Permanent dermal fillers
Not happy with the way you look? Or are the ravages of time not kind enough to give you a graceful aging of your looks. Then take heart.
Cosmetic science has made significant progress in aesthetic procedures that can reverse the signs of aging or even alter to some extent what nature has given you.
As the skin ages, it loses collagen and fatty tissues under the skin to make them thinner, drier and eventually sag or get wrinkled. Rather than undergo cosmetic surgery that's expensive, medically risky and painful, people wanting to look young faster and more economical with little to none of the health risks can get dermal fillers injected under their skin.
The chemical substances used as injectable dermal fillers can be either temporary or permanent dermal fillers that plump up wrinkles and skin furrows to restore its youthful looks. Temporary fillers last anywhere from 3 months to 12 months. There are various chemical compounds like hyaluronic-based acids, human and animal-based collagen, bacteria based Botox as well as synthesized compounds like the popular Restylane and Perlane. More than 80% of surveyed patients using these temporary fillers report no complication from using hyaluronic and collagen fillers.
Permanent dermal fillers, as the designation indicates, are injected to last for several years or the remainder of your lifetime. They include such brands as Artecoll and Artefill, Bio-Alcamid and Alquamid as well as silicone and hydrogel-based products. There are risks of complications associated to either but permanent dermal fillers see more complications at around 38.5% among patients and doctors surveyed. But with the right cosmetic management and procedures undertaken by competent cosmetologists, even a high risk silicone gel based permanent dermal fillers can be effective in giving you the most lasting alternation to your look.
Pros and Cons of Permanent Dermal Fillers
So what's the advantage of a getting a permanent dermal filler? It's permanent. If you are relatively young, this may be a good option when altering certain parts of your face that you want to last years. And what's the disadvantage? It's permanent. You read it right; its permanence can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. If something goes wrong with the injection which you won't notice until after a few weeks or even years, you will need to undergo reconstructive plastic surgery to correct it.
The serious risks when getting permanent dermal fillers include complications like allergies developing, the gel filler moving to a part of your face you don't want, or infecting that part of your face that disfigures instead of enhance. And if you are using it to reverse an aged look, the injected part may look weird or out of place as you continue to get old with the rest of your face getting more wrinkles while the part with a permanent dermal filler looks smooth.
The key is to look for a qualified and seasoned (read: experienced) physician or cosmetologist. Knowing the right amount and type of filler and where to inject it can be critical to have a permanent dermal filler give you the desired look for the rest of your life with none of the complications attending the process. Alternatively, you can first test out your desired look with any of those popular temporary fillers before attempting to have permanent dermal fillers.
Once you are happy with the results and nearing the time when their temporary efficacies are wearing out, then you can explore your options for a permanent dermal filler, either from the same cosmetologist who did the right temporary filling for you or a more qualified one.
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