Dermal Fillers – A Quick Review
Dermal filler is a safe, non-invasive, soft tissue injectable filler injected directly into the skin to help augment facial wrinkles, give facial volume, and even help to firm facial muscles: thereby restoring a firmer, more youthful appearance. These cosmetic treatments are not only used for cosmetic enhancement purposes, but also for therapeutic purposes. Most of these dermal fillers are temporarily injected into your skin, because once they are absorbed by your body, they are not effective. That’s why most dermal fillers leave your skin looking lighter than before they were injected. In fact, you may be surprised at how fast they can give you a lift! But do keep in mind that they are not considered a permanent solution.
There are some risks involved in dermal fillers. One of them is that there can be serious side effects when using it. Usually these side effects happen in people who are undergoing surgery for one reason or another. For example, in cases where the dermal filler was used to treat large scars on the face, you could develop scars as an effect of the filler. This can be very unsightly, but because the scars are being filled, they don’t always need to be treated.
Another thing to watch out for is facial swelling. You may not experience this swelling immediately following the treatment, but it’s possible to notice a large amount of facial swelling right after the procedure. This is due to the effects of the filler. Your skin will expand because it needs to hold the filler. If you experience this swelling, you should discontinue the use of the filler.
Also, it’s important to realize that clinical studies haven’t found any evidence that dermal fillers improve anything besides cosmetic appearance. So even if a procedure helps to reduce wrinkles, it’s unlikely to provide real medical benefits. In fact, some of them can cause more problems than they solve. For example, a popular injectable filler called Restylane has been shown to cause changes in the structure of the face, sometimes leading to nose and chin problems. Studies have also shown that injections of Restylane can increase the risk of contracting cancer in the long run.
As mentioned above, there are some risks involved with dermal fillers. One of the most common is that the fillers can clog the natural drainage systems of the face. They do so by rubbing against the facial muscles and irritating them. This leads to a temporary loss of facial expression.
A much safer method of dealing with facial wrinkles is to use non-invasive ways such as Botox and collagen. These procedures do not involve injections at all but involve the use of tiny devices under the skin that cause the muscles underneath to contract. When this happens, the wrinkles disappear over time. When considering these treatments, you should make sure that the doctor board certified cosmetic surgeon has had his or her practices evaluated by an independent board.
One thing that patients often ask about is whether or not botulinum toxin is safe to use. It’s true that Botox has now almost completely replaced the use of dermal fillers, but the FDA itself says that the ingredient has not been proved safe. Still, there are many options for patients seeking a non-injectable solution. Some of the safest alternatives available include the protein based solutions like Cynergy TK and Phytessence Wakame. These fillers stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which help smooth out wrinkles.
Botox has become popular for other reasons. For example, some cosmetic surgeons feel that it does work as an effective anti-aging treatment. However, it is still not completely understood how it works and, even though it does have some benefits, it can be quite dangerous if used incorrectly. Plastic surgeons advise patients to get all of the information possible before deciding on which treatment route to take.