The term filler indicates a re-absorbable biocompatible material, which is injected using a minimally intrusive method, when:
- - the skin structure has thinned, creating wrinkles and creases;
- - there are depressions due to lesions or trauma;
- - increased or restored volume is desired in areas such as lips and cheekbones;
- - hypotrophic scar correction;
- - for the correction of eye bags;
- - for remodelling the shape of the face.
Wrinkles are the first visible signs of advanced aging and the skin is supported by the volume of the face: the physiological aging process decreases the volume of the above and its restoration bestows a more healthy, relaxed and proportionately pleasing appearance.
This method consists of a dermal or subcutaneous injection (under the skin) of hyaluronic acid with a very thin disposable needle. The treatment is quite quick. Application of a local anaesthetic cream for at least 30 minutes considerably reduces the sensation of the injection which is however, generally well tolerated.
The materials used are totally absorbed (cross-linked hyaluronic acid) and the correction process takes around 5-6 months. A longer lasting effect of the filler has been achieved through follow up procedures.