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Facial filler is a medical esthetic procedure preferred mainly by women when wrinkles and loss of volume due to aging become apparent. It can also be preferred by people who have problems such as blemishes or hollows on their face. Thanks to facial fillers, many people can easily get rid of the signs of fatigue and aging that appear on the face with age. In this way, the effects of aging can be visibly slowed down.

Facial fillers can be applied to three areas: the first part, the eye area and the forehead area; the second part, the middle area of the face, consisting of the nose, lower eye areas and cheeks; and the last part, the chin and mouth area. Although the substance that is injected under the skin when using facial fillers is usually hyaluronic acid, there are also other filler applications. It is very easy to achieve a younger appearance without feeling pain by applying fillers to different areas of the face. So what is a facial filler, how is it applied, and what should you consider before and after a facial filler?

Number of Sessions :
1 - 2 Sessions
Operation Duration :
0 - 1 Hours
Season :
4 Seasons
Hospitalisation :
Sensitisation Process :
Return to Work Period :
Anaesthesia :
Local Anesthesia
Permanence of Results :
6 - 10 Months

What is a Facial Filler?

Some problems may appear on the face due to various reasons such as ageing, genetic predisposition, disease, irregular, unhealthy diet and environmental conditions. Facial filler is an aesthetic procedure in which suitable filler material is injected under the skin to eliminate volume loss and wrinkles on the face. It is also used to shape unattractive parts of the face. At the same time, dips and dimples may appear on the face due to cysts, wounds, acne, injuries and diseases. By filling facial dimples, a young and dynamic appearance of the face is achieved.

Facial filling is usually done with a filler material that consists of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid helps to regain lost moisture. After applying a hyaluronic acid-based filler, the face acquires a vibrant and radiant appearance. Moreover, this procedure, which can be performed with various substances such as permanent facial fillers, calcium hydroxylapatite fillers, collagen fillers, acrylic substances and polyacrylamides, fat injections and facial fillers, uses the most suitable content that does not harm the patient.

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How to Apply Facial Filler?

The face is one of the most noticeable and sensitive areas of our body. Before applying facial fillers, which are one of the medical esthetic procedures, it is important to get informed and be examined by a plastic surgeon who is an expert in his field. The materials used in facial fillers can vary depending on the area to be treated, the suitability of the patient's facial structure, and their desires. It will be determined which method is healthiest for the patient. The extent of the procedure and filling will be adjusted depending on the patient's needs and desired appearance.

The first part is the eye area and forehead area, the second part is the mid face area consisting of the nose, lower eye areas and cheeks, and the last part covers the chin and mouth area. Before the procedure, a numbing cream is applied to the area to be treated. Thanks to the numbing cream, the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort. After the area to be treated is numbed, the injection is made under the skin with thin needles, taking care not to damage the skin tissue. The procedure is completed in about 30 minutes. This procedure applies to the application of facial fillers, in which the body's own fillers are injected. When using facial fillers that contain foreign substances such as silicone, the application method and duration may vary.

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Substances Used in Facial Fillers

There are many substances used in the application of facial fillers. These substances differ in terms of the area applied, their content and the duration of their shelf life. The residence time of facial fillers can vary depending on their content and the density of the cross-links. Depending on the content of the filler, permanent facial fillers, semi-permanent facial fillers and temporary facial fillers can be used. While some facial fillers are more commonly used today, others are no longer preferred due to side effects, usefulness and health. The materials used for facial fillers are as follows:

Hyaluronic Acid Filler: Hyaluronic acid is the preferred material among acid facial fillers today. The risk of side effects with hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in our body, is quite low. Hyaluronic acid synthesis decreases with age. This causes the skin to become drier, look pale, form fine lines and lose volume in the face. Hyaluronic acid used in facial fillers helps to hydrate the skin after application, eliminating wrinkles and restoring the former volume of

It is suitable for many areas and procedures on the face, such as wrinkles around the eyes, nose edges and rhinoplasty that can be corrected with fillers, wrinkles around the mouth, chin tip and chin wrinkles, and the appearance and volume of the lip edges. It would not be wrong to say that it is generally used in the application of fillers in the midface. It can be absorbed by the body. It is a temporary filler, but if the patient desires, the fusion process can be performed without surgical intervention by injecting an enzyme that dissolves the filler without waiting for the body to absorb the filler. After the filling is placed, it lasts approximately 9-12 months.

