Dermal filler is an injectable soft tissue filler generally injected into the epidermis at various superficial levels to help enhance facial folds, give facial volume, and fill in sagging facial wrinkles: thereby restoring a more youthful, smoother look. Unfortunately, many of these dermal fillers are only temporary as they eventually get absorbed back into the body. This is why it is important to do some research and talk to your doctor prior to undergoing any type of treatment. Below are the top three benefits of dermal filler that you should consider before making your next appointment for treatment.
Natural Collagen The primary benefit of dermal filler is the enhancement of your skin’s overall volume. As we age, the skin loses its natural collagen and elasticity, thus creating a more aged appearance. Collagen fillers have been used in skin care products for decades as an anti-aging remedy. Recent studies have shown that collagen and elastin fibers in your skin not only increase collagen retention but also improve the moisture retention and elasticity of your skin. These results combine to make your skin appear younger and more elastic. In clinical trials with human volunteers, natural collagen and hyaluronic add volume creams improved skin texture and suppleness while reducing wrinkles, lines, and sagging areas.
Wrinkles Fine lines and wrinkles can be caused by a loss of volume, gravity, or the natural aging process. Dermal fillers can be used to plump up hollow cheeks and give lines a more youthful appearance by adding volume where it is wanted. The rejuvenating qualities of dermal filler can even out wrinkled face contours, helping reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and age spots. In addition to plumping up deep wrinkles, some dermal fillers have also been found to help fade away crow’s feet caused by sun damage.
Sagging Skin and Looking Years Older We have all seen the effects of facial expressions that are out of balance caused by sagging skin or just simply poor grooming. This phenomenon can actually cause facial muscles to sag, creating an older appearance. Collagen injections into the creases of your cheeks or around your eyes can provide temporary lift and appearance of youthfulness. The only problem is that these treatments may cause adverse reactions like swelling and bruising. You should consult with your health care provider before receiving dermal fillers to determine if this is an option for you.
Redness and Pain Although most people only associate swelling and redness with dermal filler injections, these side effects can also be caused by other medical treatments. If you get an injection of any medication, you should not take aspirin or any other over the counter pain reliever without discussing it first with your doctor. In addition, aspirin and other pain medications may increase your risk of bleeding and bruising, so you should not take them during any treatment process.
Swelling and Redness are very common side effects of dermal filler treatments. Many patients notice bruising after receiving treatments, but this usually depends on how many filler injections they received. Some patients also notice that their face looks unnatural after treatments. Because it has been a long time since you last had a facial treatment, your body may be unable to adjust to the new fillers, so you should always let your doctor know if you are concerned about any swelling, bruising, or redness.
Brand Names Include Several Brand Names Skilled Medical professionals in the cosmetic field will tell you that natural products are usually better for you than cosmetic brands. There are many studies that support this claim, as studies have proven that natural products have less side effects and can often improve results more quickly than non-natural products. Dermal fillers that contain botulinum toxin A (Botox) are most likely to cause severe side effects, so you should avoid all products that have this toxin. Popular dermal filler brands include Restalayne, Juvederm, Lucidum, Leucatin, Restalayne/Bodygen, TriLASTIN-SR, and Mederma.
Allergic Reactions Most people experience only minor, transient side effects when using dermal filler. However, some people are more sensitive to these ingredients than others, so if you are prone to allergic reactions, you should notify your doctor right away. Common symptoms that people experience with dermal filler injection include mild redness, bruising, temporary hair loss, mild pain and swelling at the injection site, moderate to severe facial redness and swelling, and moderate to severe headache. Rare side effects include permanent vision loss, hearing loss, temporary partial paralysis, swelling or hardening of the joints. Brand names include Restalayne/Bodygene, Juvederm, Leucatin, and Restalayne/Calpe.