- Nasogenian fold (located between the nose and the cheek)
- Labiomental fold (located between the lip and the chin)
- Some deep forehead wrinkles
Fillers are often used along with botulinum toxin. These two treatments are complementary, but they do not act the same way.
The most commonly used filler is the hyaluronic acid filler. This molecule is naturally present in the body and has been synthesized in a laboratory. It is very safe and its efficacy is proven. This temporary filler lasts for about 6 months. The skin layer into which the product is injected depends on the desired effect. It acts quickly even if an edema may persist for a few days after the treatment.
Filler can also be made from the patient’s own fatty tissue. Fat removed by liposuction is treated and injected to restore lost volume. In general, its effect lasts for a long time and 50 to 70% of the fat injected stay in place.
Since treatment with fillers may be painful, it is usually administered under anesthesia.
Returning to normal activities is not contraindicated after a treatment with fillers. However, it is advised to avoid strenuous physical activities on the first day after the surgery. Applying cold compresses on the treated areas may also help reduce discomfort.