Aesthetic Clinics use Dermal Fillers safely on a daily basis to address clients’ concerns about their appearance – be it signs of ageing or minor facial defects.
But what exactly are dermal fillers?
Well, they come in a variety of compositions depending on the manufacturer and the ultimate purpose they are intended for. Most of them are considered ‘medical devices’, rather than medication, because they are temporary, lasting up to around 9 months depending on the individual – before being reabsorbed by the body.
A great majority of dermal fillers contain, or are largely composed of a natural substance occurring in the body called hyaluronic acid. Others are made of collagen, acid gels or even synthetic materials. Your doctor at the aesthetic clinic will discuss the most appropriate type to be used for you.
Are Dermal Fillers safe?
All of these dermal fillers are completely safe and have been in use for several years, with constant improvements being made in their efficacy. As with any medical treatment there is always a small risk of side-effects in individual cases – ranging from an allergic reaction, to minimal bruising, redness, swelling, pain or itching. All of these reactions will only last a few days. The biggest advantage of Dermal Fillers when compared to surgery is fast treatment, lack of downtime and affordability.
So what can Dermal Fillers do? Dermal Fillers can be used safely for many non-surgical cosmetic procedures – with excellent end results. Remember not every filler is right for any job. Your doctor is well versed in knowing which performs best and gives the most advantageous results for each individual treatment.
Dermal Fillers are typically recommended to replace lost volume in the naso-labial lines (the deep lines that form around the mouth with age), and in facial sculpting procedures such as non-surgical cheek, chin, nose and lip augmentation. They assist with ageing changes in the skin as well as volume loss (changes in the fatty deposits of the face that are critical to shape and contour).
Sunken eyes; eye-bags; saggy, loose and dehydrated skin will immediately appear revitalised. The face will appear fuller and more youthful. Lips will be defined and full, effectively reversing the unappealing signs of ageing. Even misshapen noses can be improved without surgery, using soft tissue fillers.
A variety of other conditions can be treated with a range of products, which your aesthetic doctor will gladly assess for you.
Ensuring the safety of dermal fillers. Dermal Fillers really are one of the safest aesthetic procedures being commonly used today. There are however, a few things you can do to help ensure the safety of your Dermal Filler treatment:
- Be treated only at a reputable Aesthetic Clinic.
- Avoid being influenced by price – if the treatment you are being offered costs far less than usual, be suspicious. Make no bargains.
- Be sure you are treated in a medical setting with a suitably sterile environment. Never get treated at home, in hotels or suspicious venues.
- Ensure that any Dermal Filler you get is ONLY from a reputable medical clinic with trained, qualified doctors who are experienced in the procedure.
- After treatment, be sure to use sunscreen, and follow post-treatment instructions to the letter, regarding care and cleaning of the treated areas.