DERMAL FILLERS FOR SMOOTHER SKIN AND A MORE YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE
Dermal fillers are soft, injectable tissue fillers that can be used to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These fillers are temporary, though long-lasting and are eventually absorbed by the body, making them safe to use for most people.
If you are considering dermal fillers for smoother skin or to give a more youthful, lifted appearance to your skin, contact your nearest nonsurgical medical clinic for more information.
WHAT DO DERMAL FILLERS CONSIST OF?
Most fillers consist of both natural and synthetic ingredients. The natural ones are made from hyaluronic acids and collagen which may come from animal sources as well as cadaver sources and the synthetics come from a combination of safe, harmless chemicals that are easily absorbed by the body with little to no adverse reactions. Sometimes there may be some redness or a tender feeling at the injection site, but this often subsides in a few hours. Taking aspirin will help reduce swelling and redness.
HOW DO DERMAL FILLERS WORK?
Here are just some of the benefits people have gotten from injectable wrinkle fillers:
• Smoother appearance of skin
• Decrease the appearance of scars or scar tissue ridges
• Fill out thin lips; fill in wrinkles around the lips
• Plump cheeks
• Used as contouring around the jaw and other areas where the skin may sag
• Smooth forehead wrinkles
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DERMAL FILLER AND BOTOX?
Botox is a kind of dermal filler. Botox comes from a toxin that causes botulism, but it is safe to use as a dermal filler. Botox is also used to help twitching eyelids, helps reduce migraine pain, and in some instances has been helpful as a treatment for those who suffer Tourette’s syndrome, especially if they experience vocal tics. Some forms of botox include Dysport and Xeomin.
Though consumers are often warned of the dangers of botulism toxin, as a dermal filler, botox works differently, by relaxing the underlying muscles and plumping out wrinkles. Though some allergic reactions may occur in some individuals who may have sensitivities, a majority of botox patients experience no problems and prefer botox to the more “permanent” solution of cosmetic surgery. When not consumed in food, the botulism toxin helps smooth wrinkles and temporarily tighten skin, thus giving a more lifted and youthful appearance.
ARE THESE PROCEDURES SAFE?
For smoother skin, botox injections are safe for most people. Those with sensitivities should, of course, discuss their concerns with their doctor, and make sure that the procedure is best for them. Because these fillers are slowly absorbed by the body and the skin, they are not a permanent solution, but many people have had great success with them, and prefer this method to more permanent plastic surgical procedures.