Aesthetic Filler Applications
Aging, sun damage, weight fluctuations, bone density loss, and other genetic and life style factors contribute to facial aging. These factors cause volume loss as well as superficial and deep wrinkles. To treat these problems, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation is performed with the use of fillers. Today, biocompatible and injectable fillers that are systematically tested and validated can be used to fill facial depression sand wrinkles. The results of these fillings can last for eight months to two years, depending on the product used.
Aesthetic Fillers Applications on the Face
Aesthetic Filler Applications on the Upper Part of the Face
The aesthetic features of the upper part of the face are as follows. The forehead should be slightly convex in the women. It is desired that the area between the eyebrows, which is called the glabella, is smooth. The temples should be flat or slightly convex. In women, if the eyebrows are higher than the bones at the upper edge of the orbital bones, it results in a more aesthetic appearance. The middle part of the eyebrows should be lower than the outer sides. The outer sides of the eyebrows should rise slightly upwards. In men, the eyebrows are lower than the women. If the outer sides of the eyebrows are in line with the inner sides of the eyebrows or slightly higher, it provides a better view in men. If the vertical and horizontal lines between the eyebrows are very deep and do not disappear completely with botox treatment, filler can be applied to this area. Similarly, if horizontal forehead wrinkles do not disappear despite the application of botox, filling treatment can be performed. With the effect of gravity and aging, the soft tissues on the temples decrease and sag, and the temples get a collapsed appearance. These problems can be treated with fillers.
Aesthetic Filler Applications in the Middle Part of the Face
The middle part of the face contains special places such as raised cheekbones and plump cheeks, which are important for facial beauty and a youthful look. There is a slight convexity from the lower eyelids towards the cheeks and lips on a young middle face, and the junction of the cheeks and lower eyelid is flat.
Fillers can be applied on cheeks to increase volume and increase projection, especially on cheekbones. Also, the teartrough at the junction of the lower eyelids and cheeks can be treated with fillers. There may be depressions or evenwrinkles at the junction of the ear and cheek, and this area can be treated with filling application.
The nose is the most important point of the middle face. With aging, the appearance of the nose changes: the tip of the nose sags; the hump on the dorsum of the nose becomes evident; the relative shortening on the lower face is combined with therelative sagging on the tip of the nose , and the nose looks very elongated. Aesthetic filler applications on the nose is also called medical rhinoplasty. Nasal fillers, especially, have started to be applied successfully recently. However, the size of the nose should be kept in mind. If it is performed with an excessive amount of filler on normal sized or large noses, this will definitely enlarge the nose and give it a more repulsive appearance. Filler applications should be carried out in small amounts in large noses. In particular, it is useful for correcting aesthetic problems in small noses or hiding the remaining deformities after rhinoplasty.
Aesthetic Filler Applications in the Lower Part of the Face
The lips are inspected against certain aesthetic criteria. The junction line of the red skin of the lips (mucosa) and the normal skin is examined. A white and slightly raised skin line (white skin roll) should exist at this border. It should continue from the middle of the upper lip toward the columella in the form of two lines, expressed as the philtral columns.
The height of the lips is checked from front view. Finally, side view projection of the lips is noted. The upper lip is considered as three parts, the lower lip as two parts.
Evaluation of the lower part of the face should include the harmony of the teeth in the upper and lower jaw, the lateral fullness of the jaw, and the protrusion of the jaw. There must be an angle between the chin and the neck (ideally 120 degrees), and it should go straight without the interruption of sagging.
The lines, also called Marionette lines, which continue from the lip edges toward the tip of the chin and make the person look sad and unhappy, are noted.
Wrinkles on the neck are checked. The condition of the bands of the platysma muscle on the neck is examined when the patient speaking and not speaking.
If the transition between red lip skin and normal skin is uncertain, this line is raised with filler. If the lip height is low at the front view, its height can be increased by filler. In addition, Gummy Smile problem can be treated increasing the upper lip height with filler. When the side projection of thelips is not enough, the projection can be increased by filler. Since the lip is a very mobile structure with thin skin and since it comes into contact with hot and cold substances, fillers applied on lips may be less permanent than on other parts of the face.
Enlargement of the angulus mandible gives a more masculine appearance, so this area can be augmented with filler in people who need it. With the filler, the chin can be enlarged, extended; the transition between the chin tip and the middlepart of the chin can be filled, and a straight line can be obtained.
Aesthetic Filler Applications to Improve the Skin Quality of the Face
Such fillers are applied to the skin of face, neck, hand, and over the breastbone. These fillers also contain hyaluronic acid. They are generally preferred to moisturize and thicken the skin and increase its elasticity. They also reduce the visibility of fine wrinkles. Its effect can last up to 8-12 months.