What is the ingredient of lip and cheek fillers?
In general, fillers contain a volumising agent called hyaluronic acid, which is normally present in the body. The molecular weights of hyaluronic acid substances used vary according to the area of injection.
Where is it applied?
Basically, in principle, fillers can be used anywhere with subcutaneous soft tissue deficiency or where a fuller look is desired. Such areas on the face are usually cheeks, lips, nasolabial area, cheekbones and eyebrows.
How is the procedure performed?
The skin gets cleansed and topical local anaesthetic is applied to the area of injection. The local anaesthetic becomes effective in approximately 30 minutes. Procedure ends after adequate amount of injection is applied to each desired area. As the injected fillers also usually contain local anaesthetic substances, severe pain is not an expected result. The procedure itself takes about 10-15 minutes.
The effect is observed immediately after the procedure, and patients may return to their daily lives right away. For the first few hours, it is recommended to apply ice on the area. Then they proceed with the massage as described. Swelling often disappears within the first day. Depending on the chemical properties of the filling material applied, the effect of fillers lasts up to 9-18 months.