The global anti-aging market has reached at a value of 54.5 Billion USD and is expected to grow by another 30 billion USD by 2026.1 The need for minimally invasive or non-surgical procedures for face and body cosmetic enhancements are also growing increasingly popular due to their cost-effectiveness and minimal down time. Body fillers is a growing trend especially among people who prefer non-surgical or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to achieve a desired body shape. Technology advancements and research investments have made it possible to correct lax knee, elbows, arms, thighs and enhance claves, buttocks & breasts, as well as improve skin elasticity all over the body such as hands, neck, abdomen or décolletage using body fillers. 

The use of fillers started as early as the 80s when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of bovine collagen for facial reconstructive treatments.2 Thereafter, various permanent solutions and gels were used as dermal fillers, however, due to the increased incidences of acute allergic reactions and chronic inflammatory reactions, the use of stabilized and biocompatible hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers for facial and body corrections became an accepted practice. Body compatible HA fillers have higher viscosity as they can help correct deformities without any resistance or displacements.3

Indications: 

  1. Buttock enhancements
  2. Hand rejuvenation
  3. Breast enhancements
  4. Calf augmentation 
  5. Improve skin laxity 
  6. Hip defects
  7. Arm tightening
  8. Flaccid Abdomen
  9. Knee laxity
  10. Elbow Laxity
  11. Décolletage
  12. Neck lines
  13. Cellulite dimples
  14. Anterior posterior thigh
  15. Body defects
  16. Body contouring

Contraindications:2 

  1. Known sensitivity to HA or other filler components
  2. Previously injected with permanent or molecules other than HA 
  3. Signs of local infection or inflammation
  4. Avoid areas of poor perfusion
  5. Autoimmune diseases
  6. Immunosuppression

Points to consider by the physician before performing body fillers:4

    • Having good anatomical knowledge of the body area treated 
    • Identifying patients’ needs and carrying out thorough clinical assessment.
    • Identifying the type and extent of cellulite deformities 
    • Discussing realistic outcomes
    • Choosing the right type and quantity of filler
    • Performing the right injection technique depending on the area to be corrected
    • Avoiding patients prone to poor lymphatic drainage 
    • Pain management and choice of anesthesia 

Let’s take a look at the three body fillers available at Top Dermal online shop.

How to work with body fillers


Hyacorp-MLF1

HYAcorp MLF15

HYAcorp MLF1 is a special filler used on small body areas such as the hands, calves, or small body deformities. The filler is a cross linked biphasic HA filler used to contour body defects and augment areas such as the hands, breasts, calves and surgical/trauma scars. The depth of the injection and the injection technique depends on the areas to be injected.  Fanning or asterisks technique is preferred for the upper lateral buttocks, inner arms and abdomen, whereas linear threading is used to correct the neck and knee skin laxities.4  


HYAcorp-Body-Contouring-MLF2-1x10mlHYAcorp MLF25

HYAcorp MLF2 is a high purity non-animal origin HA filler used for volumizing and contouring of large areas of the body. This cross-linked filler is specially designed to enhance silhouette of the body and correct concave deformities with predictable long-lasting results. 

Despite similar concentrations of HA, the difference between HYAcorp MLF1 and HYAcorp MLF2 is the particle size. HYAcorp MLF2 have larger particle sizes and hence can be used on larger areas of the body such as the buttocks, however HYAcorp MLF2 cannot be used for augmentation of breasts and genitals. 


MESOHEAL BODY HA FILLERMesoheal Body HA Filler6

Mesoheal Body HA Filler is a highly purified HA filler with 30% cross linking which provide long lasting results for body augmentation and corrections. Due to the high viscosity of the product, the filler creates volume and is not easily displaced. Smaller particles of HA in Mesoheal Body HA Filler help in easy remodelling and moulding resulting in a smooth silhouette. The filler can be used on various areas such as the buttocks, breasts, legs, abdomen, genitals and cellulite dimples.

Mesoheal Body HA Filler can also be used to correct soft tissue deformities post surgery, liposuction or trauma. 

What is neo-collagenesis?


References: 

  1. Adapted from- https://www.imarcgroup.com/anti-aging-market
  2. Kontis TC, Rivkin A. The history of injectable facial fillers. Facial Plast Surg. 2009 May;25(2):67-72. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1220645. Epub 2009 May 4. PMID: 19415573.
  3. Rosset L, Goisis M. Hyaluronic acid in calves defects correction. Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:62-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2347-9264.139702
  4. de Almeida AT, Figueredo V, da Cunha ALG, et al. Consensus Recommendations for the Use of Hyperdiluted Calcium Hydroxyapatite (Radiesse) as a Face and Body Biostimulatory Agent. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019;7(3):e2160. Published 2019 Mar 14. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000002160
  5. Adapted from : https://www.bio-science.org/products/Body-Filler/copy-of-hyacorp-mlf2
  6. Adapted from : https://korupharma.com/mesoheal-body-ha-10ml/