The most noticeable signs of ageing can be traced back to the loss of volume in the face. As the tissues thin out, hollow lines start appearing around the mouth, nose and cheeks, making a person seem older. A simple solution to this is to replace the lost volume using injectable dermal fillers. Experts at The Cosmetic Lounge help smoothen the wrinkles around the eyes, cheeks, chin, brows etc. and plump up the lips to restore the youthful appearance that might be fading naturally. So, here’s a 101 about injectable dermal fillers for those who might be considering getting the work done.
What Are Cosmetic Injectables?
Cosmetic Injectables Tear trough filler are gel-like substances that medical professionals inject beneath the wrinkled skin to restore their lost volume, smoothen the lines and creases, and enhance the facial silhouette. They are a non-surgical form of facial enhancement which thousands of people opt for each year to restore their younger look. They include two main substances, Botulinum toxin Type A injections and dermal fillers. They are cost-effective and have relatively less downtime.
How Do Dermal Fillers Help Enhance Facial Appearance?
Although dermal fillers are mostly known for being smoothening ‘wrinkle fillers’, they can do much more. The fillers sit under the skin and provide support to multiple areas of the face’s. Here are some other dermal issues that these fillers can help.
- Improve facial symmetry and its features like the jawline
- Smoothen the crease on the chin
- Enhance the lips and plump them
- Reduce the vertical lip lines
- Restore the tissue volume of the cheeks and temples
- Smoothen the lines around the mouth and the nose. Ex: parentheses, smile lines and marionette lines.
What Are Dermal Fillers Made Of?
Generally, dermal fillers are made for different procedures using approved chemicals such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, Poly-L-lactic acid, polymethylmethacrylate, and autologous fat injections, which are used for facial fat grafting and liposuction. Australian Government Department of Health, the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have provided a list of approved chemical substances and products that can be used for a dermatological procedure conducted by a medical expert. It is crucial to ensure that a licensed physician is conducting the procedure and that the filler that they are using is approved by the health department.
How Long Do They Last?
Dermal fillers injected into different parts of the face can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. The duration varies from individual to individual based on the chemicals used, the part of the face and its purpose. One must always consult with an expert or a medical practitioner about these specifics to get the filler that suits their needs.
Are They Safe?
One of the main reasons dermal fillers are popular is because of their safety. People opt for them over other injectables and surgical processes because they are relatively harmless. Infections are extremely unheard of, and allergic reactions are rare with dermal fillings. One must ensure that they are performed by specialists in a controlled environment using safe products. Some temporary side effects occur after the injection, which disappears after a few days. These may include tenderness, itching, bruising, swelling, and redness. Trusted medical practitioners from The Cosmetic Lounge always take the precautions necessary to prevent and minimise these side-effects and provide follow-up consultations to ensure that the transition process is smooth.
Things to Ask a Doctor About Fillers
- Seek consultation and book an appointment to discuss one’s needs.
- Discuss the goals and how the doctor can help them with them.
- Ask about recommendations for treatments and alternatives depending on the skin type and the goals.
- Request for before-and-after photographs of other patients to get a clear picture.
- Communicate realistic expectations, doubts, fears and results with the physician.