Juvederm? Neuramis? Filler type, filler maintenance period, and treatment cycle
When you go to get fillers, there are different types of fillers. This one is more expensive, but this one works better...
I think you'll have this experience at least once!
At times like this, I didn't really know what was what, so I was lost and ended up only buying the expensive ones...
But as long as this column is here, it’s okay!
Let’s take a look at the frequently used fillers and their characteristics!!
What is filler?
What is the difference between filler and hyaluronic acid?
Frequently used fillers
Hyaluronic acid/collagen, synthetic filler
In the end, which one should you choose?
Advantages and Disadvantages of Fillers
I recommend this to people like this!
I do not recommend this to people like this!
About filler removal surgery
Duration of effect, recommended cycle, recovery period
1.What is filler?
Filler refers to a procedure that fills in missing parts.
In a broad sense, it includes fat grafting, implants, threads, etc., but in the narrow sense commonly used, it refers to injection procedures.
We design it according to each person's facial proportions and then inject filler (hyaluronic acid, etc.) to add volume and make the facial line more beautiful.
Filler is injected into the forehead, nose, nasolabial folds, lips, and chin to create three-dimensional facial features.
- What is the difference between filler and hyaluronic acid?
There are many different types of fillers.
Depending on whether they are absorbed within the human body, they are divided into absorbable fillers and non-absorbable fillers, and depending on the type of material used, they can be divided into hyaluronic acid/collagen fillers and synthetic polymer fillers.
Among hyaluronic acid/collagen fillers, hyaluronic acid fillers are the most used, and are divided into collagen fillers and synthetic polymer fillers (ex. PMMA).
Simply put, you can think of hyaluronic acid as one of the ingredients of filler.
- Frequently used fillers
Made of hyaluronic acid with a long shelf life, American Allergan product, expensive, soft texture, little foreign body sensation, not suitable for use in areas requiring a firm structure, volume increases over time
The first hyaluronic acid filler to receive US FDA approval, it has high stability, is relatively hard, and has a good lifting effect, making it suitable for use in areas such as the nose and chin.
Domestic hyaluronic acid, particle-type filler popular in Korea
Relatively low cost, easy to administer due to soft injection feel, volume increase effect over time
Non-dissolving synthetic healer, promotes collagen production, reduces foreign body sensation
Since the area injected, duration of effect, and cost vary depending on the type of filler, it is best to consult with a specialist before choosing which filler product to use!
4.Hyaluronic acid/collagen, synthetic filler
Hyaluronic acid is a representative filler ingredient and is currently used in many hospitals. It is a type of polysaccharide called glucosaminoglycan.
The biggest advantage is that it lasts for about 1 to 2 years and can be dissolved using hyaluronidase in case of emergency.
Because of these characteristics, hyaluronic acid is the most widely used ingredient in fillers.
Among fillers other than hyaluronic acid, the most famous one is collagen filler.
Collagen is a raw material approved by the FDA before hyaluronic acid, but it is not used as much now as hyaluronic acid.
The representative product of synthetic polymer filler is Artefill, which is made from an ingredient called PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate).
※ What is PMMA? It is a polymer substance that induces collagen production in the skin. Because it does not break down or spread to other areas, volume can be maintained for a long time.
Most fillers other than hyaluronic acid have a long maintenance period and the treatment effect is semi-permanent.
However, if a problem occurs, it is difficult to remove, so it is most important to choose a doctor with extensive experience in the procedure.
5.Which one should I choose in the end?
As mentioned earlier, there are various filler products.
Which one is best to choose?
First of all, the product must not cause infection, hypersensitivity, cancer, or deformity, has minimal deformation even after filler injection, and has a predictable appearance after the procedure.
It may seem contradictory at first glance, but it is good for the effect to last for a long time, but it is not good for it to last forever.
The reason is that it is difficult to remove it easily if you do not like the results of the procedure or if side effects occur.
Of course, there are filler products that have a semi-permanent effect.
However, these products should only be used in procedures where a skilled specialist can use semi-permanent fillers.
