Many people want more youthful facial skin, but they do not prefer the surgical option, including facelift. Here in this article, we will highlight dermal filler injection as one of the effective non-surgical procedures to restore your face fullness and beauty!
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Dermal fillers are natural or synthetic substances injected into the aging areas in the face to eliminate wrinkles and folds and rejuvenate the facial skin and give it more volume. Dermal fillers can be an effective alternative for people who are not interested in facelift surgery. Since it depends on the injection mechanism which is done through a fine microsyringe, no scars will be left.
Dermal filler injection is an easy and fast method that can fill all lines, creases, and wrinkles over your face, taking about 30 minutes with results that might last more than a year.
Let us have a look at how dermal filler injection can make a real difference in your face:
Restore volume to face, particularly cheeks and temples.
Smooth out lines around nose and mouth.
Fill out lips and reduce vertical lines over them.
Diminish creases over the chin.
Plump and lift chin and jawline,
Enhance the symmetry of the facial features.
Several options are available for fillers. But, make sure you receive FDA-approved filler substances that ensure your safety and successful procedure. Here, we mention some types of fillers which are commonly used:
Natural fillers consist of natural substances found in our skin or bones. Let’s have a look at two popular natural types:
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural gel substance taken from the skin to plump and hydrate facial skin. It is an FDA-approved filler that gives temporary results which might last up to a year. Over time, the fillers are absorbed by the body gradually. Since they are natural substances, you do not have to worry about them.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite is a natural substance extracted from human bones. It is also a cosmetic product approved by FDA, characterized by a thicker consistency than (HA) filler, and even lasts longer. This type of filler is powerful in eliminating deep lines and wrinkles.
Synthetic fillers are made of a biocompatible substance that is safe for cosmetic procedures and approved by the FDA organization. Let's learn about the most common synthetic substances:
Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic biocompatible filler used popularly in medicine. It is a dissolvable substance that can stimulate collagen generation in facial skin to diminish deep lines and wrinkles. It gives results which can last over 2 years.
It is an abbreviation for (PMMA) and also a biocompatible substance used in medicine for years. It is an FDA-approved filler that can enhance skin structure and firmness.
An autologous fat injection is a fat that is taken surgically from a specific area of the body, then purified and injected into his facial skin. Typically, the fat is extracted from the body through liposuction which is a minimally invasive method. The autologous fat injection is performed to restore volume to the face, especially cheeks and temples, and lower eyelids. The results of fat injection can last for several years.
Dermal filler injection is a simple surficial treatment that goes through the following steps:
Your cosmetic specialist will firstly examine your facial skin to determine which regions will be treated with fillers.
Your medical history will be reviewed, as some medical conditions, such as allergies or skin problems can cause certain complications or affect your results negatively.
Before starting the injection process, your target areas will be cleaned, then numbed by topical anesthesia to eliminate any discomfort you might feel during the injection.
Finally, using a microsyringe, a certain amount of filler will be injected into the target areas strategically.
After the injections immediately, you will notice the results, do not worry if you experience swelling or bruising. All those side effects will go away after a short time. Generally, the final results might last for 6 months, a year, or even more, depending on several factors, including the filler type, the target areas, and the patient himself.
As we mentioned above, some products might last more than others. Typically, the synthetic fillers last more than the natural ones, as they are not absorbable, while fat grafting might last for many years. However, if you want to maintain the results, you should repeat the treatment session every period.
Filler treatment cost will be based on many main factors, involving the brand of filler product, the areas of treatments, and the medical clinic you choose. If you want to perform a fat injection, then you have to do liposuction, which will add an extra cost to your procedure. Typically, the filler injection using autologous fat is done when you have already done liposuction for a certain part of your body, so they can use the harvested fat as a filler for your facial skin.
Generally, the cost of dermal filler treatment in Turkey is very affordable. The cosmetic clinics there offer competitive prices compared with the prices in the USA, European countries, and Gulf countries.