Those signs of ageing that appear on our faces can be annoying. The good thing is that modern beauty procedures abound for this purpose. Many women – and increasingly men – turn to Botox or one of the other brands. Yet while safe and tested, some do not like the idea of having a deadly poison into their body.
What’s the alternative? Dermal Fillers Winnipeg – Visage Cosmetic Clinic are experts at injectables including dermal fillers, and this option is becoming surprisingly popular as it can be extremely successful. Let’s have a look at what dermal fillers are, the risks involved, and what to expect.
What are Dermal Fillers?
If you want to read more about dermal fillers there has been plenty of press. First, we should say that dermal fillers have been approved by the FDA for use in certain areas but not in others, and a reputable clinic such as that mentioned will be able to explain this to you.
Dermal fillers are an alternative to Botox. Like Botox, the fillers are injected into the skin to iron out lines and signs of ageing. There are a number of different materials used for dermal fillers depending upon the intended result. Some are absorbed into the skin over time, others take the form of implants that plump up the skin and reduce the wrinkles. Now let’s talk about how dermal fillers are inserted.
How are Dermal Fillers Administered?
The success of dermal fillers depends upon factors such as the condition and underlying structure of the skin. At the initial consultation, the practitioner will examine and assess your skin for suitability. The fillers are inserted by a fine injection in a quantity that has been carefully calculated in advance. This is a relatively pain-free procedure and the person performing the procedure will be fully qualified, trained and experienced in administering dermal fillers. It is a quick procedure and as it is non-surgical can be completed in, for example, a lunch hour after which you can return to work.
Are there Risks in Having Dermal Fillers?
There are risks involved in any procedure that requires a needle into the skin. However, where dermal fillers are concerned the only common side effects are the likes of swelling, pain and tenderness, and possible bruising or itching. These will subside quickly.
The FDA does list the following as uncommon or rare side effects, and if you notice any of these you should contact a doctor quickly:
- Raised bumps in or under the skin (nodules or granulomas) that may need to be treated with injections, oral antibiotics, or surgically removed
- Open or draining wounds
- A sore at the injection site
- Allergic reaction
- Necrosis (tissue death)
Be assured that above are rare, and that dermal fillers are approved as safe for use by the FDA.
Are Dermal Fillers Permanent?
As with all anti-ageing treatments dermal fillers are a temporary solution. However, as the procedure is safe, non-invasive, and relatively risk-free it can be repeated many times when necessary. The length of time a dermal filler treatment will last is dependent upon the area that has been treated and the type of filler that is used.
You should be aware that these are the only areas approved for dermal filler use by the FDA:
- Moderate to severe facial wrinkles and skin folds
- Augmentation (increased volume) of lips, cheeks, chin, and back of the hand.
- Non-absorbable (permanent) fillers are approved for only nasolabial folds and cheek acne scars.
- The restoration and correction of signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
- Correction of contour deficiencies, such as wrinkles and acne scars.