When it comes to ageing, many people don’t like what it does to the look of their skin. Wrinkles on the face are an issue for many people, but there is something you can do about it. Wrinkle fillers are a great way to reverse certain signs of ageing by adding lost volume to the face.
Types of Wrinkle Fillers
Some types of wrinkle fillers include;
There are many types of hyaluronic fillers, including;
- Belotero Balance
- Juvederm Voluma XC
- Juvederm XC
- Juvederm Ultra XC
- Juvederm Volbella XC
- Prevelle Silk
- Restylane Silk
- Restylane Refyne
- Restylane Defyne
These types of fillers can help your body’s natural production of collagen. This will help reduce the number of lines and wrinkles. There is also evidence to suggest that over time, you will require less filler to get the same look.
These types of fillers are not permanent and more injections will be required to maintain the look.
Another type of wrinkle filler available are synthetic, these are lab made substances that have no natural elements to them. These types of fillers are more likely to cause bumps under the skin (these bumps can generally be seen and felt.
These types of fillers have a longer lasting effect but are likely to have more side effects and more risk of complications. When used incorrectly, synthetic wrinkle fillers can cause disfigurement.
Benefits of Wrinkle Fillers
Just some of the many benefits of wrinkle fillers include;
Quicker Than Surgery
Dermal filler treatment can take as little as an hour to be complete. That’s part of the reason that they’ve been named the “lunch time face lift.”
The recovery time for wrinkle fillers are also a lot shorter than surgery. With fillers you can pretty much return to normal activities the same day. Surgery, on the other hand, will take weeks before you can return to normal activity (such as going back to work) and possibly months to fully heal.
Less Risky Than Surgery
As well as being quicker, wrinkle fillers are also safer than surgery. Fillers are a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t require the patient to go under the knife. The treatment uses numbing cream and injections on targeted areas of the face (previously discussed and agreed upon between physician and patient).
Risk of facelift surgery include;
- Obvious scarring
- Bleeding, hematoma, bruising
- Neurological dysfunction (loss of muscle function or sensation)
- Loss of hair (around incision area)
- Unevenness of face afterwards
- Loss of skin caused by tissue death
Long Lasting but Not Permanent
Another benefit of wrinkle fillers is that they are long lasting, but not permanent. Permanent wrinkle fillers can be dangerous because if you don’t like the results or if something goes wrong, you may require surgery to fix it. Dermal fillers can last for 6-9 months before requiring a top up. As said above evidence suggests that the more treatment you get over time, the less you will require.
When done by an experienced cosmetic surgeon, dermal filler treatment can look extremely natural. You will be able to notice a difference and so will other people, but it won’t be obvious that you’ve had any work done.