The most commonly used filler is hyaluronic acid, which has an effect that lasts for about 1 to 2 years.
6.Advantages and disadvantages of filler
Filler Review Recommendation
Filler treatment is simpler than surgery because it is an injection procedure.
Moreover, it has no serious side effects and adds volume to sunken areas or flat facial features, creating a beautiful, three-dimensional facial line.
In addition, hyaluronic acid fillers last about 1 to 2 years, and one of the reasons for their popularity is that they can be removed after the procedure.
The advantage and disadvantage of filler treatment is that it is gradually absorbed into the body over time.
However, even if it is completely absorbed, the procedure can be performed periodically every 1 to 2 years.
Side effects can include bruising, swelling, inflammation, pain, and discoloration, and in some cases, the Tyndall effect**, where the filler shows through and makes the skin appear blue, occurs.
These side effects are minimal and most disappear over time.
However, side effects such as bacterial infection and vascular occlusion require additional treatment.
In particular, vascular occlusion, where filler particles block arteries, prevents blood vessels from supplying blood to the blood vessels, which can lead to side effects such as skin necrosis and blindness.
So, when choosing a hospital, don't just choose a hospital because it's a simple procedure, but choose a hospital with a lot of experience!
- I recommend this to people like this!
Those who want to round their flat forehead or are concerned about forehead wrinkles
Those who want to make their aegyo flesh thicker or have severe dark circles
Those who have a low nose or want to straighten the bridge of their nose, or those who want to have rhinoplasty but hesitate due to the long recovery period.
Those who want voluminous lips or have different thickness of upper and lower lips
People who have no chin or want to make their chin line a little slimmer
Nasolabial wrinkle filler
Those who are concerned about nasolabial folds and protruding lips
Those who want a youthful effect and improved contour by reducing the cheekbone line
- I do not recommend this to people like this!
Those who are allergic to ingredients used in fillers
If a person who is allergic to filler ingredients undergoes the procedure, inflammatory reactions such as red spots, heat, and pain may occur, as well as allergic reactions such as hives.
- About filler removal surgery
If red or blue spots appear on the skin after inserting filler, are accompanied by severe pain, are not satisfied with the results of the procedure, or are not completely absorbed and remain unsightly even after time has passed, the procedure is to dissolve and remove the filler. I recommend it.
Also, if you have had hyaluronic acid injected into your nose and are planning to have rhinoplasty in the near future, it is a good idea to remove the filler before surgery.
Since most fillers use hyaluronic acid, they can be easily dissolved with **Hyaluronidase**.
Filler removal treatment is also possible the day after filler injection.
- Duration of effect, recommended cycle, recovery period
Filler treatment cycle
Hyaluronic acid fillers last about 1 to 2 years, and the period varies depending on the hyaluronic acid product.
Among fillers other than hyaluronic acid, Artecoll filler, which is composed of PMMA and collagen, is also called a semi-permanent filler because the effect lasts for more than 10 years.
If you want a certain level of effect, we recommend re-injecting the filler every 1 to 2 years whenever you feel it has been absorbed.
However, since the absorption period varies from person to person, it is best to consult with your doctor before deciding.
Both filler treatment and melting treatment allow you to return to your daily life right away, but depending on the individual, there may be some swelling or bruising for 3 to 7 days.
Because it is an injection, there is no need to remove stitches.
In some cases, the swelling does not go down for a day after the filler removal procedure, but massaging helps to spread the hyaluronidase and dissolve the filler.
After about 2 to 3 days, the filler almost melts and disappears.
If you have a drug allergy, you must inform your doctor before undergoing filler treatment or filler dissolving treatment.
Some patients may experience severe swelling at the injection site for a few days when they experience an allergic reaction to the filler or hyaluronidase.
Also, please be careful not to press or apply shock to the treatment area for two weeks after receiving filler treatment.
Also, avoid drinking or smoking within a week after filler treatment as this may cause inflammation.
Find out about the types of fillers that are commonly used,
We also learned how to respond when filler fails.
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