Dermal fillers can be used to improve the shape and volume of the skin, particularly for individuals who have lost a great deal of weight or have large pores on their skin. The dermal fillers can also be used as a way to correct birth defects, or just to give the appearance of a younger, more plump face. Dermal fillers come in various forms such as gels, powders, strips, pills, and creams. Dermal filler use has also become popular as an anti-aging treatment. These dermal fillers can be used to provide more even skin tone by filling in hollows in the skin, as well as to enhance facial lines, bring back youthful, rosy cheeks, plump lips, or increase the size of breasts.
Injected dermal fillers (or even the gels) are very effective at temporarily improving facial appearance, but once it wears off, the skin must be filled again. Most of these dermal fillers, however, are only temporary as they are effectively absorbed into the body. A good rule of thumb is that if you need a temporary boost of beauty, consider using a skin care product that contains collagen, elastin, or hyaluronic acid. These types of ingredients are proven to naturally increase the amount of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin, which can help to make the skin appear much tighter, firmer, and youthful.
Although dermal fillers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it is always a good idea to speak to your medical professional before considering this type of cosmetic procedure. Although they do have relatively few risks, there can be some serious side effects that may occur after dermal fillers. For example, if too much filler material is injected into an area, a patient may suffer from bruising, swelling, pain, or permanent scarring. Additionally, some patients experience allergic reactions or irritation when injected with these products. Also, although these products are relatively safe, they are not 100% risk free and should be used under a doctor’s supervision.