What are wrinkle fillers?
Injectable wrinkle fillers can offer you an additional youthful appearance for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill hollows, wrinkles, and lines, in less than half an hour with results lasting from 4 months to beyond 1 year.
Injectable wrinkle fillers, unlike Botox injections that ease the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line, crease, or part with one of several various substances. As a result, problem spots nearly disappear.
These fillers can also be used as “volumizers,” plumping and lifting chins, cheeks, jawlines, and temples; filling out thin lips, and plumping sagging hands.
The treatment is rapid and easy. But all wrinkle fillers have a downside, including the risk of allergic reaction and the creation of very small bumps under the skin. In some cases, those bumps might be perpetual. And often, a bluish skin discoloration known as the Tyndall impact happens. The color change can last for few months, but there are treatments available. In very rare cases, skin cells may die if the wrinkle fillers are not used appropriately. It has also been a few reported blindness cases, scarring from skin loss, and nerve paralysis. Usually, the longer-lasting wrinkle fillers are more likely to create side effects.
Not every wrinkle-filler is good for every kind of wrinkle. Minimum risks and best results come from using the right one appropriately. This is the reason you should only have fillers injected by a board-certified dermatologist with ongoing, particular training.
Wrinkle fillers’ breakdown is available here. It comprises their basic ingredients, their pros and cons, how they work, and the best areas for treatment. Your dermatologist can assist you to select the right one for you.
Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Fillers
The favored category of wrinkle fillers is hyaluronic acid. Each kind of filler works in a somewhat different method with varying results.
There are rare chances of side effects but can contain swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection site. The filler might also expose under the skin as small bumps. This is a problem that sometimes improves over time.