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3 Interesting Facts About Dermal Fillers You Need to Know

Dermal fillers are some of the most popular medical cosmetic treatments available. But still, there is a lot of misinformation and unknown facts about the procedure that creates confusion among potential dermal filler candidates. This post helps clarify the facts you need to know about dermal fillers.

Fact 1: Dermal Fillers Mostly Use Naturally-Occurring Ingredients

Most dermal filler procedures, such as Versa, Juvederm, and Restylane, have hyaluronic acid as their principal component. Hyaluronic acid, which attracts and stores moisture, is produced by the body. Advances in cosmetic science have taken advantage of hyaluronic acid’s capacity to draw and hold water and employed it to fill particular strategic regions of the face and body.

Dermal fillers will improve the hydration in the area beneath the skin where they are injected. The site will look younger, more moisturized, radiant, smoother, and more youthful.

The Effects of Hyaluronic Acid

Increases Collagen and Elastin Production

Aside from filling gaunt skin, hyaluronic acid enhances the production of collagen and elastin at the treatment site, which is a beautiful effect. Collagen and elastin are the two essential proteins in the skin. They are in charge of keeping the skin firm, supple, and youthful-looking.

Produces Natural-Looking Results

Hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally, makes the results of dermal fillers appear natural. As was already discussed, hyaluronic acid attracts and holds water in the area it is injected.

The treatment site, therefore, fills with water since it is attracted by hyaluronic acid. Additionally, the more collagen and elastin produced, the more naturally youthful-looking your skin will appear.

When properly injected, Dermal fillers help you look your best without giving the impression that you’ve had work done on your face.

Instant Yet Long-Lasting Results

Let’s face it: Everyone wants results quickly, especially when it comes to procedures that improve our appearance. Dermal filler injections improve appearance immediately. However, the total effect of dermal fillers on your appearance won’t be fully apparent for two weeks.

Unlike surgical options, dermal fillers do not promise lasting results. Despite being quick and convenient, they have astonishing effects that persist for a long time. Some dermal fillers’ effects can last for six months to more than a year.

With the proper upkeep and care, you might not need another dermal filler injection procedure for a few years.

Fact 2: Dermal Fillers are Extremely Safe and Reliable

Dermal fillers are a low-risk procedure when performed properly by a highly trained medical provider. Immediately following the procedure, you might see some mild bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site. These adverse effects typically don’t last long and are minimal.

It’s rare for dermal filler procedures to cause severe side effects. However, it is very important that your injector has the required medical training to perform this procedure. Ask your provider about all the possible risks and side effects associated with the treatment.

One of the potential issues when working with a novice injector is facial asymmetries. Choosing the best provider and clinic may put this worry to rest.

Active Steps to Prevent Dermal Filler Mishaps

Even though dermal fillers are incredibly safe, you can take active steps to ensure that you won’t get unwanted effects from the treatment.

Avoid Blood-Thinning Supplements and Supplements

Avoid using any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs before obtaining therapy. Blood thinners, in general, can alter how the body reacts to various treatments, including dermal fillers. They can also delay healing time and result in excessive swelling, bruising, or marks where injections were made.

Supplements that thin the blood include high doses of vitamin C, vitamin E, gingko Biloba, ginseng, and fish oil. Therefore, make sure to skip taking them in the days leading up to your treatment.

Avoid Consuming Alcohol Before the Treatment

Avoid drinking alcohol at least the day before, the day of, and the day after your treatment. Although some individuals find wine calming, it also acts as a temporary blood thinner, slows down your response time, and has similar effects to NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) on your body.

Don’t Get More Work Done on the Treated Area

Avoid physical contact with your face for at least two weeks following your filler operation. The filler needs some time to “set” after being injected—the filler sets for most patients in about two weeks.

During that time, it’s vital to refrain from physically altering the injected areas. You should avoid utilizing derma rollers, microdermabrasion, facial massages, and even semi-permanent makeup for two weeks after any facial dermal filler operations.

Work with the Best in the Business

The most significant risk associated with dermal fillers is an accidental injection into a blood vessel. If a filler enters a blood vessel, it could cause a stroke, blindness, or skin necrosis (tissue death). Even though there is very little chance that this could happen, if it does, the issues that result could be severe and even long-lasting.

To avoid accidental injection of dermal fillers into blood vessels, select a certified healthcare expert with extensive training and experience in injecting dermal fillers. It is also recommended to use fillers with FDA approval in appropriately labeled, sealed vials or pre-filled syringes.

Professionals who inject dermal fillers know the right way to do it and can help you get the maximum benefit from the process. They should inquire about your health and medical history to decide if you are a good candidate.

Fact 3: Dermal Fillers are Extremely Easy and Accessible

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that in 2016 there were 2.6 million filler procedures performed in the US, up from 1.8 million in 2010. The use of dermal fillers is common.

It’s simple to fit a scheduled appointment into your busy day. This process can be finished within an hour.

Depending on your treatment requirements, administering dermal filler injections might take anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes. To increase volume or smooth out wrinkles and folds, a little needle is put under the skin in the desired location. Before administering the injection, the area to be treated may be covered with a topical anesthetic.

Birem MD makes dermal filler treatments safe, convenient, and satisfactory. Contact us by phone at 703-712-7870 or email info@biremmd.com to schedule an appointment or a consultation.