Dermal fillers are substances that are injected into or underneath the skin to improve the appearance of person. The fillers can be used for correcting wrinkles, lifting and increasing the volume of certain parts of the face. It can be used for improving the appearance of the nose for those who do not wish to go for surgery. Fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of the lips and chin. There are also fillers for the breasts and buttocks.
There are many types of fillers available but some have fallen out of favour because of the poor results and safety reasons. Permanent fillers are hardly used by doctors because of the high complication rates and difficulty of correcting the problem if it occurs as the fillers are permanent. Temporary fillers are the fillers that are now used because it is safer and can be broken down by the body tissue. Temporary fillers last from 1 year to 5 years.
The most popular and safest fillers are those that are made from hyaluronic acid which is also found in our skin. The hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers are processed and cross linked so that the fillers can last longer and also give the desired effect. Collagen fillers are not so commonly used by medical profession because of the risk of allergy and higher complication rate. Another type of fillers are those that contain collagen stimulators. These fillers contains ingredients that will stimulate fibroblastic activity and collagen production thereby prolonging the effect of the fillers.
It is very important that you choose the correct fillers and also a trusted source. Branded fillers from established companies while more expensive comes with a high safety record and large studies to back up their products. The USA has the FDA to approve the fillers that can be used and is generally considered the strictest. Europe has its CE certification while not as strict but is also trusted. Do not be surprise if the doctor is reluctant to inject fillers to the same area of your face if you had had some fillers injected by non-medical personal with unknown fillers. This is because the fillers from unknown source may cause problems a few years later and the doctor may get blamed for it.
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