A lot happens to our bodies as we age, with collagen production being one of the things that decline. When less collagen is being produced, fine lines and wrinkles start becoming more prominent.
These visible signs of ageing are the reason why so many people seek out treatments such as dermal fillers in order to give their faces a more refreshed look.
If you’re new to the world of dermal fillers, you probably have a number of questions such as whether they’re safe to use.
Here are a few facts that will help put your mind at ease.
Understanding how dermal fillers work
Dermal fillers fall into one of three categories:
- Facial & Lip. These are used to alter the shape of the face. Patients generally use this type of filler to correct minor defects or to accentuate the lip line
- Skin Boosting. These are used to hydrate your skin, creating a firmer appearance
- Volume. These fillers are fairly new and used to add more volume to the face in areas such as the cheeks
After filler is injected, it binds with the water in your skin in order to boost elasticity, contour the face and reduce lines and wrinkles.
Dermal filler risks
As with any cosmetic procedure, there will always be some risk involved, even if it’s only minimal. You should always look at the potential side effects of a procedure before you go ahead with it so that you know what to expect and can take steps to minimise these potential effects.
When considering the treatment options for fine lines and wrinkles from one of the best injectables providers in the Gold Coast, London Cosmetic Clinic, you will find that dermal fillers have the lowest risk of complications because they’re a non-surgical treatment.
It should be noted that the risks associated with this treatment will vary per patient but some of the most common side effects include bruising, redness, bleeding, swelling and itching. Fortunately, these effects can be reduced by staying away from extreme heat, avoiding touching the area, keeping the area clean and rubbing the treated area.
In some rare cases, side effects can be more significant and can include bacterial or viral infection, skin discolouration, lumps that form under the surface of the skin and ulceration of the skin. If any of these symptoms do occur, your doctor will be able to advise you on the best treatment options. Allergic reactions can also occur but this is only if you don’t tell your doctor about any medications that you might be taking that could increase your risk of complications.
The type of filler being used can also affect the risk of side effects, which is why it’s better to use fillers that contain ingredients that are naturally found in the body such as hyaluronic acid, collagen or autologous fat.
Overall, dermal fillers are a great way to enhance your facial features and there is no reason to be concerned about receiving this treatment if you select an experienced professional from a reputable clinic.