Side effects of fillers and myths about it

Side effects of fillers and myths about it

Side effects of fillers and myths about it

Dermal fillers are aesthetic tools that help control skin aging. They are injectable gels that fill the soft tissue under the skin and improve the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkles and aging. They are ideal for filling facial lines or folds, enhancing facial contours, and enhancing lips. They provide a subtle look that can be adjusted to meet your cosmetic needs. However, you also have to be aware of the side effects of fillers and injections.

To delve into the need, precautions, and side effects of dermal fillers, Health Shots contacted Dr. Parag Telang, a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

Who can get dermal fillers?

“Fillers are used to get rid of static lines, the lines that occur due to sun damage, and by the way, with age, people start losing fat in the face, and fillers are also used to replace lost volume. on the face, lips, under the eyes, wherever it is fat has been lost. They maintain the elasticity of the skin and the firmness of the tissues.” says Dr. Telang, also a licensed DHA and HAAD specialist plastic surgeon.

Why do the signs of aging appear earlier in some people than in others?

As we age, our body stops producing elastin and collagen, and also existing body collagen begins to break down. This results in loss of subcutaneous facial fat and skin tightening. The typical signs of aging begin to appear such as sunken cheeks, thick lines, sagging skin, wrinkles and sunken eyes. Other factors that exacerbate the signs of aging are an unhealthy lifestyle, heredity, and sun exposure. Dermal fillers are used to restore facial volume, rejuvenate the skin and eliminate facial lines. They are the least invasive, least expensive and safest.

skin tighteningDermal fillers can help tighten the skin. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Benefits of dermal fillers for aging skin:

Dr. Telang says, “Helps plump thin lips, increase superficial facial contour, and diminish wrinkles, fine lines, smile lines, and crow’s feet. Helps get rid of coarse lines around the forehead, mouth, forehead, and eyes. Fillers work best to improve the appearance of scars and depressions in the skin that result from injuries or acne. It reconstructs facial deformities and inherent imperfections, diminishes lower lid shadow, and is a minimally invasive procedure to improve facial contours.”

Here are some possible side effects of fillers:

Side effects of fillers are almost negligible if you are the right candidate with the right fillers, the right technique, the choice of all three must be correct. If the filler is not a standard one because there are fillers available on the market that have a lot of contaminants, and if the placement is not correct, it can create problems. Fillers are made from natural products, including hyaluronic acid, but sometimes hyaluronic acid has other additives for cross-linking. Fillers can migrate, they can migrate to the cheeks, eye bags, and other unwanted areas. If not placed correctly, it can cause an allergic reaction, bruising, infection, itching, redness, and scarring. You must go to a trained person to do it in a completely sterile way.

facial fillerBeware of these side effects of fillers before making them. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Some myths and facts about dermal fillers:

Myth 1: You will look unnatural

Done – This is not true. Everyone’s facial anatomy is unique, but artificial-looking cosmetic procedures are often the result of inadequate training and inexperience. It is essential to select a team of specialists who have extensive knowledge and skills regarding injectable dermal fillers. When done correctly, the results will be beautiful and natural looking for many months.

Myth 2: fillers hurt

Done – Dermatologists usually first numb the skin with a local anesthetic, and many fillers contain lidocaine, which is a numbing medication, so there is no pain after the initial injection.

Myth 3: Bruising and downtime make dermal fillers too inconvenient

Done – It is not true that dermal fillers can cause bruising or swelling. While some patients may have some symptoms, they will usually go away in about 7 to 10 days. Dr. Telang, who is also director of the Designer Bodyz Center for Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, Mumbai, suggests that any bruising or swelling that occurs is often considered a side effect of fillers. However, they can be easily reduced by applying cold compresses to the affected areas.

Myth 4: All fillers are irreversible

Done – If someone is unhappy with the look of their hyaluronic acid fillers, they can reverse it with hyaluronidase, enzymes that break down acid.

Myth 5: It’s hard to keep up with fillers

Done – Dermal fillers are temporary, but many patients see results in 6-12 months, depending on the filler used and the treatment area.

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