In addition to tightening the skin, overuse of fillers can result in longer-term damage, including lip wrinkles and impaired attachment of facial fat pads and some degree of skin irregularity and aging. One risk is that fillers purchased online may contain a variety of non-sterile substances, such as hair gel. When injected, these substances can cause allergic reactions, infections, and the death of skin cells. Another risk is that an improper injection technique can cause not only swelling and lumps, but also more serious side effects, such as skin cell death and embolism leading to blindness.
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an official warning urging consumers to never buy dermal fillers on the Internet. They can be false, contaminated, or harmful.
With such negativity around dermal fillers, it seems like it should be a banned treatment. However, when used correctly and in moderation, dermal fillers can be a great way to provide a temporary solution for lines and wrinkles on the face.
What are Dermal Fillers?Dermal fillers are injectable substances used to add volume to the face or other areas of the body. They are made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps keep skin hydrated and plump.
HA fillers are pre-mixed with lidocaine, an anesthetic agent, to maximize comfort during treatment. Other available dermal fillers include those made of calcium hydroxyapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, polymethyl methacrylate, and autologous fat (fat that is transplanted from another part of the body).
What are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?Dermal fillers have a wide variety of applications. They can be used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, add volume to the cheeks or lips, enhance facial contours, and even correct asymmetry or scarring.
In addition, they are a great way to provide a temporary solution for lines and wrinkles on the face. Are Dermal Fillers Safe?In general, dermal fillers are safe when administered by a qualified professional. However, recent studies indicate that repeated and prolonged use of deep tissue facial fillers can cause permanent damage or damage to the lymphatic system of the face. It's important to note that the decision to use fillers should be part of a short-term treatment plan and that long-term use is not recommended.
Side effects reported in clinical trials include facial weakness, drooping of the eyelids and drooping of the eyebrows. Other adverse events included localized pain, swelling, redness and bruising at the injection site. In rare cases, injections have caused double vision, dry eyes, or difficulty swallowing or breathing. Injection of botulinum toxin products for cosmetic purposes is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
How Can I Find a Qualified Professional?When considering dermal fillers it's important to find a qualified professional who is well versed in everything anatomical. You don't want someone who worked at the bank for four years and who suddenly decided to become a beauty professional after taking a weekend course in lip fillers. It's also important to make sure they use licensed products as there are a lot of imitations on the market that you don't want on your face. At Glowday we only work with highly aesthetic professionals experienced and medically qualified who take their time in a consultation to explain the entire treatment plan and associated risks.
They will also be more than able to deal with any potential complications quickly and easily and will use the best products available managing them in a gentle and subtle way.