Dermal Fillers Usages and Side Effects

Dermal fillers are prominent cosmetic procedures that can treat wrinkles, fill scars and turn back your young days. Their widespread availability, fast results, and relatively low prices have served to continue to rise in popularity.

What are fillers used for?

The most common use of soft tissue fillers is to fill up wrinkles and fine lines. The Tear Trough Filler helps to add volume and plumpness to your eyes. It can also be used in healing acne and concealing bruises in other parts of the body.

Facial area

Dermal fillers are most often used in the face to lift age-related lines and smooth them out that includes:

  • Marionette lines are vertical lines that run from the lip borders to the chin area.
  • Nasolabial folds are fine lines that run from the nose to the borders of the lips.
  • The area below the lower eyelid or the tear trough
  • The region between the eyebrows (sometimes in combination with neurotoxins)
  • The chin

Dermal Fillers can also be used to increase volume and enhance the appearance of some areas including:

  • The lips
  • The temples
  • The nose
  • The chin
  • The cheeks

Other uses

Fillers are also used in smoothing out earlobe folds, improving the appearance of acne scars, and hand injections. Moreover, buttock augmentation can also be done with these fillers.

What fillers can’t do?

In dermal fillers, the amount of correction is limited. Individuals requiring more comprehensive correction can benefit more from surgical procedures such as face lifting.

Risks and side effects of dermal fillers

  • Dermal injections are usually safe, minimum invasive procedures and are well tolerated. They may still cause some risks which include:
  • Nerve damage: the skin may cause numbness or pain if an accidental injury to nerves supplying.
  • Allergic reactions: these fillers are collagen-containing products that may lead to severe risks. But they can be avoided with allergy testing.
  • Bleeding, bruising, or swelling: After the injection, minor bleeding or redness is normal. However, patients who have bleeding disorders or those taking blood thinners have a higher risk.
  • Skin damage: Poorly inject fillers may disrupt the blood supply into your skin, as a result, there may skin damage or necrosis (tissue death).
  • Infections: These are rare but can happen. So try to keep good skin hygiene, it can further diminish the risk.
  • Poor aesthetic outcome: Poorly inject fillers by inexperienced providers may lead to asymmetry or lumps.

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