For thousands of years, people have done things to their skin in order to fight aging and turn back the clock. Today, it's popular to consider using facial fillers to help erase years off of the face and achieve a younger you. While many patients are happy with their results from fillers, there are also cases of regret and risks with different types of fillers.
Dermal fillers work by using injections to fill the facial skin. The most common facial filler is a compound called hyaluronic acid. This filler lasts about 18 months or less. When it is first injected into the skin, it provides collagen stimulation and fills in loose or sagging facial skin. It also helps improve the appearance of the skin's texture. Over time, as it wears off, the effects lessen.
The biggest benefit of getting injections with dermal fillers is an improvement in the face's appearance. It can give lips and cheeks a much plumper look. Fillers can also help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles anywhere on the face. Additionally, they also give the eye a little lift by reducing bags. The entire face can seem more hydrated, elastic, and youthful with a few quick injections of a facial filler.
There are also risks associated with facial fillers. A common problem is going too far with fillers and getting too much injected. This may give the face an artificial look. Some patients may also experience complications from fillers. Allergic reactions are rare, but they do happen. Going to a non-licensed provider and getting a filler may also be dangerous and leave a patient vulnerable to infection or injury.
Aging gracefully is possible if you adopt an approach of moderation with fillers. If you have certain problem areas on your face that need a little help, fillers may be the right choice. Too much may cause your face to look completely different or worse, misshapen. When done right, under the supervision of a licensed medical professional, this common procedure has provided many women and men with a fresh look.