In recent years, with the advancement of medical science, new compounds have been developed to fill areas of the face and body that have lost volume over time, named fillers. Fillers are divided into two categories, permanent and temporary.
Permanent fillers include polyacrylamide and polymethyl methacrylate (PAGE) compounds, the use of which is not approved by the FDA due to permanent complications.
Temporary fillers include hydroxyapatite and hyaluronic acid.
Calcium hydroxy apatite (Radiesse) is a brand approved by FAD for filling nasolabial line and cheek line and lasts 1 to 3 years. Hyaluronic acid (Juvererm, Restylane,) is produced by various factories. This type of gel lasts from 6 months to 15 months and is the best choice for lip volume. In addition to filling, hyaluronic acid fillers are also used to rejuvenate and moisturize dry and damaged skin.
Duration of action
The fillers are injected in one session and take about 15 minutes.
Fillers are injected under local anesthesia and are completely outpatient.
Inpatient / outpatient status
Immediately after the injection, the patient can return to his daily routine.
Possible side effects
In the case of temporary fillers, Possible side effects is very low, including:
- Hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acids
- Swelling and redness at the injection site
- Bruising at the injection site
- Pain at the injection site
If they do, they will disappear in a short time.
Dr. Gholam Hossein Ghorabi
Specializes in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
Official member of the American Academy of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISAPS)
Official member of Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISPAS)
Tehran, Valiasr, above Mellat Park, in front of the Young Journalists Club, Corner of Ravanpour Street, Jam Tower