So what exactly is a filler?

Fillers belong to the category of injectables. They are injectable gel-like fillers for the skin based on Hyaluronic Acid (medical term Hyaluronan). Hyaluronic acid is a proprietary compound that consists of long chains of disaccharides. Disaccharides are in turn a chain of 2 monosaccharides.
These saccharides all fall under the category of reducing sugars. These sugars have the ability to retain a lot of moisture and that is exactly what Hyaluronan does very well. Up to 6 litres per gram!
The word Hyaluronic Acid comes from the Greek word “Hyalos” (glass) combined with uronic acid. In fact, it was first discovered in the eye, which is a “glassy body.” The eye consists of 98% Uronic Acid and 2% Hyaluronic Acid.

What does Hyaluronan do?

  • water storage
  • provides space for migrating cells
  • cushion in connective tissues
  • production of giant molecules
  • interaction with receptors

So Hyaluronic acid is a very important substance and perfect for filling in thinning skin and wrinkles.
Because it is a body substance the skin accepts the liquid. After treatment with Hyaluronic Acid, the liquid is broken down by the body is about 12 months.
Cosmetic doctors recommend Hyaluronic Acid to keep the skin beautiful longer. A fold in the skin that is active dozens of times every day becomes a wrinkle over time.
By filling the crease, the skin can no longer crease and the wrinkle will not form.

A wonderful way to keep your skin beautiful longer without cutting, treat wrinkles preventively, adjust facial contours, fill in lips and much more.

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Dr. Decates
Medisch Laser Centrum - Amsterdam
Kliniek Veldhoven