Filler injection smooths out wrinkles on your face. Dermal fillers are classified into several categories. Dermal fillers are often injected into the areas around your eyes, mouth, and nose by healthcare providers. This typical cosmetic surgery produces rapid benefits that might continue for months or years.
What IS Filler Injection?
Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures include dermal filler injection. Fillers soften wrinkles and provide volume to your face. These drugs are injected beneath the skin by your doctor.
People undergo dermal fillers to improve their faces or look younger. This elective procedure takes less than 30 minutes and requires slight recovery. Results are immediate and last months to years, depending on filler kind and placement.
Different dermal fillers exist. Your doctor will explain your options. Cosmetic procedures can cause infection, bleeding, and bruising. Medical insurance rarely covers cosmetic procedures like filler injection.
What Types of Fillers Are Available?
They are composed of collagen and synthetic polymer polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). It’s an excellent option for removing nasolabial folds (lines that extend from the nose to the borders of the lips). Bellafill® results might last up to five years.
The Juvéderm filler family is widely used to smooth face wrinkles and add volume to aging skin. These fillers use a specifically formulated hyaluronic acid (HA) molecule to minimize indications of aging in the mid-facial area and provide fullness to the cheeks and lips.
It is made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) molecules that instantly give volume to any facial area. Radiesse also increases collagen synthesis.
This is a collection of facial fillers, each with its advantages. Restylane serums can plump the lips and reduce deep creases and nasolabial folds.
Sculptra, made of poly-L-lactic acid, adds rapid volume to reduce deep smile lines and increase collagen formation.
How Much Is Filler Injection Price?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, dermal fillers are charged per syringe. The cost depends on the type of filler and its components. To attain the desired benefits, most individuals require more than one syringe.
Costs as an example:
- Radiesse and other calcium hydroxylapatite fillers: $717
- Restylane and the Juvéderm® range of hyaluronic acid fillers: $684
- Sculptra and other polylactic acid fillers cost $853.
- Bellafill® polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres: $1,058
During your initial meeting, question your doctor about the entire procedure cost.
Filler Injection Side Effects
Common Side Effects
According to the AAD, the following side effects, which typically occur at the injection site, can be immediate but usually resolve within 7 to 14 days:
Rare Side Effects
While less common, you should be aware of the following adverse effects:
- filler leakage through the injection site
- nodules around the injection site, which may require surgical removal
- Granulomas, a form of inflammatory reaction to the filler
- migration of the filling from one place to another
- blood vessel injury
- Blindness happens when the filler is injected into an artery, obstructing blood flow to the eyes.
- Again, tissue death is caused by a blockage in blood flow.
When Should I Consult With My Doctor Regarding Dermal Fillers?
If you have any of the following symptoms after receiving facial fillers:
- There is no bleeding or pain.
- Infection symptoms include fever, redness, and swelling at the injection site.
- Symptoms indicate an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, such as breathing trouble or shortness of breath (dyspnea).
Lux Beauty Skin Has A Message For You
filler injection fills in wrinkles and adds volume to drooping skin. Many people prefer these injections because the results are immediate and the recovery time is short. Side effects are possible, like with any elective cosmetic operation. Consult your healthcare professional about the dangers and benefits of treatment and the best type for you. If you have bleeding, pain, swelling, or signs of an allergic response after receiving these injections, contact your healthcare professional.
Are Dermal Fillers Only Used For the Face?
Fillers aren’t just for faces. Neck and hand dermal fillers are also available.
Neck issues include “sagging”, “crepe paper skin”, “horizontal bands”, and “wrinkles”. Age-related loss of fat and collagen causes these issues. Direct injections of fillers into neck wrinkles or regions might be diffuse. The neck is more challenging to treat; thus, facial fillers are sometimes coupled with other procedures for optimal efficacy.
Aging causes fat and collagen loss in the hands, highlighting veins, tendons, and bones. Treatment for the hands is becoming more popular because they replenish lost fat, hide veins and tendons, and reduce thinning skin.
What Happens When Dermal Fillers Wear Off?
Many of our patients worry about dermal filler fading. When injected by a professional, dermal filler is safe. Hyaluronic acid fillers, like those utilized at Vujevich Dermatology Associates, are quickly broken down by the body since they naturally occur. This means dermal fillers will gradually lose volume.
Another problem with facial fillers wearing off is stretched skin that won’t bounce back. Your skin may look better when dermal filler dissolves. Some dermal fillers boost collagen, making skin look younger with or without stuffing. Fillers do not expand skin, regardless of collagen production.
Are Dermal Fillers Worth It?
Although we can’t judge if dermal fillers suit you, most people are satisfied with their outcomes. Most dermal filler side effects are mild to moderate. Minor bruising that lasts 24 hours or more is the most prevalent side effect. Swelling, rashes, and infection are further side effects.
As with all cosmetic treatments, facial fillers can cause difficulties in some people. Inform your dermatologist of any of the following before discussing fillers:
- Skin inflammation
- A bleeding disorder
- You’re nursing or pregnant
- Your skin scars quickly.