Filler treatment, also known as dermal filler injection, is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that can help to smooth away wrinkles, plump up the skin, and restore lost facial volume. It is an increasingly popular alternative to more invasive procedures such as facelifts, and can provide patients with long-lasting results.
The most common type of filler used today is made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for helping to keep the skin hydrated and plump. As we age, our bodies produce less and less hyaluronic acid, leading to drier, thinner skin.
Filler treatment can help to replenish the body’s supply of hyaluronic acid, resulting in a more youthful appearance. It can also help to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
Filler treatment is a relatively quick and easy procedure that can be performed in a doctor’s office. There is no downtime required, and most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
With any medical procedure, there are always risks and potential side effects associated with it. The same can be said for filler treatment, which is why it's always important to consult with a qualified physician before undergoing any sort of cosmetic procedure.
Some of the potential risks and side effects associated with filler treatment include:
- Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to the ingredients in the filler, which can cause redness, swelling, and itching at the injection site.
- Infection: There is always a risk of infection with any injection, which is why it's important to make sure the injection site is clean and sterile before the procedure.
- Bleeding: There may be some bleeding at the injection site, which can usually be controlled with pressure.
- Bruising: Bruising is also a common side effect of filler injection, which usually goes away within a week or two.
- Swelling: There may be some swelling at the injection site, which usually goes down within a few days.
- Numbness: Some people may experience temporary numbness at the injection site, which usually goes away within a few hours.
- Pain: There may be some discomfort during the injection, but this can usually be controlled with local anesthesia.