(English) Interesting facts about Fillers you might not know about
There is no doubt that Fillers have become one of the most sought-after aesthetic treatments when it comes to reducing lines and wrinkle and restoring a more youthful appearance, all without having to go under the knife. But did you know about these interesting facts surrounding fillers?
#1 Fillers are natural
At least for most of the fillers that are available today. While there exists a variety of synthetic dermal fillers to offer excellent results, the more popular fillers such as Juvéderm® and Restylane® are the ones made from all-natural substances like hyaluronic acid or collagen.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that’s already present in your skin, eyes, joints and other parts of your body. Its main function is to hydrate and plump hence its suitability to enhance volume.
Collagen on the other hand is an organic protein that helps to maintain skin’s elasticity and youthfulness and is already present in your skin, tendons, ligaments and other tissues.
While some natural fillers come from animal sources, most are made from non-animal, biodegradable sources.
#2 Fillers don’t only smooth out wrinkles
It is true that fillers can help to reduce and even erase the appearance of lines and wrinkles but that’s not all they do. Besides reducing wrinkles temporarily, fillers can help to address sagging skin and volume loss in the face, also known as facial deflation.
The main cause of facial deflation is age and can begin as early as in your 30s. You may notice your cheeks appearing flatter, temples hollowing and appearing narrower, and lips not as full as they once were.
Fillers can help to correct such volume loss, and also lift and tighten lax skin tissue. Fillers in the hands of a certified doctor can also help to improve the contours of one’s jawline. Miniscule drops of fillers can help to impart a dewy, glowing complexion too!
#3 Fillers are temporary but long lasting
Another reason why fillers are so popular is due to the instantaneous results one gets with fillers. Over time, fillers are broken down and absorbed by the body typically within a 6-month time frame. Some fillers have been known to last as long as two years.
The benefit of fillers being temporary is that it allows the doctor to customise the filler for your face as it changes with age and time, to help you achieve the best results possible.