Collagen Filler: As we age, the amount of collagen in our body decreases, leading to wrinkles and a decrease in the fullness of the cheekbones on the face. The use of collagen fillers reduces wrinkles and achieves a fuller face.

It is applied to the cheekbones and lip area of the face to eliminate volume loss. Since it is an animal protein, it can be considered risky to use due to the risk of allergies. After the filler is applied, its shelf life is about 3-4 months. Collagen fillers are not preferred nowadays because of their low durability and risk of allergies.

Calcium Hydroxyapatite Filler: Calcium hydroxyapatite, used in facial reshaping, has a denser structure than hyaluronic acid. It allows skin tissue to gain shape and volume. It supports the body's own collagen production. It helps to achieve a natural look.

It is suitable for reshaping the nose on the face, shaping the edges of the nose, the tip of the chin and volumizing the cheekbones. It is not suitable for removing wrinkles around the lips, forehead and eyes. The durability of calcium hydroxyapatite fillings is about 18 months.

Acrylic-containing substances and Polyacrylamides: They are synthetic filling materials and do not occur naturally in the body. For this reason, there is a high risk of side effects and different reactions to foreign substances. Since their durability is between 3 - 5 years, we can say that they are semi-permanent fillings. Their use is no longer common today.

Silicone Filling: Silicone is a foreign substance that does not occur in the body. In the past, it was used to eliminate wrinkles because it is permanent. However, permanent facial fillers have many side effects. Silicone sealants can shift and form lumps. Since a foreign and permanent substance is injected into the body, the risk of a reaction is quite high. Those who have permanent facial fillers can have them surgically removed as plastic surgery facial fillers, as the procedure is not absorbed by the body. If they are not removed, they will remain for life. Nowadays, this method is no longer common or preferred.

Facial Filling with Fat Injection: The question "How to perform fat filling on the face?" is quite curious, as it is very different from other filling procedures in terms of content and method of fat extraction. The fat extracted from different parts of the body is first prepared and injected into the designated areas of the face. In the before and after study of facial fat plumping, it was found that the skin looked more vibrant and younger than before thanks to the injected fat cells. The retention time of the injected fat cells is about 6 months.

Who Can Get Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers can be applied by both women and men, regardless of gender. The application is preferred by women to shape the face and eliminate age-related volume loss and wrinkles. It is performed by a specialized plastic surgeon to give a natural, young and dynamic look to people who have lost volume and wrinkles in their face and who previously had depressions and hollows on their face due to cysts, wounds, acne, injuries and diseases. Apart from this, people who are unhappy with their facial structure can also get facial fillers to give their face the desired shape. However, there are some situations in which caution should be exercised.

For people who suffer from the following conditions, it can be dangerous to use facial fillers:

  • It is not recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or at risk of pregnancy.
  • Facial fillers are dangerous for hemophilia patients, as bleeding may occur during the procedure.
  • In case of infection, open wound, active acne in the area to be treated or ongoing immune system disease, the plumping is not performed.

The facial plumping procedure is suitable for anyone who is at least 18 years old, has completed the development process, and has no health problems.

Things to Consider Before Facial Filling

There are a few points to consider before undergoing facial fillers:

  • First of all, it is important to thoroughly research the doctor who will be performing the procedure. The patient's facial examination must be done thoroughly and the face must be analyzed properly. During the examination, the patient's wishes and needs must be understood, and it must be decided which area should be treated, which method is suitable, and the amount of filling should be decided.
  • To minimize the risk of possible complications, the patient should inform the doctor before the procedure if he/she has a known medical history, allergies and medications.
  • Alcohol and cigarette consumption should be discontinued, and foods and beverages that negatively affect blood clotting should not be consumed.
  • Blood-thinning medications such as aspirin should be discontinued at least 1 week before the procedure to avoid the risk of bleeding.
  • It is not advisable to apply fillers if active problems such as acne, cysts, open wounds, etc. are present in the area where the procedure is to be performed. There is no harm in performing the procedure if there is no active problem in the area to be treated.

