FAQ about fillers
Which type of fillers exists?
There are different types of fillers, permanent and non-permanent. Most of the fillers available today are made from Hyaluronic acid, which is a bodily substance that moisturises and rejuvenates the skin. Examples of these are, Restylane, Juvedérm. There are also fillers made from collagen, for example – Evolance.
Are there different types of filler used to fill out lips or wrinkles?
Yes, for instance Restylane, has several products which are used to maximise results depending on the area of treatment.
- Restylane Lipp, for lips, facial surgery
- Restylane, for deep wrinkles, abdominal surgery
- Subq, for volume and facial contouring, bodily surgery
Also Evolance and Juvedérm have several different products to be used on different areas.
If one doesn’t have deep wrinkles, but rather fine lines, can fillers be an alternative?
Yes, in some cases, but also the nerve toxin Botox or similar substances can be an alternative. A filler alternative is, for instance Restylane Fine Lines, which has a thin cannula, is more liquid and can be applied superficially in order to remove fine lines.
What distinguishes the different fillers apart?
- Resorbable or not
- The products purity, which dictates the risk of side effects when injected
- How high the concentration of Hyaluronic acid or collagen
Why are there different types of fillers?
Because the market for fillers is open and there is free competition, there are more alternatives.
How long have fillers existed?
For more than 15 years, but in their current state, no more than 10 years.
What distinguishes todays fillers from the original?
Modern fillers are principally created through a synthesis and fermentation of bacteria and then adjusted for usage.
Are fillers harmful?
No, but they should of course be injected by persons with medical authority and also have undergone training in how to inject the product, offered by the manufacturer.
What do they contain?
In most part Hyaluronic Acid if they are resorbable, Collagen if they are semi-permanent or Polyacrylamid if they are permanent.
What is the most common procedure for fillers?
Lip augmentation, removal of frown line, filling of nose lines and volume and reconstruction of contours in the face, for instance the chin line.
Who are fillers suitable for?
For all healthy and non pregnant, breast feeding or other form of auto immune illness, herpes or blood disease or known allergy towards Hyaluronic acid.