Dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers which are injected in the skin at different levels, to give either filling effects on the folds or wrinkles or to give a lifting effect to the face. They can also be used to augment some features & to do facial contouring for example to enhance lips or to create a more defined chin. They can be used to treat upper face, mid face, under eye area, lower face & neck. Dermal fillers can add volume in the deficient areas & it is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin, which makes the procedure very safe.What are different types of fillers?
Most of the fillers which we use today are made up of hyaluronic acid. Some Poly- L- lactic acid fillers, Calcium Hydroxylapatite fillers & PMMA fillers are also available.
Dermal fillers can be used to reduce the signs of ageing, facial contouring, and enhancement of some features like lip or nose augmentation. It can also be used to fill the deficit of volume because of ageing. So anybody who wants to look young or enhance his/her facial contours can undergo this treatment. There are some other indications like acne scarring, where dermal fillers have been found to be useful. Dermal fillers also help to hydrate the skin, by their hygroscopic properties, thus bringing an unmatched glow on the skin.
Derma fillers have evolved over a period of time. There has been a lot of advancement in the field of dermal fillers with more effective, lasting and mouldable molecules coming into picture. Initially permanent fillers were very popular, which used to last for lifetime. But the complication rate was very high in those products. The fillers these days are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is biodegradable thus making it very safe. Juvederm Products like voluma last for about 2 years and volbella and volift lasts for about 18 months depending upon the metabolism of the patient & the depth at which injection has been given. There are some other products like restylane, perlane, radiesse etc. which may have different longitivtiy.
Ageing is an ongoing process. One can get it done to bring back the volume that is lost on the different areas of the face; it can be done for both males and females. It can be done at any age group depending on the indications. Mostly people more than 30 get it done, but it can be done in young people who have some or other anomaly or facial asymmetry or who want a more glamorous look.
This is a very safe treatment in the hands of an experienced dermatologist. Since the products which we use today are made up of hyaluronic acid which is biodegradable, even if there is any problem it can be resolved immediately with the help of hyalase injection. This is such a huge advantage, unlike the permanent fillers where they had to be surgically removed in case of any complication. A proper assessment and a thorough knowledge of facial anatomy along with a complete awareness of facial aesthetics is a must for the injecting doctor. A very rare side effect is blindness when it is accidentally injected in the artery.
The results of dermal fillers are instant & there is no downtime. But in some patients a slight bruise can occur at the site of injection, which may persist for a few days. But just in case it happens, one can easily hide it using slight makeup. There can be slight redness, swelling and tenderness.
One can have over correction or asymmetry, mostly because of inexperience of the treating physician or over expectations of the patient. This can be easily corrected though with the help of hyalase injection. Sometimes rarely wound, infection or scarring may occur. This usually happens when the injection is injected in a vessel accidentally. Though this is very uncommon and rare with an experienced dermatologist. But again because the product which we use is biodegradable, this can be easily dealt with.
Derma filler are injection which is used to maintain the volume on face to keep oneself young and youthful, this treatment can be at regular intervals of about 1-2 years depending upon the products used and how our body adapts to it. If you stop taking the treatment, there is no side effect as such, only the benefit of the previous filler will fade out and the signs of ageing will become prominent again.
The difference between Botox and derma filler are:-
Botox is used for dynamic wrinkle. Like forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet.
Dermal filler are used for static wrinkle. Like corner of the mouth, cheeks and neck. These days’ dermal fillers are used for facial contouring and gives amazing results. Both the procedures are sometimes indicated in a single patient.
According to our expert Dr Ruchi Aggarwal, MD is a renowned dermatologist with almost 2 decades of experience in the field of dermatology. She says that this treatment is becoming very popular in today’s world as people don’t have time for themselves & due to unhealthy lifestyle people tend to become old before age. So to restore the youthfulness that has been lost due to ageing and other conditions, one can go for this wonderful treatment and she also says that this is one of her favourite treatments as she herself gets it done.
This is a very gratifying treatment as the results are instant and miraculous. It can really make a person fall in love with himself/ herself.
According to Dr. Agarwal, this is a very sophisticated treatment and requires in depth knowledge of facial anatomy, aesthetics and skilful hands. One should look for these qualities rather than getting it done at parlours.
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