What are Fillers?

The term ‘filler’ refers to the injectable, volumising substances and fillers used in cosmetic medicine when indicated. Hyaluronic acid is the most used filler as it is completely absorbable and easily moldable, it is used in the correction of the shape and volume of the lips, cheekbones, labial nose wrinkles, redefinition of the lacrimal groove and eye contour. All procedures which it is possible to undergo at the renowned medicine and cosmetic surgery clinic of Prof.Giulio Basoccu of Rome. Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the connective tissues of the human body and is an essential molecule for the formation of the collagen matrix and elastic fibres. Their ability to attract and retain large amounts of water in the extracellular spaces make it essential for the maintenance of hydration, turgidity and skin plasticity. Another important function is the role played in tissue repair by stimulating the proliferation of fibroblasts and the production of collagen. The hyaluronic acid used as filler is a cross linked, monophasic or biphasic molecule, depending on the product that the surgeon decides to use, as well as the molecular weight of the hyaluronic acid chain, depending on whether it is necessary to work on the lips, fill in the zygomatic region or redefinition of the mandible profile.

Purpose of treatment with Hyaluronic acid filler

Age and lifestyle lead to a decrease in the concentration of hyaluronic acid in the dermis. These effects cause structural failure, loss of elasticity, less hydration. Stimulation of cellular activity through fillers allows to repair these damages, restoring firmness to the skin and promoting hydration. Fillers based on hyaluronic acid do not have side effects, guarantee wrinkle stretching and a filling of natural volumes. Their effectiveness lies in the predictability of the results and are suitable for every type of patient.

What should I know about the different fillers?

While some fillers are suitable for the treatment of wrinkles and folds others are specifically for filling empty spaces. Their duration varies from 3 to 4 months because, being natural molecules, they are reabsorbed by the body; however lifestyle can affect absorption. For example, alcohol, drugs, smoking and exposure to the sun without protection speed it up. The injections take place in day surgery, without the need for hospitalisations or anaesthesia, and are performed with the help of a very thin needle that leaves no mark on the treated area. In this way, after a session lasting about 10-15 minutes, the patient can return normally to their activities without discomfort.

Carboxymethylcellulose: the latest generation filler at the Rome Basoccu Medical Practice

Fillers based on carboxymethyl cellulose are the latest generation treatments for the remodeling of the lips, cheekbones and wrinkles, even deep facial restructuring. It is a well-tolerated filler, totally biodegradable and not very reactive, therefore free from the risk of erythema or oedema. In addition to preserving the collagen present in the tissues, it has a strong regenerative stimulation action. It is favored for the treatment of young patients who are trying cosmetic medicine for the first time.