There are many ways to enhance your features without the use of expensive surgeries. Most people have heard of injectable procedures, such as the ever popular Botox, but are less familiar with the growing use of injectable wrinkle fillers. These safe and low cost procedures have become an excellent first step for many individuals.
Benefits of Injectable Wrinkle Fillers
Wrinkle fillers are injected into the skin at the sites of facial folds and wrinkles. These products can even be used to plump and lift cheeks, add volume to thin lips and rejuvenate aging hands. The treatment is swift and easy, expenses remain low, but still produce beautiful results. In addition, if a customer wants to pursue Botox or surgical options in the future, a history of fillers will usually not alter the effectiveness or safety of the desired surgery. This makes wrinkle fillers a wonderful first step for new or younger customers.
Here are a few effective uses of wrinkle fillers:
- Improving the shape, structure and volume of lips
- Reducing wrinkling around the mouth and eyes
- Plump sagging cheeks
- Filling out loose skin on the hands
- Filling out loose skin around the shoulders and neck
- Use in facial reconstruction patients
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
While there are many options on the market for injectable fillers, some are more effective and more safe than others. Hyaluronic acid fillers top the charts in popularity and safety. Doctors prefer using these for their low health risks and efficacy. The most popular brands is Juvederm. More than 1.3 million hyaluronic acid injections are performed annually.
Minimal Health Risks
Because hyaluronic acid fillers are made from substances similar to those found in the body, they are more readily accepted without complications. Allergic reactions are rare, and there are significantly fewer reports of extensive bruising, swelling or redness than compared to other dermal fillers. The sometimes reported small bumps or nodules that may appear under the skin following a filler treatment are rarely associated with hyaluronic acid, and are more commonly a side effect of synthetic or collagen fillers. If they do occur, they are typically quite minor and do not require further treatment, but rather improve over time.
A local anesthetic is included in the injection, and this significantly improves any minor discomfort experienced during injections. Doctors can also use numbing creams to reduce pain during the procedure.
Increased Efficacy Over Time
Like most beautifying injections, the effects will not be permanent. These are, however, comparatively long lasting. Generally, customers will need to come in every 6-12 months for another set of injections.
However, there has been exciting research that has indicated repeated injections of hyaluronic acid may help to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen. This would help your body reduce the amount of lines and wrinkles naturally. Some patients and doctors have reported needing less filler to achieve the same look over time, which supports the study’s findings as well.
As always, discuss your options with your doctor to decide what option will provide the best results for your body and your situation. Your doctor will be committed to achieving the look you desire in the most healthy and safest way possible, whether by Botox, wrinkle filler, or surgery.