Common Risks and Complaints for Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers can be used to remove wrinkles, crows feet, laughter lines and dimples but other than this they can be used to plump the lips and remove their thinness, they can also be used to contour the bridge of the nose and change it’s width and fill in sunken cheeks and hollowed jaw-lines.

Though this may seem a straightforward procedure it is important to know about the procedure before signing up with any aesthetic practitioners/surgeons. It may even reveal to you that a procedure you thought you may not need might be in fact exactly what you have been looking for.

The most common issues for dermal fillers in general are initial discomfort that lingers or temporary swelling and bruising that lingers. Fillers can also result in cysts, bumps, lumps (called nodules), skin irregularities, and/or inflamed tissue that persist, even with semi-permanent fillers. Allergic reactions can happen, but are rare, especially among today’s newer fillers. If you tend to get cold sores, dermal fillers can trigger a new breakout. Infection also can result, but it’s extremely rare and easily treated. [15]

Not surprisingly, the most typical complaints about dermal fillers involve the results of the procedure. Problems such as poor or inaccurate placement, unevenness, and overfilling the area are not unusual. Skilled doctors can correct some of these complications; for shorter term fillers, you just have to be patient and wait for the filler to dissipate as it is absorbed by your body.

Although, we’ve pointed out potential issues, we must follow that up by saying the reward can be great and many find the potential risks are worth it! Using dermal fillers to correct signs of aging such as deep wrinkles, gaunt areas of the face, thinning lips, as well as evening out depressed scars can bring about beautiful improvements.

Of course, as with any cosmetic corrective procedure, daily use of well-formulated skincare products and sun protection (365 days per year, even when it’s cloudy) are part of the anti-aging package that will keep your skin looking younger and healthier for a very long time!

PROS

The very first thing that can be positively said about dermal fillers is that it provides a non-invasive option for smoothening out your wrinkles. What it requires is a very fine injection to deliver the filler into your skin. No cuts, no blood, and yes no scars. The pain is more manageable too.

It can be injected in various problem areas of the face such as frown lines, marionette lines, acne scars, and surgical scars. This gives your skin that youthful appearance without being too drastic and artificial though the hands of an experienced surgeon.

Because dermal fillers have been around for quite a while now, there are a number of dermal filler options available for you. This way, the doctor can arrange for you to have particular filler which suits you best.

Another benefit that dermal fillers have over surgical methods is that it provides faster results. In a matter of days you will be able to observe improvement. This can even be hastened by injecting the hyaluronidase, which enables the dermal filler to be dissolved more quickly.

CONS

However the concern about dermal fillers is that they are not permanent solutions. Eventually your skin will submit to aging and wrinkles starts to form wrinkles again, usually around 6 months to a year and sometimes even a little more. That is why you need to get injected again if you want to retain those youthful results.

Another concern about dermal fillers is that they can cause allergic reactions. Well a certain person could be to some at least. That is why for this problem, it is important that you take discuss this thoroughly with your doctor upon consultation.

The allergic reactions we are talking about here is not only limited to itching or redness, it can escalate to something serious as shortness of breath which can even lead to death. This is not to scare you, but to give you a heads up on possible events if you are not careful enough during preparation.

The side effects of dermal fillers can also be troublesome. This includes pain on the injection site, redness, bruising, nausea and temporary swelling. However this can be relieved in a few days and even less through the help of medications and other aftercare measures.

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