Facial Filling: When to Use Each Type of Substance?

Facial fill is one of the most modern treatments to soften the loss of elasticity and hydration of the skin, which happens as we age, bringing the effects of reshaping the shape of the face and lips.

Its effects, however, are not permanent. Therefore, the plastic surgeon must be very careful and choose the most appropriate treatment. It is also necessary to offer the patient the real expectations of results. All this can be achieved if you have a medical indication for facial filling with hyaluronic acid, the best material for the procedure because it is malleable and biocompatible, that is, a molecule made in the laboratory, but with a substance that the body does not recognize as strange, because is present in our skin.

What is the difference between hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin?

“The botulinum toxin serves to treat the muscles, so it relaxes the muscle of movement, the face – the forehead, the center of the eyebrows, the eye region, etc. – has a lot of movement. to be installed in that location

How long does it last?

Application of botox lasts between four and six months in people who do not do a lot of physical activity. Already among more frequent practitioners, the durability is less because bodybuilding, as the name itself says, stimulates muscle strength and spends more the substance of botox.
Indications for face filling

Fine wrinkles on the face

Facial grooves: nasogenian groove (“Chinese mustache”)
Replenishment and enlargement of the face: caused by aging or other diseases like HIV Lipodystrophy, leading to “wilted cheek”
Perioral wrinkles: they are the “wrinkles in bar code”, wrinkles in the mouth, wrinkles on the lips.
Grooves of the corner of the mouth and infralabiais.
Correction of scars

Lip: used to increase the volume of the lips.
Malar: it is the correction and remodeling of the apple of the face, which can be done with either hyaluronic acid, radiesse or bioplasty.
Dark circles and “deep eyes”.

To prolong

Adopt good habits: in addition to the skin routine, it is necessary to adopt a diet and give up bad habits. Sugar, for example, can cause glycation, which is when excess glucose in the blood binds to proteins such as collagen. When this binding happens, the protein loses its function and, as a result, there is the appearance of wrinkles.

Important note: Pmma, methacrylate and other permanent substances are contraindicated by the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery. Except in restricted use for AIDS patients the use of methacrylate may be used. A large number of other synthetic fillers are available in various parts of the world. It is difficult to comment on the efficacy and safety of these products. Since results of clinical trials have not been reported in the literature.