Fillers are preparations that are injected under the skin (with a syringe or cannula). They are used to correct age-related changes, restore lost volume in different areas of the face, and create more expressive facial features. Dermal filler is a gel that is injected into the tissues to replenish their volume. For example, as we age, the volume of the soft tissues of the face, especially fatty tissue, decreases. And we see a face with droopy cheekbones, hollow cheeks. Fillers allow you to fix it, returning the face of youthful circularity. They also fill in wrinkles and make them less noticeable. This most often refers to nasolabial folds, furrows near the mouth, and so on. And, of course, everyone has heard about lip augmentation. The correct application of dermal fillers allows you to maintain the individuality and beauty of the lips, regardless of age. Now let’s try to answer the question: “Does filler Stay in your face forever?”
How long do fillers work?
Recently biodegradable fillers based on hyaluronic acid are mostly used. They retain their effect for 6-12 months. During this period, the drug is completely eliminated from the body, and the procedure can be repeated. The duration of the effect depends on the characteristics of the patient’s skin and the area where the filler is applied.
Each person has individual stability of the filler, but in practice, the effect lasts up to a year and a half, sometimes a little more. The stability of the filler depends on how the body breaks down hyaluronic acid and similar components. Scientifically speaking, it is a peculiarity of an individual group of hyaluronidase enzymes.
The most commonly used preparations are based on hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is related to skin cells. Such fillers eventually dissolve, and the procedure has to be repeated again.
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Hyaluronic acid is completely destroyed and eliminated from the tissues. On the one hand, this makes the effect of the procedure temporary. But on the other hand, it significantly reduces the risk of complications. Because this acid is already contained in the human body, a lot of it in the skin, in the lens of the eye, which means that the probability of allergic reactions, rejection is extremely low.
And another important point – hyaluronic acid has an antidote. That is, even with the development of any complications or not the effect that the patient is counting on, it can be instantly destroyed by a special enzyme – hyaluronidase.