What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal filler are soft injectable fillers are a group of gel substances widely used in aesthetic medicine to add volume to your face, plump up thin lips and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and folds that gradually appear on your face and neck overtime.

How do dermal fillers work?

The filler is injected under the skin to add volume to your face that has been lost due to ageing and to give your skin a smoother and youthful appearance. The filler will also attract water, bringing hydration to the treated area leading to a revitalized fresh and supple skin.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe For Cosmetic Use?

All the dermal fillers have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA) for cosmetic use. These cosmetic injectables are safe only when performed in an appropriate cosmetic surgery facility in the presence of an experienced and board-certified dermatologist.

What Are the Risks associated with Dermal Filler Injections?

The most common side effects associated with Dermal Fillers are slight bruising and swelling at the injection site. But these symptoms go away in a couple of hours without any special medical attention. Some relatively serious issues related with these anti-aging injectables include accumulation of the blood underneath the skin, or hematoma. Infections may also occur, and in some severe cases the infection may lead to tissue death.

It is pertinent to mention here that most of the times these potential risks occur when the fillers are administered by inexperienced physicians or practitioner nurses.

How can I avoid Dermal Fillers risks?

You can avoid risks associated with Dermal Fillers by selecting the physician carefully. Make sure that the doctor you choose for the procedure has more than five years’ experience of administering injectable fillers and a comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is responsible for regulating cell growth and their renewal. It has also impact on a number function in the human body, from keeping your skin hydrated to maintaining the suppleness of the skin.

Which areas of face can be treated with dermal fillers?

Dermal Fillers can be used to reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles and fine lines, enhance the shape of facial contours and revitalize the skin. The most common treated facial lines are those between your nose and the corners of the mouth (Nasolabial folds) and those from the corner of your mouth downwards (Marionette lines).

Can I use Cosmetic Dermal Fillers for lips?

Yes dermal fillers can be used to plump up thin lips. These injections can also be used to redefine the size and shape of lips.

Can I use Dermal Fillers to treat wrinkles on my hands and feet?

The Food and Drug Association (FDA) has approved Dermal Fillers for treating wrinkles on face and neck. It is not approved for treating the skin of hands and/or feet.

Are the effects of Dermal Filler treatment permanent?

The effects of Dermal filler treatment are not permanent, they are long lasting though, generally lasting from six to twelve months. Duration of the effectiveness depends on several factors such as

  • The area that requires treating
  • Patient’s skin type
  • Skin condition
  • The individual’s lifestyle and age

What are the post treatment Do’s and Don’ts?

You can continue with your routine life right after getting the treatment. However, do not expose the treated area to direct sunlight for at least 2 to 3 days after getting the dermal filler treatment. Also avoid putting on heavy makeup, because some cosmetic products may react with the injectables.

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