Injectable Fillers: Benefits And Disadvantages

The commonly sought ‘fillers’ of today have put an end to the phobia of needles for many people. Not many can resist the evidence of their almost-instant effectiveness! 

Find out how they take years off your appearance!

The experts at explain that the results obtained by using fillers are so ‘ready-to-wear’ it has made them number one in the top ten of medical-aesthetic treatments. 

In fact, in combination with botulinum toxin, they are, according to specialists, the best way to delay ageing and prolong the youth of the face.

Over time, the features not only reflect the signs of age, but they become hardened. Injections using Hyaluronic Acid, Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Synthetic Polylactic Acid and Fat Transfer are among the most popular solutions.

What are they?

Fillers or tissue filler implants are all medical devices regulated by the European Community Directive 93/42 / EEC and defined as products that are applied by injection, needle or other application systems, whose purpose is to modify the anatomy and which is used for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic purposes to correct wrinkles, folds and other skin defects, to increase cheekbones and lips.


There are various requirements for the safety of the patient: biocompatibility of the filler molecule that has to be demonstrated with clinical studies of at least 3 years, its safety, which must also have 3 years of studies, the authorization of the relevant medical authority, and products must be supplied in a closed syringe/vial for single-use, appropriately labelled for traceability.


Hyaluronic acid is biological, calcium hydroxyapatite and tricalcium betaphosphate are by biosynthesis and polylactic acid is synthetic and biologically inert. They are all biodegradable, they degrade naturally through natural processes, they do not produce short or medium sensitivity. They are completely resorbable, non-carcinogenic, non-toxic, non-migratory, have a consistency similar to tissue and all have scientific documentation to support it.

The advantages

Another great point is the wide variety of products that exist and that allow the professional to choose the filler based on the characteristics of the patient and their expectations, the area to be treated and the technique to be used.


Slight bruises may appear that disappear in a few days. Fillers cannot be injected during pregnancy or lactation. They should also not be used with skin that is infected, inflamed or has an open wound. They are not suitable for people who develop keloids, autoimmune diseases or decompensated diabetes.

Post-treatment care

Avoid direct sunlight, do not exercise in the next 4 hours, do not apply products containing retinoids, do not drink alcohol and do not put on makeup within 12 hours.

Final thoughts

Before choosing a filler treatment, it is very important to make a good diagnosis, because there are many types and you have to know which of them will work best and in harmony with your face. You should always consult a medical expert before undergoing such procedures. It is also wise to ask any questions you might have before finally deciding to undergo the treatment.