Aging signs do occur and nobody can prevent their appearance but fortunately there are various cosmetic treatments available for their eradication. These procedures include both surgical and non-surgical options but dermal fillers are the most popular and demanded cosmetic procedure because they are non-invasive, painless, super effective and give immediate results. They can give you youthful and smooth appearance for a fraction of traditional facelift cost.
Fillers can smooth out the wrinkles and lines in nearly 30 minutes and the results last for 4 months to a year. Unlike botox injections, dermal fillers are not muscle relaxer rather they fill in the creases or depressions in the treatment area and ultimately, the lines and creases disappear. They can also be used as volumizers for pluming up the lips, cheeks, jawline to improve the contours of face.
No doubt dermal fillers are highly beneficial but it is important to select the best suitable type for your condition as they are available in various types. Though, your physician or dermatologist selects the best suitable option for you, you should also know about the types of wrinkle fillers before going for the treatment. Here we will discuss about the types of wrinkle fillers in detail.
Hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers:
The most popular type of fillers is hyaluronic acid and each type works in slightly different way and the results also vary. Very rare side effects are associated with this type of fillers including swelling, redness and bruising at the injection site. The results of the treatment can vary from several months to a year or two. Some research shows that repeated treatments stimulate the production of body’s own collagen. The wrinkle fillers falling in this category include.
Synthetic wrinkle fillers:
These types of fillers are synthesized with lab made substances without use of any substances that are naturally found in the skin. The results of these fillers are long lasting. Long lasting fillers cause more side effects and synthetic fillers may also cause disfigurement.
The wrinkle fillers falling in this category include.
Collagen wrinkle fillers:
The first type of wrinkle fillers was made from a purified form of collagen extracted from cows. Collagen is the substance that is naturally found in the skin and the purpose of this substance is to give volume to the skin and keep it hydrated, youthful and smooth. Though collagen fillers really work well, there results didn’t last long. Most collagen fillers began to break down few months after the treatment. As these fillers were made of animal source, rate of allergic reactions was higher but now processing of collagen has lowered risks. The results of these injectables are natural looking but not long lasting. Collagen fillers also cause side effects like redness and bruising. The fillers that fall in category include.
Autologous wrinkle fillers:
Using fat for wrinkle removal is the most commonly used category. Your own body fat is removed from your stomach, thighs or buttocks and is injected into the treatment area. Two procedures are done – one to remove the fat and the second to inject it. Both the procedures are done in the same visit. The results of these injectables last for 12 to 18 months. The side effects of this treatment are same like other fillers including redness, bruising and swelling.
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