The term “filler” comes from the English, the verb “to fill” means to fill, to fill up. Fillers are used in beauty medicine for wrinkle injection. In addition to individual wrinkles, fillers can also be used to compensate for large-area volume loss. During the normal aging process wrinkles form. For a more youthful, firmer appearance, injections with fillers are a well-suited means. Injections with modern methods (e.g. the pix’L cannula) are among the least invasive treatment methods, as they cause hardly any injuries or scarring in the treated regions. Various substances used in aesthetic medicine are available as fillers. There are two types of fillers: permanent and non-permanent fillers. Permanent fillers are rarely used today, as they have often led to complications and allergies. Non-permanent fillers, on the other hand, are almost always excellently tolerated and make a visually balanced treatment possible.

What are non-permanent fillers?

Non-permanent means that these preparations do not remain in the body permanently, but are broken down in the course of metabolism. Therefore the treatment must be repeated regularly. The effect of the non-permanent fillers varies greatly from individual to individual, the duration can range from 6 to 18 months.

The most commonly used non-permanent fillers are

  • hyaluronic acid
  • Collagen
  • and own fat

The hyaluronic acid preparations are also known under the trade names Restylane, Perlane, Vital, Juvederm and Belotero. The fillers are particularly suitable for the injection of static wrinkles and against extensive volume loss. Wrinkles such as deep forehead wrinkles, frown lines between the eyebrows, nasolabial folds between the nose and the corners of the mouth or lip wrinkles can be filled very well with it. Fillers are also used for cheek filling, neck lifting, and lip contouring. To avoid injuries or even scars caused by the injections, cannulas such as the pix’L cannula should be used. These extremely fine cannulas work very gently so that the risk of bruising and hematoma is greatly reduced.