Dermal filler, is a product that is injected under the skin, to smooth out the wrinkles and deep lines of the face or to re-hydrate and rejuvenate hands, lips, and other areas of the body. Deep lines and wrinkle can be due to age, hormones or UV damage caused by the sun. Fillers re-hydrate and firm the injected areas. It is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance throughout all biological organisms, including human beings. Its role is to lubricate and protect tissue such as skin.
Let’s bust the myths associated with dermal fillers:
Myth#1: Safe ?
Lots of patients come to me and ask if it is safe to undergo a filler procedure ? Yes, it is.
Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our body. It is biosynthetically produced without the use of animal substances. If the hyaluronic acid is non-animal derived, it theoretically has lesser chance of causing an allergic reaction. However, it is not recommended for individuals with a history of multiple or anaphylactic allergic reactions or for pregnant or breastfeeding women and people under 18 years of age.
Myth#2: Multiple Treatments?
Patients are apprehensive about requiring multiple treatments and results not being permanent
Although noticeable results can be achieved after a single procedure, the hyaluronic acid will eventually be absorbed into the body, just as the naturally occurring substance will. Results from treatment can last as long as a year .Depending upon the severity of the issue for individual patients, additional treatments may be required for optimum results over an extended period.
Myth# 3: Side Effects?
Doctors and medicines are infamous for side effects. But in this case no.
No major side effects have been recorded among patients using cosmetic filler. The most common immediate after effects of a treatment may include swelling or soreness of the affected area, redness or other mild discoloration, a slight stinging sensation or itching or light bruising, all of which should only last for 1 to 7 days. If any of these symptoms persist, patients are advised to contact their physician. After the procedure, patients should avoid exposing the treated area to extreme hot or cold temperatures. Allergic reactions and post-procedure infection are extremely rare.
Myth# 4: No Emoticons ?
Patients are concerned whether fillers will freeze their expressions like Botox.
Botox and facial fillers are two separate treatments. Botox relaxes the facial muscles to prevent them from making the skin wrinkle and fold. Facial fillers restore lost volume without inhibiting the patient’s facial muscles.
Myth# 5 : Wrinkles….Only then fillers?
No. Fillers can be used to accentuate your facial features as well. It is true that fillers revolumise the face, fill in wrinkles and smooth out fine lines but there are many benefits from facial fillers. Facial fillers can also restore a crisp, defined jawline , and as well as accentuate the cheekbone region. Hyaluronic acid within the facial fillers stimulates the production of collagen in your skin which keeps the skin youthful, voluminous and supple.
Myth# 6: No pain no gain ?
Fillers are administered through tiny facial injections with very thin needles
Although the actual injections can be a little uncomfortable, the discomfort can be mitigated by a topical anesthetic. Apart from the pricking sensation of the needle, patients should experience little or no discomfort from the procedure. After treatment, you can continue about your normal, everyday activities.
Myth# 7: Need Professionals?
Yes …..You need to do fillers with qualified practitioners
Although injecting filler is a non-invasive treatment, it is still considered a medical procedure. A qualified and experienced Dermatologist can help you determine which facial injections and what injectable filler treatments are right for you. Therefore it is strongly advised that patients only receive treatment from qualified and experienced Dermatologists.
A treatment with dermal fillers provides an easy way to enhance your looks and restore your youthfulness. Filler injections require very minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to work and their normal activities following the treatment.
Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that beholder is you.