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                     What are Fillers?

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Fillers are ideal for filling static wrinkles caused by loss of subcutaneous volume and sagging skin. They occur at the corners of the lips, on the cheeks, and on the neck. Mediclinic uses temporary fillers which are flushed out of the body after about a year. We do not use products that stay longer or permanently in the body to avoid the formation of granulomas, nodules, infections, or late complications. Unlike injections of muscle relaxants, the result is directly visible. It is a safe product that is not allergenic.

What results can we obtain?

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  • The disappearance of small wrinkles around the mouth
  • Decreased jawline
  • Reduction of mouth-lip furrows
  • Reduction of the mouth-chin groove (puppet lines)
  • Increasing the volume of the lips or accentuating the contour
  • Improvement of the contours of the face, filling of the cheeks

How is the treatment going?

The injection is performed during a consultation. For lip filling and wrinkles around the mouth, the area may be put to sleep with a bite (like at the dentist). The effects are immediately visible and improve further in the weeks that follow. After the injection, redness, swelling, and bruising may appear locally but can be easily camouflaged with makeup the day after treatment.

Advice before treatment

Avoid taking blood thinners, anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamin E, omega-3 preparations, eating garlic, or drinking alcohol a week before treatment. These products have an anticoagulant effect and increase the risk of bruising.

What kinds of fillers are there?

1. Temporary fillers

Their effect lasts for about a year until the product is dissolved by the body. Their great advantage is that they disappear spontaneously and safely.

 2. Semi-permanent fillers

These fillers last for over a year in the body and therefore last longer than temporary fillers. The advantage is its effect can be reduced by an injection of cortisone in case of nodule formation or other concerns. Semi-permanent fillers are injectable treatments that aim to restore lost volume in the face and strengthen the skin.

3. Permanent fillers

These fillers persist in the body and their effect, therefore, remains permanently visible. However, this method involves risks. If nodules form or if the injected product remains palpable, surgery will be required to get rid of it. Hence the saying "permanent fillers, permanent problems". For all these reasons Mediclinic does NOT use permanent fillers.

4. Permanent fillers with clean fatty tissue (Coleman technique)

Your fatty tissue can also be used as permanent fillers. Since these are clean tissues, there is no risk that your body will reject them, that nodules or allergic reactions will appear.

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This technique is ideal for filling larger wrinkles, increasing the volume of the lips, and making small corrections to the contour of the face. The body absorbs some of the fat soon after the treatment, which is why it is advisable to correct it a little more than desired. The fatty tissue that remains is usually permanent after the tissue has implanted. If the "overcorrection" effect persists, the surgeon can remedy it with liposculpture. This fat injection technique is also called "lipostructure". The fat is taken under local anesthesia by liposculpture on the stomach or on the hips. It is then filtered in order to reinject only the living fat cells. The resulting texture is quite thick and therefore cannot be used to fill in small wrinkles. The fat is reinjected under the skin. The treated area is largely deflated after 1 week, but you have to wait at least 6 weeks before you can see a definitive result. This technique is suitable for filling the lips, nasolabial folds, cheekbones, and dark circles around the eyes.

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