Skin filler injections are now one of the gold standards of wrinkle reduction treatment in the modern aesthetic medicine industry. Filler injections do exactly what their name implies… They fill in hollows in the skin, such as wrinkles, lines and small sunken blemishes.
Skin fillers are a medical therapy and should always be administered by a well qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Patients should never trust unqualified care providers with administration of these injections, so be incredibly wary of skin clinics, beauty centers and general practice physicians that offer this in-demand service!
This dialog delves into the use of injectable dermal fillers. We will detail some of the most popular products in this sector and provide a comprehensive overview of these injections to help consumers to make better informed treatment decisions.
What Are Skin Filler Injections?
Skin fillers do what they claim. They fill hollow and lines in the facial skin with specially designed substances that will reduce wrinkles and improve the complexion. The vast majority of skin fillers are used on the face, but technically, they can be used virtually anywhere on the body.
These injections are placed into specific levels of the dermal tissue so that the results will be the most visually obvious, but also, the longest lasting. Injections that go too deep or too shallow will either not be as effective in reducing wrinkles or will not be as long lasting. This is one reason to use an expert care provider when choosing any type of skin filler therapy.
Most injections use an incredibly fine needle and will not be very painful. Typically, many injections are given at one time, with a tiny amount of filler injected each time in very specific locations of the face or body. Most patients find the procedure annoying, rather than very disturbing.
Types of Skin Fillers
There are many different skin fillers used and more in development all the time. Pure collagen was one of the first skin fillers and is still used for some applications. However, there are now a variety of commercial products that have shown excellent results when used as part of a wrinkle reduction program of skin care, including:
Filler injections are often used as a finishing touch once other more dramatic interventions have been completed. Typical primary wrinkle and rejunvenation interventions may include:
Once the skin is treated with these more invasive forms of care, the filler injections can be used to optimize the final results and perfect the visage.
Skin Filler Injection Pros and Cons
Skin fillers can be great. However, they are not perfect. It is important for all people who are considering undergoing skin filler injections to understand the upsides and downsides of care:
On the positive side: skin fillers are not overly expensive and they really do work. Fillers can be used for multiple rounds of injections over time, which can help people to stay younger looking for years or even decades. Filler injections have only minor risks when administered by a qualified doctor. Some fillers last for a long time and this longer duration increases their value.
As far as cons, skin fillers offer only temporary results. Some last weeks, some last months. If the patient likes the results, they will have to continually reinvest in additional treatments, at considerable expense over time. Some fillers can cause unaesthetic reactions or results in the skin, including bumps, clumps, marks and irritation. The more injections given and the more different varieties of fillers used may increase the likelihood of suffering some unaesthetic issues. Some patients find the injections very painful, especially in some areas of the face. There are also some risks of filler injections, including infection, nerve damage and other problems. These risks increase when the injections are not provided by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.