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Facial Rejuvenation With Implants

Facial Rejuvenation With Implants

Refill what is lost, to get the same old look. That is what happens with facial implants. You have scars on your face. With age, you keep developing different lines and wrinkles, some superficial and some deep. You develop forehead lines, frown lines, smile lines and your face, which was without any defect when you were very young, no longer remains the same. The gap below the skin makes these lines, wrinkles and scars look prominent. Facial implants are used to fill the gap below the skin to make it plump and erase the defect. Some of the material that is used for implant may be from your body such as fat or collagen. Some materials may be synthetic such as silicone and others may be of animal source such as bovine collagen. Some implant materials are injected below the skin while others are grafted with surgery. Let us find out more.

Ideal Implant Material:
The search is on for an ideal implant material that can be once filled and then forgotten. Today with most of the implants, you will have to go through the procedure again after some time. The ideal implant material should be accepted by the body, show no allergic reaction, stay in place and not get distributed over time, and not get lost by absorption in body over time. It should have no side-effects on the body. And the procedure for implantation should be simple-injection. Such an ideal material will give you your youth again and keep you looking young for long. Currently you may face allergic reactions, or shifting of implants, or absorption over time, infections, etc. With proper selection and care, most of these problems can be taken care of. Talk to your doctor about your lines and wrinkles and find out about the implant material that will fulfill your need.

Implant Materials:
Currently the following materials are used for implants in the face to erase wrinkles, hollow cheeks, lines and scars.

  • Fat grafting
  • Collagen
  • Silicone
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Polyethylene
  • Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA)
  • Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)
  • Hydrophilic polyacrylamide

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