Beautiful, radiant and elastic skin is the dream of many women and even some men. This is the reason why dermal fillers have become incredibly popular tools to fight the signs that make your age obvious.
Despite the fact that many men and women have already fallen in love with the natural-looking results of dermal fillers, I, Anna, often receive questions about the safety of aesthetic treatments.
Read this and other articles on my blog. I am sure that you can find answers to all of your questions.
KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER
You probably know the basic facts about dermal fillers. These are simple aesthetic solutions that are used for:
- Lip augmentation
- Correcting and improving the facial contours
- Smoothing out lines and wrinkles
- Improving skin tone and texture
- Restoring the facial volume, lost due to ageing.
What you probably do not know are the facts related to the safety of the treatments.
In my opinion, dermal fillers are definitely a safe and affordable way to improve skin and appearance. Lots of people out there share this opinion, and not just the owner of the online store. Government regulatory agencies, such as the FDA, which researched and subsequently approved many dermal fillers, think the same way.
Are there at least any risks associated with dermal fillers? As always, I give you an honest answer: “Yes there are, and I will tell you about them below, so keep reading.”
FACT NO. 1
Cosmetic medicine is not an exact science. Even if you use the best dermal fillers and find the most professional aesthetic practitioner, your treatment results might be far from ideal.
I did not mean to scare you away immediately, no! Choosing a qualified practitioner and using a leading brand of anti-aging products help avoid many mistakes with a guarantee close to 100%.
Besides, if you get results that differ from your expectations, there is a way to solve this problem, but I’ll discuss it later.
FACT NO. 2
Despite fair assurances on their safety, dermal fillers are capable of causing side effects, such as bruising, soreness, black and blue, itching, redness and swelling.
Usually, the adverse reactions of dermal fillers:
- Arise immediately after the procedure
- Are temporary
- Disappear in a few days.
Other side effects, such as allergic reaction and infection are very, very rare, but they can be unpleasant. When these occur, most people start thinking that the fillers are simply not their story.
However, any average person, who finds an aesthetic practitioner with the right qualifications, should expect minor bruising at the worst.
FACT NO. 3
Dermal fillers usually provide symmetrical, delicate and natural results. The vast majority of people, who undergo aesthetic procedures, are delighted with the results, but, just like it happens with everything in our life, there are those, who are not pleased at all.
What to do when the actual result is below your expectations. There does exist a solution, yet it doesn’t mean that you should immediately resort to it. The best recommendation is to wait 1-2 weeks after the treatment. Dermal fillers do work immediately, but the full effects take some time to be on full display.
When it comes to your beauty and youth of your face, using dermal fillers in abundance does not always equal to great results. If you really need to add the missing volume or smooth out wrinkles after the initial injections, you only need to use small amounts of filler. Touch-up treatments are a normal practice, and moderation is the key.
CAN YOU “UN-DO” DERMAL FILLERS?
A skilled aesthetic practitioner can not only improve the results of dermal fillers, but also make corrections. This is great news for those who fear overfilling, lumpy or irregular skin texture.
Most dermal fillers can be removed partially or completely using special enzymes. I hope that you did mention the word “most”, because it’s there for a reason.
An enzyme called hyaluronidase is introduced in the region, where you think dermal filler injections did not turn out well. It begins splitting dermal fillers immediately. However, it only works for those formulations, which contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA) as their active substance.
Unfortunately, Hyaluronidase will not help with such dermal fillers, like Sculptra and Radiesse, because they contain other active ingredients (Poly-L-Lactic Acid and Calcium Hydroxylapatite).
HOW LONG DO DERMAL FILLERS LAST?
Dermal filler results are great yet temporary. This fact supports their safety, as well. The thing is that the substances contained in the dermal fillers are naturally present in our bodies. Such substances are gradually destroyed and processed by the body’s enzymes.
Since there are different types of fillers and different areas are processed, the time frame for effectiveness varies. The overall result lasts 6 to 12months and even over a year, depending on your muscle activity, skin type, lifestyle and other factors.
Nevertheless, the answer to the question “How long do dermal fillers work?” may be a little more complicated than you expected. Because, as I explain to my readers, top-up treatments can extend results indefinitely.
FDA approved dermal fillers are minimally invasive and very safe. Adverse reactions usually occur after the treatment and are mild.
It is important to keep in mind that wrinkles become deeper, and our faces continue losing volume as we age. If you have learnt at first hand that dermal fillers are effective and safe, you can continue using them to maintain optimal results.
I, Anna, recommend to act before the filler is completely absorbed. Touch-up sessions give an opportunity to constantly control the visible signs of aging.
In addition, results maintenance requires less dermal filler, compared to the first procedure. Therefore, you can enjoy your healthy-looking , glowing and plump skin, and save some money at the same time.