Face Filling and Botox
Facial fillers remove fine and deep wrinkles in the skin structure. It adds volume to certain points on the face. Some environmental factors disrupt the elasticity balance of the skin. These are smoking, alcohol use and genetic causes. On the skin that does not increase collagen, sagging and wrinkles occur. It causes unwanted images to appear.
What is facial filler?
In the filling application, the area that disturbs the patients is determined. Filling, which is a soluble and harmless substance to the body, is applied. The success rate of filling treatment is very high. The probability of complications is low. The most used areas are eyebrows, forehead, eye edges, lip edges and fold areas that go down from the nose edge. In particular, the areas where patients complain the most are eyebrows and nasal folds.
If the eyebrows are frowning, the wrinkles become more pronounced as you get older. This causes an unpleasant appearance. These wrinkles are removed with the filling made between the eyebrows.
Why face filler?
Filling gives immediate results. Instantly the appearance changes. Face filling aesthetics is purified from the tired expression on the face. Over the years, wrinkles and depressions occur due to the decrease of elastic fibers, collagen fibers, lipid layer and hyaluronic acid in the skin.
Wrinkles and spots occur especially in the eyes, mouth, chin, neck and nose, and forehead. Facial fillers can be used successfully to remove sagging and wrinkles in the lower parts of the face. Filler injections are applied to the lip area to make the lips look fuller and younger. It can also be used to remove deep scars and acne scars on the skin.
In which areas can facial filling be applied?
- Strengthen cheekbones,
- Correcting the nasal grooves,
- To remove dark circles under the eyes,
- To remove sagging on the face,
- Reducing sagging lines on the edge,
- Sharpening the chin (Texas for men, Nefertiti for women)
- Lip shaping
- Removing wrinkles around the lips
- Inhibit massater muscle buildup,
- Eliminate minor deformities in the nose
- Lift the tip of the nose
- Reducing the lines between the eyebrows
- Eliminate acne and scars,
How is face filler used?
Before applying the facial filler, a numbing cream is applied to the area. It is aimed to reduce the pain that may occur during the application. It is normal to see temporary swelling or bruising after the application. Filler should be done by specialist physicians for the success of the application and the absence of side effects.
How long does the effect of facial filler treatment last?
The permanence of facial fillers varies according to the patient and the region, the size of the problem, the amount of application and whether the application has been done before. Permanence can be provided up to an average of 12 months.
What should be considered before and after face filling treatment?
- Do not drink alcohol before application,
- Two hours after the procedure, green tea should not be consumed.
- At least two hours after the procedure, the skin can be washed and bathed.
- Do not massage.
- After the procedure, plenty of water should be consumed.
Why is the application done?
- Correcting wrinkles by filling the bottoms of wrinkles,
- Removing sagging by adding volume to the face
- Shaping fullness where volume is less
For the reasons written above, fillers are injected under the skin. Although fillers are temporary, they stimulate the formation of new collagen in the skin during their stay. Thus, since skin regeneration takes place, the applied area looks much better even after the filling has melted.
What is the best ready-made temporary filling?
Ideal filling material should not cause foreign body reaction in the body. It should have a soft consistency and should not be absorbent for a long time in the application area. It should be absorbed homogeneously while being absorbed. However, there is no perfect filler with all these properties yet. The ideal filler will vary according to the characteristics determined by you or your doctor.
Collagen is an amino acid protein. It can be obtained from the human body or animals (known as bovine collagen). Collagen looks very natural when injected. It is often used on the lips for lip augmentation.
Calcium HYDROXY APATIDES
Calcium hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring substance in human bones. It is a mineral-like compound. It is one of the heaviest derma fillers. This special filling process is usually used for deep wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body. It is found in connective tissue, skin, and cartilage. It is removed, rearranged and then presented as a derma filler. Hyaluronic acid is a popular choice because of its compatibility.
Polylactic acid is a synthetic material that is shaped and used as a filler. This particular ingredient works differently from other fillers as it stimulates collagen production after injection. Therefore, the results will not appear immediately, but gradually over time.
