One of the most performed aesthetic procedures in the world, facial filling with hyaluronic acid aims to attenuate static wrinkles, which are those that appear even with the face relaxed. In addition, the application of hyaluronic acid promotes skin hydration, corrects asymmetries and imperfections and is the ideal treatment to alleviate facial curves and dark circles, highlight cheekbones and fill in furrows.
What is facial filler?
Facial filling is an aesthetic treatment that uses hyaluronic acid to smooth out wrinkles and furrows, moisturize the skin, enlarge or correct areas of the face, and treat imperfections. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is already present in the human body, whose main function is to keep the collagen fibers that support the skin alive. Therefore, facial filling is extremely safe, since hyaluronic acid does not pose a risk of rejection.
How is the facial filling done?
First, the patient undergoes a thorough assessment, where the doctor will assess the patient’s face as a whole and identify areas of patient dissatisfaction, as well as other points that need intervention. Then, hyaluronic acid is applied to predetermined areas through a blunt needle, called a microcannula, which allows for a uniform filling and with a more natural result.
Treated skin needs about a week to fully recover. During this period, it is recommended that the patient avoid sun exposure and the use of makeup, in addition to other recommendations given by the doctor, depending on each case. But generally speaking, it is not necessary to interrupt everyday
How long does the filling with hyaluronic acid last?
The effect of hyaluronic acid in the body lasts 20 months on average. Despite being a long-term treatment, the patient needs to undergo maintenance sessions after this period.
Is facial filling safe?
If performed by an experienced physician, in an appropriate environment and with good quality products, facial filling is extremely safe. Furthermore, as hyaluronic acid is a substance that is already present in the human body, it does not pose a risk of rejection.
What areas of the face can be filled in?
The facial filler can be applied to different areas of the face, according to needs and objectives. If the intention is to treat wrinkles, it can be applied to crow’s feet, forehead, puppet lines and wrinkles around the mouth (called bar codes). Hyaluronic acid can also be applied to the nose, to change the shape, correct angulation and make it more harmonious with the rest of the face.
Lip filling is another possibility that hyaluronic acid offers. In addition to cosmetic corrections for those who have thin lips and want more volume, or for those whose lower lips are disproportionate to the upper ones, filling with hyaluronic acid can also be used to replace the volume of the lips due to trauma or genetics, promoting not only aesthetic benefits , but contributing a lot to improve the patients self-esteem.
Facial harmonization is a set of procedures whose main objective is to promote an aesthetic and functional balance throughout the face. Within this set, facial filling with hyaluronic acid is one of the most used techniques.
The first results of filling with hyaluronic acid appear immediately after application. However, they become more visible about a week after the session.
How much does facial filling cost?
It is not possible to determine a single value for facial filling, as the technique is personalized for each patient, according to their goals and needs. Therefore, an evaluation with a physician is essential to determine the value of facial filling with hyaluronic acid.