Aging individuals always have an urge for youthfulness or rather a more youthful appearance. This has led to an increased demand for treatment to reduce facial lines, wrinkles, frown lines, laugh lines and to plump lips and cheeks.
Many treatments are now available to fulfill the dreams of the people who wish to regain their youthful appearance. One such option involves injecting dermal fillers into the facial muscles.
Dermal filler treatment or cosmetic filler treatment involves injecting medical device implants such as soft tissue and wrinkle fillers to help fill in facial wrinkles and give a fuller, plump look. It enhances the appearance of the face and gives it a smoother appearance. Sometimes even fat from other parts of the body are used in dermal filler treatment.
Injectable fillers can be either temporary or permanent. Permanent dermal fillers used for facial line filling are tiny round, smooth, biocompatible plastic particles that cannot be absorbed by the body, whereas temporary fillers are absorbed by the body.
Temporary dermal or cosmetic fillers include materials such as collagen injections, hyaluronic acid gel, calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-l-lactic acid. These fillers are used to correct soft tissue defects such as facial wrinkles, folds, cheek and lip augmentation and plump, saggy hands, temple and jawline. Hyaluronic acid fillers are popular cosmetic fillers used to correct skin that has lost its elasticity.
The cosmetic fillers used to eliminate facial lines can be of different types. The most common types of dermal fillers include:
This is the most preferred procedure and the result lasts from several months to over a year or more. Hylaform, Captique, Elevss, Juvedrm and Prevelle Silk are some common type of hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers. This type of wrinkle filler rarely results in side effects such as swelling, redness and bruising at the injected area.
These fillers are made from animal source and also have a higher rate of allergic reaction. That is why allergy testing is required before treatment is started. These injections include evolence, cosmoderm, zyplast, fibrel, zyderm and artefill.
This filler consists of substances prepared in lab that are not found naturally in the skin. These fillers include sculptra, radiesse and silicone. These fillers have similar side effects as hyaluronic acid wrinkle filler. However, it has long lasting effect.
In this type of filler, fat is removed from areas such as thighs, buttocks and stomach. The fat is then injected into the face and the effect of this filler lasts from 12 to 18 months. This therapy is more time consuming and costly than other procedures.
Like any other treatment, the use of dermal fillers for facial line filling also pose some risks. If the filler in inadvertently injected into a blood vessel, various risks may arise including the following:
Facial line fillers side effects can be avoided if certain points are taken into consideration. For example, regular use of sunscreen after the treatment is a must, This not only protects the skin from future damage, but also prevents post-inflammatory pigment changes.
There are several dermal filler available in the market for personal use. However, interested candidates should always consult a cosmetologist for facial line filling. The cosmetologist will assess the condition of your skin and according choose a cosmetic filler for facial line filling.
You may experience a little swelling just after the injection of the cosmetic filler. However, the swelling subsides in less than 48 hours. The procedure does not take more than 30 minutes and patient can leave the clinic soon after the treatment.
One can return to daily activities straight away as facial line filling downtime is zero. No recovery time is required after dermal filler treatment and you can return to day to day activities straight away.