One of the most permanent fillers on the market today is Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA). This filler has a lower concentration of microspheres suspended in a larger amount of purified collagen gel. PMMA is stronger and heavier than most other fillers. It is used for deep wrinkles, deep folds and cracks. It is sometimes used as an implant during reconstructive surgery.
Botox is often used to remove skin wrinkles. In addition, botox, which is used in some neurological disorders and stomach-like procedures, has been involved in obesity surgery for the last 10-15 years. The method has been used for experimental purposes on animals since 2004, and recently in countries such as Norway, Korea and the USA, attenuation has been applied in humans and positive results have been obtained.
After the studies, it has been observed that there is a weight loss of approximately 10-15% between 5-6 months after the material is injected into the stomach. The effect of the procedure is explained by the blocking of the muscles and nerves in the stomach, which are effective in feeling hungry and happy. The muscle layer is affected by the prolonged emptying of the stomach. By affecting the nerve cells, the feeling of hunger decreases.
What is stomach botox?
Stomach botox is a non-surgical anti-obesity method applied endoscopically. It aims to temporarily neutralize the stomach nerves and muscles that are active on appetite and hunger.
This process takes an average of 15-20 minutes. During this period, the nerves and muscles that affect appetite and hunger stop working for 4-6 months. The appetite decreases and the stomach and muscles lose their ability to contract because the emptying of the stomach is delayed. Food stays in the stomach longer. It occurs over a longer satiety period. Less food, easy satiety and weight loss occurs.
Who are suitable people for Stomach Botox?
Stomach botox can be applied to anyone who wants to lose weight. This surgery is not bariatric surgery. However, there are certain criteria for the patients to whom it is applied.
- It is suitable for those who cannot lose weight properly with diet and exercise.
- In patients with a BMI over 40 who can be successful in bariatric surgery, the application of botox to the stomach is not recommended because it is not beneficial.
- The BMI of the patients who will be treated should be below 40. In other words, it is applied to individuals who cannot lose weight with diet and exercise, whose BMI is between 27-35 and over 10-20 kilos. At this point, patients who are overweight but not obese enough for surgery and who want to lose weight are the ideal patient group.
- In patients with gastric ulcer or gastritis, stomach botox can be applied after appropriate treatment of these diseases.
How is stomach botox applied?
Botox is injected through an endoscopy (gastroscopy) application that provides a detailed internal view of the stomach. Therefore, the patient’s discomfort is only a “gastroscopy”.
Since the filler is applied laparoscopically to the stomach, there is no need for any preparation required by surgical procedures. The tube with a camera at the end of the device is given to the patient with sedation medication before the endoscope is given orally to the stomach.
After the device is placed in the stomach and the stomach image is taken, botox is injected into the application areas. After an application period of 15-20 minutes, the patient is awakened. The patient is discharged after 1-2 hours.
Advantages of stomach botox
- You can lose your excess weight in 6-8 months and reach your ideal weight.
- Thanks to the high safety degree of botox application, the effect of which lasts 4-6 months, the side effects observed after the application are very few.
- Stomach botox application is a very safe treatment.
Three days after the procedure, appetite and hunger begin to decrease. After a week or two, these effects reach their maximum. It takes 4-6 months. It is possible to reach the ideal weight in 6-8 months with stomach botox. Stomach botox can be applied to people who lose some weight during this period, but cannot reach their ideal weight, to maintain their weight loss.
What to expect after the procedure?
Patients are expected to lose 10-15% of their total weight within 3-6 months. The amount of weight lost can vary from person to person, depending on age, metabolic rate and frequency of exercise. According to the information in the studies, three cures of gastric filler are recommended.
Are there any side effects of stomach botox procedure?
Fillers are widely used mostly to reduce wrinkles on the skin. No serious side effects are known. Since botox applied to the stomach is a standard endoscopic procedure, no significant side effects have been reported in the literature. The procedure is not suitable for people with muscle disease and botox allergies.
How should nutrition be after stomach botox?
First of all, no miracle should be expected from any treatment. After physical application, attention should be paid to nutrition. After stomach botox, especially fast food style, excessive fat and carbohydrate content should not be fed.
The maximum benefit in practice can be obtained by adhering to a healthy nutrition program as much as possible.