Fillers

Reasons for this technique include the following: superficial, middle and deep wrinkles in the face and neck, hollow cheeks, flat cheekbones, a small face, and scars beneath the skin, to name a few.

What you should keep in mind

Anaesthesia:
topic anaesthesia cream, local (on demand)
Length of operation:
1/2 hours
Patient status:
outpatient
Side effects:
swelling, redness, hematoma
Recovery:
back to work: immediately
Result:
lasting for ½ to 1 year

The treatment

The filling of wrinkles can be performed with resorbable and non-resorbable materials. Using non-resorbable materials can, in rare cases, result in allergies and chronic inflammation and can result in life-long problems because the material can no longer be completely removed. This is why I do not use such materials.

In regards to resorbable materials, there are two groups:

Collagen

Collagens contain parts of bovine proteins and are tested twice before application, by injecting a small dose of collagen into the inner aspect of the lower arm. Only after the physician is certain that the collagen is tolerated and no allergic reaction is visible, can it be used in the face. Collagen is predominantly advantageous for the treatment of the finest wrinkles, but it resorbs quickly within 3 to 6 months.

The disadvantage of a possible allergy is overcome by the usage of porcine collagen.

Hyaluronic acids

Hyaluronic acids are generated genetically and thus have a low rate of allergic reactions. They need not be tested before application. Hyaluronic acids have different concentrations and particle dimensions and are suited for all types of wrinkles and folds.


Praxis Prof. Dr. med. Beer, Zürich

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