can be injected, for the best results without visible "papules" and maximized durability.
  • The cosmetic indications to use hyaluronic acid include the emptying of the face with age, namely the disappearance of fat from the cheeks, deep furrows from the nose to the corners of the mouth, and in some furrows between the lower eyelids and cheeks. It is also one of the most common methods used for lip or chin augmentation. Furthermore, a filler can be used to smooth the irregularities present on the nose, improving its shape.

Procedure time

  • 15 minutes

Other procedures that can be associated

  • Botulinum toxin

Type of anaesthesia

  • Topical or regional anaesthesia

Scars

  • No scars

Hospitalization

  • Procedure performed at the office

Recovery

  • You can work on the same day, although some areas may be more swollen or red for 1 or 2 days

Most frequent problems and risks

  • During the first days there may be some swelling, bruising or redness. Rarely asymmetry, irregularities, hypo- or hypercorrection and infection

Longevity

  • It depends on the depth, location and type of product used, ranging between 6 and 18 months