As we grow older and older, our faces naturally lose fat…which is good, right? Not quite. Once fat under the skin of your face start to disappear, the facial muscles, which have lines, are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. In addition to natural aging, other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle. What do you do to resolve this? Gain weight? Eat more fat? Avoid sun exposure? Why not skip all that and just have dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers may be used to correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles, acne scars, crow’s feet, and dark or puffy under-eyes. Dermal fillers can also plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
How is it done? It’s simple. First, areas on your face are marked as the appropriate injection sites by your plastic surgeon. Next, an anesthetic is applied before the the injection of the filler itself is done. Injection of the actual dermal filler follows, which usually takes only a few moments per site. The whole process is repeated as additional fillers are introduced as needed. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, the whole process may be as short as 10 to 15 minutes or it can also run as long as an hour.
You may then be given an ice pack for cold compression to reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort. The injection site may feel a bit painful for a day or two but it is usually not that severe to require any pain medications. You are then advised to follow up once any problem occurs.
There are a lot of dermal fillers available today, each with different basic ingredients, mechanism, pros and cons, as well as preferred areas of injection. Remember though that all dermal fillers have an adverse effect, including the risk of allergic reaction and the formation of tiny bumps. Sometimes, a bluish skin discoloration known as the Tyndall effect may also occur, but it is very rare. Your plastic surgeon will explain all the details to you.
So, are you now interested in getting dermal fillers? If you are indeed interested in getting it done, you should definitely consult your plastic surgeon. But before that, you need to find a qualified, experienced, and well-known surgeon in your area. You’re in luck then, because you won’t have to look far anymore. You’re at America Top 10, must I remind you?