Are Fillers Unsafe?
It's time to bust the many myths around fillers. To understand if these are safe or not, let us first look at what these are.
A number of stories have been flooding the media sharing how derma fillers have gone wrong for clients. But it is important to understand that getting a filler is not the reason behind the procedure going wrong. A derma filler procedure should be carried out by a qualified professional injector who has a great understanding of anatomy. This practitioner must use correct techniques and the safest products.
Getting a filler is a cosmetic treatment that needs to be carried out in a sterile environment while the doctor is wearing his gloves to avoid the spread of germs. This procedure must not be taken lightly.
Now let’s answer, what are fillers? Fillers are injections that help in smoothing lines and pumping up wrinkles. There are several types of fillers that can be used to enhance looks. Fillers are not permanent, how long they last depends on the type of filler that is injected.
Types of fillers
When carried out by a professional dermatologist, a derma filler is absolutely safe. Let us look at the kinds of dermal fillers that can be administered to a person.
Hyaluronic acid is an acid that occurs naturally under a person’s skin. This acid ensures that the skin stays hydrated and voluminous. But with age, our body stops producing this acid. Therefore, fillers of HA injections are administered which last for six months to a year.
The Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) filler consists of a substance that is found in the bones. These are advised when a patient has deeper wrinkles and last for about one year.
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a substance that encourages the body to create its own collagen. A dermatologist will use this when he feels the need to smoothen out deep wrinkles. These can last for two years or more.
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) consists of tiny balls clubbed with collagen that stay under the skin after injection. These balls give skin the lacking volume it needs to make it firm.
When and why a filler?
With the passing years, our body begins to lose collagen. This is a critical substance that is found all over our body, skin included. As the collagen levels lower, the skin becomes lax and loses its volume. This causes it to look thin and sag.
If you feel that your skin needs its volume, your facial features need symmetry, or your lips and cheeks need to look more plump, then derma fillers are recommended for uplifting.
Note* Before considering a filler or any other cosmetic treatment it is integral to do thorough research. The more highly qualified your practitioner is, the easier it will be for you to achieve the aesthetic result you desire safely.
The do’s before getting a filler
An initial consultation with your practitioners where you discuss your goals and what you hope to achieve. It is important to understand your doctor’s qualifications and the brands that they will be using. Ask your doctor about their previous experience and how often they perform this procedure. Look at some before and after pictures of their work, before you make your final decision.
There is no set time that can be stated for recovery as this depends on many factors.
The number of places you have administered a filler.
Your age and overall health.
The type of filler that has been given by your healthcare provider.
Having said that, most people jump back to routine right after having completed their filler procedure. Your dermatologist might advise you to stay off rigorous exercise for a day or two.
Dermal filler advantage
Often people find that they have gained their confidence back after a filler. This entire procedure is carried out by an expert in less than an hour. This procedure does not need the patient to get admitted and it is a non-surgical treatment with a bare minimum recovery time. These fillers can last for months or even years, depending on which one you get. And this procedure is typically far less expensive when compared to other surgical procedures.
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