Dermal fillers are a popular choice for those looking to reverse the visible signs of aging, such as skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles. But are they safe? In general, yes, dermal fillers are considered safe when administered by trained and certified professionals. However, there are certain risks and side effects that must be taken into consideration. The FDA has approved a number of facial fillers for use in the United States.
These fillers are injected with a syringe by a licensed healthcare professional and can cause allergic reactions, infections, and the death of skin cells. Improper injection techniques can also lead to swelling, lumps, and more serious side effects such as death of skin cells and embolism leading to blindness. The FDA has issued an official warning urging consumers to never buy dermal fillers on the Internet. These products can be false, contaminated, or harmful.
It is important to only use FDA-approved fillers and to ensure that they are administered by a trained and certified professional. The results of dermal filler treatments are generally considered safe and effective in reversing visible signs of aging. However, side effects can occur and it is important for a practicing dermatologist to be aware of such side effects, contraindications, and precautions when using fillers. The shelf life of these fillers is typically six to twelve months depending on the filler used and the person's lifestyle.
If you are not completely satisfied with the results of your filling treatment, you can undo these results or partially remove the fillers to achieve your ideal appearance. This can be done within the first few days of a treatment using the technique of incision and drainage of the agglomerated build-up of the filler. Filler migration is real, and the amount of time these fillers exist can exceed their marketed lifespan. Dermal fillers for the jawline can smooth sharp angles, add volume to hollow cheeks, and reduce static lines and wrinkles that are always visible regardless of your facial expressions.
This is why dermal fillers are the ideal choice for smoothing facial lines, contouring cheeks and defining natural features. DIY fillers purchased on the online black market should be avoided as they can be false, contaminated, or harmful. Accidental intramuscular injection of a synthetic filler other than hyaluronic acid and collagen should also be avoided as repetitive muscle contraction will often dislocate the filler and create unwanted clumps of material that can migrate to distant sites. In conclusion, dermal fillers are generally considered safe when administered by trained and certified professionals using only FDA-approved products. However, it is important to be aware of potential side effects, contraindications, and precautions when using fillers.