Everybody wants to keep young-looking the longest possible. Too bad, the passing time and many other factors make it harder for us to realize this desire. Fortunately, thanks to aesthetic medicine and tissue fillers, we are able to cheat the clock a bit. Read on and discover how.
What are tissue fillers?
Tissue fillers are synthetic or natural substances which fill in skin lines and wrinkles and enhance the face or body. They are used for surgeries, face rejuvenation procedures and improving appearance of skin. They are most common in filling in wrinkles and reduction of scars. They shouldn’t cause inflammation and should be easy to remove from the organism.
How do tissue fillers work?
As the name suggests, they aim at filling in the tissue in the place of injection. The product is injected to eliminate imperfections, mostly wrinkles. What’s more some of them stimulate collagen production. Thanks to that, the effects are striking and last much longer.
Types of tissue fillers
- natural (e.g. fat tissue, collagen, hyaluronic acid, plasma gel)
- synthetic (e.g. polylactic acid)
Tissue filler injections
The most popular injection techniques include:
- fan technique: it’s used for adding volume to large skin areas, involves injecting a needle, partly taking it out and rotating at a different angle; then, the action is repeated until injecting the entire skin area;
- serial technique: it’s used for reducing wrinkles and plumping the skin; the product is injected throughout the wrinkle entire length;
- cross technique: it’s best for enhancing or adding volume to cheekbones; the product is injected up and down, and then perpendicularly;
- linear technique: it reduces semi-deep wrinkles and lines around the lips; the procedure involves inserting the needle at a 30 degree angle slowly distributing the product;
- flat technique: the needle is inserted under the entire length of the wrinkle; the needle is taken out slowly to evenly distribute the product under the blemish
Have you ever tried tissue fillers?