Our face naturally loses subcutaneous fat, elastin, and collagen as we age. As a result, facial muscles work closer to the skin’s surface, and fine lines and wrinkles become more apparent. To most of us, this is not acceptable, and we look for an answer to those wrinkles and fine lines that make us look older.
We seek treatments to smooth crow’s feet, smile lines, and plump up cheeks, lips, and hands. Injecting dermal fillers into the hands or face approves the appearance of volume loss and facial lines that are either age or medically caused. In studies submitted to the FDA, patients who underwent dermal filler trials expressed satisfaction with the results of dermal fillers when injected by certified professionals. Do note; however, if you have bleeding disorders or allergies, dermal fillers may not be appropriate. Before getting filler, you should avoid Ibuprofen, Excedrin, Aspirin, Aleve, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, etc. Avoid alcohol for three days prior to injections; also, avoid any dental work two weeks before and after treatment.
If your health care professional verifies that dermal fillers are an option for you, realize that all medical procedures and products do have risks as well as benefits. It is suggested by the FDA and medical professionals that you have dermal fillers injected by experienced and trained aestheticians. Professional injectors have been through training and are knowledgeable about fillers, how to manage complications and anatomy, and are upfront with you about the risks and benefits of dermal fillers. Recovery: Bruising is possible; plan 2 weeks ahead of any events/vacation.
Just What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like volumizing substances carefully injected beneath the skin by a skincare specialist to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, enhance features, raise scar tissue, and replace volume loss. They are injected into the skin to fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and facial folds. At our clinic, we offer several different dermal fillers, including Juvéderm®, Voluma®, Volbella®, Vollure®, Radiesse®, Belotero®, Restylane-L, Lyft, Refyne and Defyne, Kysse, Silk, and Revanesse Versa, to provide you with a wide range of treatment options and help keep you looking natural and with long-lasting results.
Dermal fillers are the treatment of choice to provide volume to your smile or laugh lines (nasolabial folds), lips, and cheeks, and your treatment may require multiple syringes of dermal filler for the right contour and correction. Results generally last between six months to over a year. It depends on the area treated as well as the product used. Your skincare professional may also advise you to have maintenance treatments to keep your face looking young and full.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
Licensed healthcare professionals perform dermal fillers only using FDA-approved fillers and injected with a syringe and fine, sterile needles. Even though dermal fillers are thought to be safe, side effects can occur. No matter how careful your injector is, you may experience skin rashes, pimple-like eruptions, or even itching. In addition, after the filler has been injected, you may find redness at the injection site. This redness disappears within hours.
The treatment involves using dermal fillers usually made with hyaluronic acid, a safe ingredient found naturally in the body. Other ingredients in dermal fillers may include:
- Hydroxyapatite. …
- Polymethylmethacrylate. …
- Poly-L-lactic Acid….
Whatever ingredient you choose, volume is added. Treatments usually take between 20 and 45 minutes, depending on the treatment area and the type of filler. Some fillers may include lidocaine, and your injector can add topical anesthesia for comfort.
By filling in fine lines and wrinkles, recontouring features, and increasing plumpness for a youthful look, the symmetry in your face is enhanced and improved. The dermal filler also diminishes vertical lip lines and smooths out chin line creases. You look natural, younger, and beautiful.
Beware of Unlicensed Providers
FDA-approved dermal fillers have been determined to be safe when injected by a professional. However, the FDA has not approved injectable silicone or filler for body enhancement. There are warnings against getting dermal filler injected into breasts, buttocks, or spaces between the muscles. Using injectable dermal fillers for large body contouring can lead to serious injury, including pain, infection, disfigurement, or permanent scarring.
There have been some dermal fillers where injectors use high pressure. However, high pressure does not provide enough control over where dermal fillers are placed. As a result, serious injuries and permanent harm to the skin, lip, or eyes can occur.
The only FDA-approved dermal fillers are obtained by prescription for injection by licensed health care professionals using a syringe or a cannula.
To find out more about dermal fillers and their safety, contact Glo Aesthetics, a professional licensed medspa. Glo Aesthetics Rochester, MI, believes in “The Art of Facial Restoration.” Contact Glo Aesthetics at https://gloaesthetics.com or call 248-759-5152.