Known as fillers, these are used to increase volume in specific areas of the face or body, with the aim of improving the first signs of aging in those areas that present flaccidity, sagging or that simply do not have an aesthetically pleasing shape and modification is desired.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide found in the extracellular space of human skin, where it helps to hold water together, giving volume, hydration and viscoelasticity to the skin. There are several types:
High crosslinking: they provide greater density and firmness. They are used in areas with thick skin that require a large increase in volume and tend to be mobile.
Low crosslinking: They provide less volume and are softer. They are used in areas of less mobility with fine skin or which need to be hydrated.
Currently, it has been possible to produce this substance in laboratories, being a very safe substance that has been used in the field of aesthetic medicine for many years. Application by a well-trained professional, with experience and above all with values of natural and elegant aesthetics, can provide spectacular results without complications.
USES: Hyaluronic acid fillers have various uses, various types of fillers can be mixed to make more complete treatments. It is very common to mix uses, in order to address several areas to improve in the same treatment.
At the facial level they are used to improve the following areas:
- Eye bags: perhaps the most delicate area and requires a high level of training, as complications can easily present such as spots on the skin or fluid retention. Provides a rested face effect.
- Hollow eyes: Like eye bags, it is a delicate area and not just any aesthetic doctor can treat it. Extensive anatomical knowledge of the area is required. It is possible to improve the skeletal appearance of the eye or diseased eye.
- Sunken temple: In some people, the loss of volume in the temple area generates an aspect of facial skeletonisation that makes the person look sick. The increase of volume in this area gives the patient a healthier and more jovial appearance.
- Facial irregularities or asymmetries: The volumes can be corrected, to give the patient a more symmetrical and balanced face.
- Cheekbones and cheeks: One of the most treated areas, since the increase in the middle third of the face supports the face, giving a lifting effect to the face. It is also one of the areas most feared by patients, as they believe that they will have an unnatural appearance or their face will change. If the professional is chosen correctly and their concept of aesthetics is trusted, the result will always seek to rejuvenate the patient without modifying their features.
- Nasogenian folds: one of the most commonly treated areas and, in turn, worst treated by many professionals. It should be understood that the concept is not to fill in the area where the problem is seen, but to fill in or modify the area that causes the problem, if what is sought is a natural result. Fillers in this area should be moderate, after treating the middle third of the face.
- Lips: the star of aesthetic surgery for being the fashionable treatment. Different types of treatment can be performed:
- Lip hydration: the lip does not change in volume, but it looks more plump
- Volume increase: Increase in size to both lips or only to one, depending on the anatomy of the patient.
- Lip profiling: The aim is to improve the lip edge, in patients who have a blurred and poorly defined lip. This technique does not add volume.
- 4S Technique by Dr. Ospina: Throughout many years of treatments performed, Dr. Ospina has been learning various techniques around the world with great doctors, who together with his long professional experience, have allowed him to design his own technique for lip treatment with hyaluronic acid.
- Select: Elegance in lip augmentation, as well as in everything we do is the signature feature.
- Size: This technique allows you to play with the volumes, giving the lip exactly the desired size and proportions, even allowing to modify its shape.
- Soft: The technique is so precise that it does not leave the classic “lumps” on the lip mucosa, so the lip looks very natural.
- Simmetry: Creating lips with harmonious and equal shapes and measures is essential for a natural appearance, avoiding artificial and immobile lip stigmas.
- Perioral area: the wrinkles in the corners of the lips, known as “marionette lines” are produced by the descent of the commissures and the bone atrophy of the chin. Therefore, its correct treatment usually requires putting volume on the line itself, as well as on the chin.
- Chin: In some patients, their profile analysis shows that the chin is well behind the lips and nose. In these cases, chin augmentation is indicated to soften the profile and lengthen the neck.
- Mandibular contour and angle: One of the biggest concerns regarding aging is when the jaw outline begins to fade due to flaccidity. These first signs of aging can be disguised by placing fillings in the area of the mandibular angle and the mandibular ridge.
- Facial masculinisation: It usually requires a combined treatment of the cheekbones, jaw angle and chin. With this it is possible to improve the masculine proportions and to harden the features and angles.
- Rhinomodelation: It is a treatment that requires a high level of knowledge of nasal aesthetics and anatomy, being the case of Dr. Ospina who is dedicated to rhinoplasty surgery. Treatment consists of modifying the nasal shape, infiltrating hyaluronic acid at key points. As in rhinoplasty surgery, in rhinoplasty, each deposit has a different effect on the nose, from modifying the angles, lengthening or shortening the nose, projecting the tip, etc. Hence, correct training in nasal anatomy and aesthetics is so important, as it is not only about correcting a hump or indicating treatment in all patients, as there are patients who are not suitable for it due to the shape of their nose, only some candidates are suited to rhinoplasty surgery.
- Neck: Key area of aging. Orthostatic wrinkles can be treated, which are horizontal lines that cross the neck from side to side and that are formed over the years by flexing the neck. In this case, various techniques and products are applied.
The infiltration of hyaluronic acid into the skin can be done in two ways:
- Needles: These are very fine needles, as they have a tiny diameter, the puncture is almost imperceptible.
- Cannulas: It is a device similar to a needle, although longer and blunt, so it can treat very large areas without pain, inflammation or bruises.
Since we do not want anything we do to hurt you, prior to the treatment an anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin, but also local anaesthesia is infiltrated in the areas to be treated. So your experience will be very pleasant and simple.
This type of treatment must be carried out by a doctor with training in aesthetics and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Ospina is a professional with a double training, since in addition to being a plastic surgeon with experience in facial aesthetic surgery, he has a master’s degree in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. Therefore, his training is very complete, his anatomical and tissue knowledge very broad, providing a plus of security and a very complete aesthetic vision.
Dr. Ospina has more than 10 years experience in the field of aesthetic medicine
Although it is not a complex treatment that requires exceptional measures for its performance, Dr. Ospina is always prudent so we have all the necessary measures to treat any complication that may appear. In addition we also have a sterile and calm environment, which will make you feel really comfortable when carrying out your treatment.
A written care protocol will be given to you so that you can go home calmly. In addition, you can contact us at any time to resolve your doubts.
Return to normal life is immediate, so you do not need special preparation or a lot of prior organisation to undergo the treatment.
The results are immediate, although a slight inflammation may appear that will subside in the first few days. The first two weeks, the process of integration of hyaluronic acid in the tissues takes place, so you will appreciate that the treated area will soften, leaving it very natural after those few days.
Most often, small purple areas may appear due to infiltrations, but they are easily concealed with makeup and their duration is greatly shortened if you follow our protocol. Another type of much less frequent complication can be related to prolonged inflammatory processes or infections, which in the rare case that they appear, can be treated.
“Hyaluronic acid is a wonderful and safe filler material, being able to give the patient the look they want in a matter of minutes, greatly improving their self-esteem.”