When it comes to dermal fillers, it's important to understand that they are not injected into the muscle. Instead, they are injected into the skin at the top of the muscle. This is done to create a leverage effect that increases muscle movement. Injectable silicone is not approved for any aesthetic procedure, including facial and body contouring or enhancement.
It can cause long-term pain, infections, and serious injuries, such as permanent scarring and disfigurement, embolism (blockage of a blood vessel), stroke, and death. Any dermal filler can cause temporary side effects, permanent side effects, or both. Most of the side effects associated with dermal fillers occur soon after the injection, and many go away within a few weeks. Swelling and pain after hand treatment can last for a month or longer.
In some cases, the side effects of a dermal filler injection may appear weeks, months, or years after the injection. Since some dermal fillers naturally absorb over time, patients may need to repeat the procedure after a while to maintain the desired effect. As reported in clinical trials, the effects of most FDA-approved dermal fillers are temporary because they are made of materials that the body eventually breaks down and absorbs. You should be aware that it may be difficult or impossible to remove filler material, especially permanent fillers, or fillers that are not made of materials that are normally resorbed, such as hyaluronic acid (HA). Individuals should discuss the provider's experience and training in dermal fillers and Botox before making a decision. Treatment with dermal fillers usually doesn't cause serious problems if administered by a healthcare professional with experience in a medical setting. The most worrying risk associated with the use of dermal fillers is inadvertent injection into a blood vessel, leading to blockage of blood vessels and poor blood supply to tissues.
If your healthcare provider confirms that dermal fillers are an option for you, know that all medical products have benefits and risks. Although rare, facial swelling has been reported in people who received a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine soon after receiving dermal filler injections. The safe use of dermal fillers in combination with Botox and other treatments has not been evaluated in clinical studies. As a generalization, very soft or “liquid” fillers are generally safe to use on most areas of the face where fine lines would be wanted to be smoothed. However, firmer fillers which are normally injected only into deeper areas of the soft tissue under the skin are less likely to produce a result you would like if injected too superficially.
If furrow lines of deeper soft tissue laxity and volume loss bother you more, then filler injections can soften the lines and fill in areas of volume loss but won't lift lax areas of significant soft tissue laxity like surgical lifting procedures. Injecting dermal fillers into the face and hands can improve the appearance of facial lines and volume loss caused by age or certain medical conditions. Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments that are given by injections usually in the doctor's office. The safety of each product used off-label depends on the technique used, the filler used, where the filler is injected, and the experience of the healthcare provider giving the injections.