Thursday, 24 August 2017

What you need to know about Dermal Fillers

We all relish the idea of keeping our youthful looks as we age. Enormous interest in looking young is growing rapidly in this selfie era; added to it is a need to keep your self-esteem up, no doubt. This has led to increased recourse to cosmetic treatments, irrespective of age.

Loss of volume is the topmost reason for old looks. Thanks to ever-advancing technology, we live in times when we do not have to get resigned to effects of aging: we can make use of cosmetic procedures to turn back the clock.

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Dermal fillers are one of the widely used cosmetic treatments to revive one’s youthful looks. The expertise behind fillers has dramatically changed over time since collagen was first artificially introduced in 1976. Latest dermal fillers are generally made of hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in the body.

Fillers are injected into the face to correct fine lines, wrinkles and folds and loss of volume. They are used as well to plump lips, reconstruct nose and chin, and sculpt jaw line. Though there is a growing use of fillers, apprehensions still linger in some as to how effective and safe they are.
Here are the basics that you need to know about fillers and why they are not a thing to be afraid of anymore.

Why fillers need not be scary?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule naturally occurring in the body that largely makes up your skin bouncy and youthful. However, sadly, it diminishes with time and that leads to shriveling of fat tissue. Here comes the good news. As a water-holding gel, it has a special capacity of keeping 10,000 times its own weight in moisture.

Fillers are gel formulations of hyaluronic acid that help hydrate your skin tissue and plump it, filling fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved dermal fillers as agents for correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds.

How well do they work?

The biggest plus with dermal fillers is that you do not have to go under the knife but just get injected with needles. Walk in and out the same day! Results are there for you to see immediately, right after the procedure.

You can sustain the good results for four to 12 months, based on the type of filler, health of the skin, the technique and the area that is injected. The more sittings you have, the longer lasting would be the results.

Post-treatment care

Chances are that you might experience some bruising, redness, pain and swelling after treatment, and they are common in any cosmetic procedure. However, most of the side effects are short term in nature and usually go off in less than two weeks.

It is important that you follow your doctor’s post procedure advice strictly. Make sure you seek immediate medical attention if you experience any abnormal symptoms like changes in the skin or unusual pain, shortly after the procedure.

Consult with an experienced aesthetic medical practitioner to find out if the procedure is right for you, and whether a particular dermal filler is appropriate for you. Learn about possible risks and limitations before going for the treatment. Keep your doctor informed of any allergies that you might have had.

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