Fillers are ideal for filling static wrinkles caused by the loss of subcutaneous volume and by the relaxation of the skin. These occur at the corner of the mouth, cheeks and neck. Mediclinic uses temporary fillers, which are dissolved by the body within a year. We do not use products that remain permanently in the body to prevent the formation of granulomas, nodules or infections. Unlike muscle relaxant products, the result is visible straight away. Fillers give the skin flexibility and strength. They are perfectly safe and non allergenic.
What results can I get?
Disappearance of small wrinkles around the mouth
Softening of the jaw line
Reduction of furrows around the mouth and lips
Decreased furrows around the mouth and chin (marionette lines)
Fuller lips or contour enhancement
Improved facial contours, fuller cheeks
What can I expect during and after treatment?
The injections are carried out during a consultation. For the filling of lips and wrinkles around the mouth, the area may be anaesthetised (like at the dentist). The effects are visible straight away and improve in the following weeks. After the injection, redness, swelling and bruising may occur locally but can easily be camouflaged with make-up the day after treatment.
Tips before treatment
Avoid taking anticoagulant medication, anti-inflammatory medication, vitamin E, omega 3 based preparations, garlic or alcohol a week before treatment. These products have an anticoagulant effect and increase the risk of hematoma.
The effect lasts for a year until the product is dissolved by the body. Their great advantage is that they disappear spontaneously and safely.
These fillers stay inside the body for more than a year and therefore have a longer effect than temporary fillers. The advantage is that its effect can be mitigated by a cortisone injection in the case of the formation of nodules or other problems. This injectable treatment aims to restore lost volume in the face and strengthens the skin.
These fillers stay in the body and their effect is permanent. However, this method has risks. In the case of formation of nodules or if the injected product remains palpable, surgery will be necessary. Hence the saying "permanent fillers, permanent problems". For all these reasons, Mediclinic uses no permanent fillers.
Permanent Fillers with one’s own fat (Coleman's technique)
Your adipose tissue can also be used as a permanent filler. Given that your own fat is used, there is no risk of rejection, appearance of nodules or allergic reaction. This technique is ideal to bridge larger wrinkles, increase the volume of the lips and make small corrections to the contour of the face. The body absorbs some of the fat soon after treatment, so it is advisable to correct a little more than is desired. Adipose tissue is in principle permanent once the tissues are fixed. If the effect of "overcorrection" persists, the surgeon can adjust this through liposculpture. This technique of fat injection is also called "lipostructure". The fat is removed through liposuction under local anaesthesia on the abdomen or on the hips. It is then filtered so as to only reinject living fat cells. The texture obtained is quite thick and can therefore not be used to fill small wrinkles. The fat is reinjected under the skin. The treated area reduces after 1 week, but it takes at least 6 weeks before we see a definitive result. This technique is suitable for filling lips, nasolabial folds, cheekbones and dark circles around the eyes.