One of the most popular procedures today in the cosmetic field is dermal filler injection. It revitalizes the plumpness in the skin wherever injected. The most common dermal filler is a gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid. Though dermal filler can be injected anywhere, it is usually in the face. Read more below to learn everything you need to know about dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are used across the world to create a youthful look where the skin has lost its volume. Filler can also be used for skin and scar lightening. The procedure is simple: A cosmetic injector will use a hyaluronic acid filled syringe to inject a small amount of dermal filler at and around the injection site. The injector will continue until the desired outcome is achieved. After the procedure, the patient has to maintain aftercare to ensure the best results. In about two to four weeks, the patient will be able to see their results once the swelling has subsided. Over about six months to a year, dermal fillers break down and will need to be re-injected to maintain their look. Dermal fillers are FDA-approved and safe for most patients with no serious medical history.
Injecting dermal fillers into the face can drastically change one’s appearance for the better. Being able to reverse the signs of aging help many men and women regain their confidence. The most common injection sites are marionette lines, crow’s feet, under-eye, and nasolabial folds. One other use for filler is to define and help sunken cheeks. Lips are another popular injection site for dermal fillers to add plumpness and to define the Cupid’s bow. It is used more for women though men can also get lip fillers.
For most, dermal filler is for plumping lips and wrinkles, but there are many more uses. A popular use for dermal filler is a minor liquid rhinoplasty. A cosmetic surgeon will use dermal filler for this procedure by injecting it in particular areas on or around the nose, like the bridge, to straighten the nose and hide any irregularities. Another lesser-known use for dermal fillers is to reverse aging in one’s hands. Outside of wrinkles, a common area of aging shows on our hands. Dermal filler can be injected into the hands to hide vein lines and tendons. Using dermal filler for acne and surface scarring is popular because the hyaluronic acid helps lighten the skin at the injection site.
Dermal fillers have amazing benefits, but there are also many risks involved in this decision. One of the main risks involved is overfilling an injection site. An average amount of dermal filler, dependent on the injection site, is one to two syringes. If your procedure is for the entire face or other large areas like the hands, it may require four or more syringes. While this is considered a controlled risk, some risks do not occur until after the procedure. Some risks of dermal fillers are:
- Bleeding/Bruising at the injection site
- Skin damage/scarring
- Infection in the blood vessels
- Skin necrosis
- Rash/Skin irritation
- Miscorrection of wrinkles
- Broken blood vessels
Some of these risks are more common than others, but this mainly depends on allergies, aftercare, and choosing the right person to do your injections. The beautiful thing about dermal fillers is that if any of these reactions occur, the dermal filler can easily be dissolved or removed. Here at Eyden Skin, we pride ourselves in making sure we educate our clients about our dermal filler procedure and devise a cosmetic plan for your specific needs. Click here to schedule your appointment today and achieve the results you want.