Unfortunately, the structures of the soft tissues of the body can lose volume and elasticity due to the aging process. If you are looking for a lighter and more vibrant look, dermal fillers offer minimally invasive, uninterrupted treatment. Injectable soft tissue substances can be used to support facial structures by acting as a padded cushion to smooth out wrinkles in areas such as the face, neck and hands, or add volume to the breast or buttocks. Soft tissue supplements give youthful volume and elasticity to the skin and are used to temporarily alleviate facial lines and wrinkles to give you fuller lips and fill recessed scars.
There are many types and classes of different fillings and each has its own specific uses. Dermal injections typically fall into certain categories: synthetic or natural, absorbable or non-absorbable. Depending on the type of filling and the depth of injection, it can be used to correct fine lines on the skin surface to fill deep lines and folds, such as nasolabial folds, or to increase soft tissues (for example, lips) or breast augmentation and soft tissue defects. Rejuvenation with soft tissue filling agents is temporary, so treatments should be repeated periodically to maintain results. Soft filling substances in areas with high mobility can last three to four months, while more resistant substances in non-mobile areas can last up to more than a year. Soft tissue injections include:
CALCIUM HYDROXIAPACTIDE FILLER
Calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse) is a resorbable filler that contains microspheres that stimulate endogenous collagen production. Production of collagen that is suspended in an aqueous gel and used to add volume to help wrinkles and folds from the moderate to severe face. Initial augmentation is provided by the implant itself, but within a few months the palpable implant diminishes further in size and disappears in 9 to 12 months.
TRANSFER OF GRASS
Fats taken from patients on the thighs or abdomen can also be injected. Fat transfer is a more extensive procedure than other soft tissue fillers. Sometimes several injections may be needed to get the desired result.
FILLERS OF HYALURONIC ACID
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers (Captique, HylaForm, Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane) are substances that give your skin a volume and fullness. Hyaluronic acid injections fill the space between the collagen and the elastin fibers in the skin, which feeds the lost natural volume with aging. There is no risk of infection, but you will need repeated treatments to keep the result. Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water, helping to maintain fullness in the injected area. Some hyaluronic acid materials are thicker and can add significant volume and structure. Others are more fluid and thinner and have the ability to flow more consistently. Most hyaluronic acid products are maintained for several months, but Juvederm may last longer, maintaining the appearance for up to 12 months with less lesions and lower inflammation of the tissues.
HYDROGEL (WATER FILLERS)
The polyacrylamide hydrogen is a non-resorbable sterile “aqueous” (Aquamid) injection gel. Permanent filling is composed of 97.5% sterile water and 2.5% polyacrylamide polymer, making it elastic and viscous. Aquamid treats facial contour deformities or soft tissue deficiencies caused by aging, acne, trauma, and surgery. This gel should be injected deeply into the subcutaneous fats, muscles or superperiostatic planes. However, nodules may develop after injections that have been shown to be localized inflammatory process, induration, bulges, unsatisfactory outcomes, abnormal skin sensations or gel migration.
But recently, the new agent appeared through the filling – this is a voluminous water gel – AQUAfilling®. AQUAfilling® Hydrogel is highly compatible with human tissues because it is composed of 98% physiological sodium chloride solution, a natural substance of the human body and 2% polyamide. While Hyaluronic Acid is applied primarily to wrinkles and local skin augmentation, the hydrophilic AQUAfilling® injectable gel can be used to restore panfacial volume and to rejuvenate the face. To address volume loss, the water-based gel has traditionally been used to improve cheeks and chin, to shape the jawline. The hydrophilic AQUAfilling® gel as a dermal filler is suitable for smoothing small and large wrinkles: forehead, glabella, infraorbital region, nasolabial wrinkles, malignant wrinkles, jaw wrinkles, bitter wrinkles, wrinkles around the lips, smile lines, perioral lines. In addition, the hydrophilic gel is suitable for non-facial use, including hand and breast rejuvenation and buttock correction. This hydrophilic gel is slowly degradable, providing an optimal long-lasting effect of up to 2 to 3 years in the face areas. Due to its structure, the AQUAfilling® gel does not have serious side effects and demonstrates an impressive clinical efficacy in aesthetic medicine.
Summing up, the AQUAfilling® water-based gel can be the best choice to improve the features of the face and body.