Various filler materials can be used to add volume to any part of the face. The most preferred product in the world is hyaluronic acid-based products. Hyaluronic acid is a product normally found in the human body. Hyaluronic acid used for cosmetic procedures is synthetically produced in laboratory conditions.

Where is the filler used?

Although hyaluronic acid-based fillers are used in many parts of the body, 90% of the administrations are performed in the facial area.

Lip filler

One of the most important elements of beauty and attractiveness is lips. Filler is used for achieving the ideal lip shape and volume. The most important issue here is to create a natural and attractive lip shape with the procedure. As each lip structure varies, the procedure should be individualized. Adapting the generally accepted aesthetic criteria to the individual is the most important step of lip filler.

Cheek filler

The middle facial (1/3 middle portion of the face) area should be the most prominent part of the face. In the middle face, cheekbones and cheek tissue provide this. The deficiency of these tissues disrupts the proportions and aesthetics on the face. With the filler procedures, an aesthetically pleasing appearance can be obtained by adding volume to the middle facial area.

Under-eye filler

The under-eye area is a very sensitive area and in certain cases, hyaluronic acid can be administered to the under-eye area. Especially individuals with a hollowness in the under-eye area called tear trough deformity benefit from this procedure. Under-eye area bruises can also be improved with hyaluronic acid treatment.

Nasolabial filler

With increasing age, the bulky tissue in the middle 1/3 of the face is displaced downward with the effect of gravity. This displacement has two consequences. The first is that the suborbital area becomes prominent and the second is that the nasolabial line becomes prominent. Thus, this prominence makes the individual look older. With the filler procedures performed in this area, the depth of this line is reduced, giving the individual a younger, more dynamic and lively expression.

Nose filler

The most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in Turkey rhinoplasty. Some people are afraid of surgery and desire to get good results with small touches. Aesthetic improvements can be achieved, especially at the base of the nose and the tip of the nose with nose filler.

Correction of fine lines

Fine wrinkles occur on skin folds with increasing age. In addition, the administration of botulinum toxin alone is not sufficient since permanent wrinkles occur after botulinum toxin administration in individuals who use mimics excessively. In such cases, hyaluronic acid can be administered to correct wrinkles.

Are the procedures painful?

The hyaluronic acid fillers administered usually contain a local anesthetic agent to reduce pain. This prevents pain sensation after this complex procedure. Pain is minimized by applying numbing creams and cold application before the procedure.

How long does the effect of filler procedures last?

Since hyaluronic acid is an organic product and is found in the human body, it is broken down by an enzyme called “hyaluronidase”. As the number of cross-link bonds between molecules increases in the hyaluronic acid filler administered, both the density and permanence of the filler increase. It is necessary to use fillers in different densities depending on the administration site. While less dense filler is used in superficial administrations, more dense filler is required in deep administrations. Therefore, the permanence of each procedure is different. In other words, superficial administrations are less permanent, while deep administrations are more permanent. Since the metabolism of each individual is different, not the same permanence is seen in everyone. In addition, the individual’s lifestyle and habits such as smoking and alcohol use also affect this.

Do the procedures have any side effect?

The most common undesirable event after the procedure is temporary bruising and edema due to the injection. This is very rare in procedures performed by experienced people. Apart from that, various undesirable situations may occur depending on the administration area. In those who often develop herpes, an herpes-preventative treatment should be administered before lip filler. Blood circulation may very rarely be impaired and tissue injury may develop in the intravascular/peripheral administration of the filler. This is very rare, and permanent damage can be prevented by melting the filling with early intervention after the procedure.

What should be considered after the procedures?

Since there will be numbness due to the local anesthetic agent in the filler content after the procedure, hot-cold contact should be avoided, especially after the lip filler procedure and the patient should not smoke for 3 days if possible. Massage is recommended for the first 3 days as described after the procedure. This massage provides a more homogeneous distribution of the filler.