Demands for dermal fillers have been increasing rapidly in recent years. Although the first dermal fillers were based on Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is more preferred today.
The purpose of dermal fillers is to correct the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, to give volume to scars and depressions, to tighten the sagging and loosened tissue, to give the skin a younger, plump, tight and lively appearance.
Dermal fillers should be done by specialist physicians. In order for the filling materials not to cause allergies on the skin, a detailed examination and necessary examinations should be done by a specialist physician beforehand. The best way to reduce the side effects of soft tissue augmentation is to prevent them from the very beginning.
Temporary Dermal Fillers
As injectable fillers such as Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) are biodegradable molecules, these fillers have a lifespan of 4-9 months. These fillings play an important role as a starting step for people who are considering soft tissue augmentation. The temporary nature of these fillings allows for possible dissatisfaction or side effects to be experienced beforehand.
Collagen is the basic building block of the dermis layer. It is the most common protein found in our body and skin. It acts as the supporting tissue of the skin. It is also the strongest natural protein that gives elasticity and elasticity to the skin. It constitutes 70% of dry skin mass.
As we age and are exposed to sunlight, collagen losses occur. Collagen losses accelerate the weakening of the skin and the formation of wrinkles. UV rays, free radicals and many similar adverse conditions increase the production of collagenase enzyme, the enzyme that enables the breakdown of our body's collagen tissue. Injecting collagen under the skin helps to restore the youthful and plump structure of the skin, but it should not be forgotten that these results are temporary.
In the last few years, Hyaluronic Acid fillers have become the most preferred and most used fillers compared to other fillers on the market. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) or Hyaluronan is a non-sulfated glycosaminoglycan molecule. It is a naturally occurring molecule in the skin and especially in connective and epithelial tissues. It forms the intercellular intermediate (extracellular matrix). It is nonimmunogenic, does not cause an immune response. This polysaccharide has a water holding capacity of 1000 times its own mass. It gives volume and radiance to the skin with its flexible and wet skeletal structure that surrounds collagen, elastin and cells. As we age and exposure to sunlight, the concentration of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin decreases. As the hyaluronic acid concentration decreases, the skin loses its elasticity and natural shine, sagging, dull appearance and loss of elasticity begin.
Hyaluronic Acid fillers are more advantageous compared to Collagen fillers. Its advantages are that they last longer (6-12 months), can be administered more easily, and have less immunogenic and allergic side effects.
The products to be used after collagen and hyaluronic acid fillers should be chosen very carefully. You can add pure hyaluron-containing products to your skin care routine after being well researched and tried, as a result of their suitability for your skin.
Before a permanent filling is applied, a temporary filling technique should be applied to have an idea about the posture and appearance of the skin. Silicone or Artefill, one of the newest fillings, is used as permanent filling.Since these filling materials are not biodegradable, they can stay for many years without decomposition in the place where they are implanted. Although rare, they have side effects such as migration (migration), granuloma and asymmetry. It is important for people with previous soft tissue augmentation experience to be implanted by a specialist physician. It should be noted that if you are not satisfied with the result, there is no solution and you will have to live like this for a long time.
As a result, most of the agents used in soft tissue augmentation can be used alone or safely applied in combination. Although many new filling materials have been developed and introduced to the market in recent years, the most widely used filling material is Hyaluronic Acid. In addition to being widely used as a filler, Hyaluronic Acid is also included in the formulation of many skin care products. Regular use of products containing Hyaluronic Acid used in skin care is beneficial for the skin and helps to improve the appearance of the skin.
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