What Are The Things To Consider After Facial Filling?

There are a few things to keep in mind after a facial fillers:

  • Drink plenty of water, eat regularly, and eat a healthy diet.
  • Blood thinners such as aspirin should not be taken for a while after a facial fillers.
  • To avoid redness, no water should come in contact with the treated area for the first 24 hours.
  • Those who undergo treatment with facial fillers should not go to swimming pools, spas and saunas after the procedure to avoid hygienic risk.
  • On the first day, one should not sleep face down, heavy exercises and physical movements should be avoided.
  • After filling the face, massages, playing with the face, dying the hair and applying makeup should be avoided for the first 24 hours.
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption can increase possible edema and should be refrained from.
  • Pain, bruising and edema may occur after facial fillers. If pain medications are needed after facial fillers, they can be taken under medical supervision. Although recovery time varies depending on the structure of the person, edema and regional bruising begin to subside within about 48 hours. However, these bruises disappear within a week.

Frequently Asked Questions About Facial Fillers

  • When it comes to the dangers of facial fillers, the doctor performing the procedure, the cleanliness of the application environment, and the quality of the injected fillers are very important. When using fillers such as hyaluronic acid, which contain the body's own substances, the risk of side effects is quite low. Permanent fillers are not preferred because filler materials such as silicone contain foreign substances and have a high risk of reaction.
  • "When do facial fillers show their effect?”, “How long does it take for facial fillers to show their effect?” These questions are frequently asked. After facial fillers, a visible change occurs in a short time. It is normal to experience a little edema, redness and bruising at first. Although this varies from person to person, edema, redness and bruising will recede within 1 week. The desired vibrant and youthful appearance is achieved within 2-3 weeks.
  • When asked how edema disappears after facial filling, it helps to avoid alcohol and cigarettes, not to drink caffeinated beverages, eat healthy and regular food and drink plenty of water so that edema disappears quickly.
  • Another curious question is, "How long do facial fillers last?" Durability can vary depending on the type and amount of filler used, the patient's age and their own structure. Although permanence can vary depending on the filler material used and the individual situation, it is safe to say that it ranges from 4 to 18 months for temporary fillers and is lifelong for permanent fillers, as long as they are not removed.
  • “Do facial fillers melt when massaged?” The enzyme is injected to dissolve the facial filler. Massage can distribute this enzyme. It is not possible to dissolve the facial filler by massage alone without injecting the enzyme used to dissolve the facial filler.
  • When using facial fillers, the procedure is painless thanks to the numbing cream applied before the procedure.
  • Although there are situations when the patient needs to be cautious, they return to their daily life after a short time.
  • Temporary fillings can be removed at any time without waiting for them to be absorbed by the body. Permanent fillings must be surgically removed.
  • Facial fillers are not only performed because of the wrinkles and volume loss that occur with age. If we examine the comments of those who have had midface fillers, we find that they are used in women at a young age to shape the nose and cheek area, known as the midface region.

Facial Fillers Prices

Facial Fillers Prices for facial fillers vary depending on the quality and quantity of material used, the practitioner applying the procedure, and the practice. For example, prices for permanent and temporary facial fillers may differ. The area in which the facial fillers are used is also important to pricing. The price of a filler for the nose and a filler for the eye area are not necessarily the same.

The face is the first part of our body that catches the eye. To avoid problems after a facial filler, the reliability and knowledge of the doctor performing the procedure must be enough, not the price. The risk of complications is quite low in procedures performed by a good plastic surgeon under sterile conditions. If you would like to receive more detailed information about facial fillers and make an appointment to achieve the vibrant look you desire, you can contact us right away.

Last Update : 13.11.2023