Filler by other name includes inject-able facial filler, inject-able cosmetic filler or dermal filler. This is a transparent gel-like filler to be injected into the skin helping to fill out wrinkle, fold, and volume deficient area such as the temple, sunken cheek after crash course slimming or to recreate youthful facial contour. It can also be used to fill up tear trough and erase the eye bag just quite like an eye bag removal.
Most of this filler is only temporary, lasting anywhere from 3 months to a year plus, depending the particular types of filler material. They get to be absorbed by the body as the body has the innate ability to get rid of foreign material. The effect depends on the filler type, location of skin layer injected and the injection technique employed. one of the longest lasting filler is Aquamid.
Some of such filler allow the body tissue to grow into it and therefore replaces the filler volume once its architecture disappear. This is good news as the filler disappear, the effect may still be apparent, albeit decreasing in the effect.
In the Europe and the UK, there are considered non-prescription drug. However, in the USA, it is considered as a medical device and need to be licensed by the FDA, The Food and Drug Administration. Due to this regulation, there are only 6 approved inject-able filler in the USA, where as in the Europe, there are a host of product as many as 140 line of products.
Filler is makeup of the following substances:
The last four are bio-synthetic polymer substance fillers.
Till recently, the patient’s own body fat has been considered as another filler. This fat has a distinct advantage due to it been a natural substance. Autologous fat is of one own’s body material, it does not carry risk of rejection or cross infection.
The trend is set in motion that going forward, more widespread use of fat is on the card.
As it is used to fill up soft tissue, filling volume deficit such as the vampire face lift where it is topped up with PRP to improve the skin texture and color, or for shaping a body part, this include: