Thanks to fillers, the face can regain its volume and wrinkles become less hard and visible. As we get older, you see that on our face: wrinkles are formed, the skin becomes slacker and loses its volume. This can also change your facial expression. With fillers these specific places can be treated, so that the volume loss is filled up, as it were. Skin subsidence and wrinkles can be postponed by applying fillers and in some cases can even be prevented. KNAP Institute works with multiple types of fillers: hyaluronic acid (brands Restylane and Emervel), calcium hydroxyapathite (brand Radiesse) and poli-l-lactic acid (brand Sculptra).
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Do you look angry or tired?
Our face is aging in different ways and that has various causes. Someone with a fuller face will look younger for longer. A thin face often makes a little older. A tired face is characterized by dark circles under the eyes and a horizontal eyebrow position. Prominent frown lines and down-turned mouth corners give the face an angry expression. Shadows in our faces, sagging and wear and tear on the skeleton make the face older.
The image below shows the differences between a younger and an older face. A young looking face is usually round, smooth and heart-shaped, while an older face is more square and folded. Fillers can fill those places, so that you naturally get a young, radiant and friendly appearance.
Facelift without surgery
A volume-restoring treatment with fillers can be used for your lips, bags, mouth corners and cheeks. Fillers are injected by means of injections with regular needles and / or a cannula (hollow needle) on the areas to be treated. The inserted gel ensures that the skin gets more volume at the strategic locations. In addition, the skin retains more moisture and looks instant fuller. As a result, wrinkles fade or even disappear. KNAP Institute works exclusively with safe fillers based on hyaluronic acid. This is a body substance that is also well accepted by the body.
Use of cannula
At KNAP Institute fillers are inserted in certain places with a cannula instead of a regular needle. The use of the cannula has important advantages. The blunt tip ensures that no tissue or blood vessels are damaged. With the cannula, a larger area of the face can be filled up and the risk of bruising is minimized. In general, treatment with a cannula is also less painful when using a needle.
Different filler types
The cosmetic doctors at KNAP Institute use three types of fillers: hyaluronic acid, sculptra and radiesse. Hyalonic acid is a colorless gel and body substance, which is well absorbed by the skin. The gel dissolves completely after a certain period of time, so that the effect of the treatment also disappears. Hyaluronic acid is recommended for clients who undergo the treatment for the first time. Sculptra is a filler that slowly emerges through the formation of collagen by its own cells. Radiesse is not a hyaluronic acid filler, but works in the same way. After an injection into the skin, Radiesse locally stimulates the production of collagen. In one treatment, a lot of volume can be applied to the face, just like with the liquid facelift treatment.
Hyaluronic acid fillers come in many brands and different thicknesses. The thicker gels are applied around the cheekbone and the temples. The thinner variants are used for lips, folds and fine lines. The thinnest gels are used for skin-improving treatments such as mesotherapy.
The recovery after treatment with fillers is generally quite fast. However, you should take care of your skin in the right way for optimal results. A number of things that you should take into account:
- After treatment, the skin can often be sensitive and reddened. Try to touch the skin as little as possible and certainly not scratch or rub! In some cases there are slight swellings and small bruises. However, these will disappear within a few days.
- Avoid (excessive) exposure to sun or UV radiation. Protect your skin at least with a sunscreen with sunblock.
- Do not use make-up and perfume for at least 10 hours after treatment.
- Do not expose your skin to extreme temperatures for one week after treatment, such as in a sauna, under the solarium or in a steam bath.
- Painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin can have a stimulating effect on bruising. For this reason, these are not recommended. If you still want to use a painkiller, paracetamol is recommended.
The duration of treatment depends on various factors, such as the areas to be treated. During the intake interview this will be discussed in detail and an estimate can be made of the duration of the treatment. The effect of treatment with fillers will be visible immediately.
Of course during the treatment everything is done to prevent unpleasant side effects as much as possible. Before the treatment you will first receive an extensive investigation. After the treatment slight swelling, redness and in some cases bruises may occur.
Almost all fillers contain an anesthetic, which means that most clients experience the treatment as virtually painless. Sensitive areas such as the lips are generally slightly more painful, but then an extra anesthetic can be used. Every client is of course different and will also experience the treatment with fillers differently.
This is strictly discouraged. Blood thinners are given to protect health. In this case, it is best to contact your doctor.
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