Facial aging consists of several events that unfortunately will occur in all of us. Genetic characteristics that play an important role in the degree of aging and on the force which these events will occur. Firstly there is a thinning of the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. After atrophy, that is, a decrease in subcutaneous tissue, which is nothing more than the existing layer of fat under the skin. Also occurs a bone resorption, the bones of the face are a little “absorbed” or lose some volume over the years. Collagen and elastin fibers also reduced and with them go away the elasticity and firmness of the skin emerging creases and wrinkles.
The muscles of the face that was previously in its place, with time moves inferiorly reversing the triangle of beauty and distorting the jaw line. It is the weight of years, “weighing” the face and taking our beautiful youth.
The beauty industry has grown, and fillers materials exist, they are safe, and when well applied they can slow and even reverse the signs of aging. Since the use of bovine collagen in 1981 for this purpose, the demand for minimally invasive aesthetic treatments has grown every year, and today, along with the botulinum toxin, the fillers are the most popular in doctors’ offices. Among so many new developments that are constantly emerging in the media, it’s natural some confusion about the fillers and doubt is not lacking to be conversed, discussed and clarified at the time of medical consultation.
Facial fillers are designed to give volume and correct facial wrinkles and aim to treat the signs of aging or simply beautify. Over the past 20 years, several products have emerged for this purpose, and the search for an ideal bio injectable implant not yet ceased. Until the present time two basic types of implants are available on the Market: biodegradable, that is reabsorbed over time, and non-biodegradable or permanent. Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages and the right for you should be discussed in the medical consultation.
This is the most popular fillers and also less harmful, by its low rate of formation of nodules and dermatitis. Hyaluronic acid is nothing more than a temporary implant, that is, resorbable after about a year. It is used to give shape and volume to the lips, correct fine wrinkles and currently to add volume to cheeks, chin and jaw. Within the dermis its molecule undergoes hydration and its particles swell. One can say that it is the safest of biomaterials to fill lips. Moreover, it is the chosen material when the patient asks, above all, naturally.