• 19 October 2020
  • Dr Masood Ansari

If you’re on the hunt for a rejuvenating treatment that will help you turn back the clock, then you’ve probably come across a type of treatment called “dermal fillers”. Fillers are non-surgical and non-invasive treatments that are designed to restore lost facial volume and are generally considered good options for the majority of patients who are looking for anti-aging treatments at My Cosmetic Clinic in  Crows Nest or Sydney CBD.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

One of the most common questions we have about fillers is whether or not the treatment is safe. In the broadest terms, yes, filler treatments are generally considered safe and effective for the reversal of the visible signs of aging, such as skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Fillers are considered one of the safest cosmetic treatments because they do not impose the same risks as surgical treatments, which generally need to be approved by multiple physicians for the patient’s benefit.

What Risks Should You Be Aware Of?

Fillers are considered safe, but are they safe for everyone? Are there any risks you should be aware of? Yes, there are absolutely some risks and side effects you should know about before you seek filler treatments.

For example, while your risk of an allergic reaction to the filler is low, it’s standard practice to perform an allergy test before your treatment begins. Patients should also be aware that there may be some slight swelling, redness, or bruising at the treatment site, which will fade within hours or days of your treatment. However, these risks are manageable and easy to avoid when a skilled aesthetic professional is performing your treatment.

Can You Undo the Results of Fillers?

If you aren’t fully satisfied with the results of your filler treatment, it is possible to undo these results or partially remove fillers to achieve your ideal appearance. This is another reason why filler treatments are considered safer than other treatments, which often leave you with no other recourse but than to allow the effects of the treatment to fade over time.

Which Dermal Fillers Are the Safest?

While there are many types of filler treatments available, the most common ingredient found in filler formulas is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar molecule that can be found in the sub-dermal layers of the skin. The fact that hyaluronic acid is a natural ingredient compatible with the human body means that fillers with hyaluronic acid are generally safer than other types.

Why Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Are Best

Aside from the safety factor of hyaluronic acid fillers, patients should also be aware that these fillers are considered the best options due to the skin-supporting effects of hyaluronic acid. This acid compound is associated with retaining moisture in the skin as hyaluronic acid is capable of holding 1000 times its own weight in moisture.

Additionally, hyaluronic acid has a unique relationship with collagen. Studies have found evidence that the relative collagen levels in your skin will increase in the presence of hyaluronic acid, which is one of the reasons why hyaluronic acid is the preferred filler ingredient. Hyaluronic acid also takes a longer amount of time to break down in the body, meaning patients can enjoy longer-lasting results.

Can You Enhance the Results of Fillers?

Yes, it’s absolutely possible to enhance the results of fillers. When combined with the right practice and complimentary cosmetic treatments, the results of filler treatments are second-to-none. Some of the ways you can enhance fillers include:

Skincare Products

Using the right skincare products ensures that your skin is receiving the nutrition and support it needs to be healthy. Ideally, your skincare products should be curated with your exact skin needs and goals in mind. This means using products for anti-aging if you have anti-aging goals, or using products designed to reduce acne for acne-prone skin.

Skincare Routine

A good skincare routine is composed of both consistency and a basic structure that places skin health first. It’s important to use your products every day to get the most out of them. The basic three rules of a good skincare routine are cleansing in the morning and night, moisturizing in the day and before bed, and wearing sunscreen when exposed to sunlight.

Additional Treatments

You may also consider additional treatments to enhance the results of your fillers. For example, anti-wrinkle injections will relax the muscles in your face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly on the forehead, between the brows, and around the nose and mouth if necessary.

You can also enhance your filler results by using treatments that address superficial skin concerns, such as dryness, uneven skin tone and texture, redness, melasma, dark spots, sun damage, acne, acne scarring, enlarged pores, and much more. Good options for the treatment of these concerns includes both skin needling and chemical peels.

Are Filler Treatments Right for You?

The best candidates for this treatment are those who are medically qualified and those who do not have any allergies to the filler ingredients. You are probably a good candidate for filler treatments if you want to:

  • Restore facial volume
  • Contour the cheeks, jawline, and lips
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Diminish acne scarring
  • And so much more

 

Refresh Your Appearance With Dermal Fillers!

If you’re searching for a cosmetic treatment that may be able to help you turn back the clock (or slow the clock down), then filler treatments are likely a good option to achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact My Cosmetic Clinic in  Crows Nest or Sydney CBD. to schedule your first appointment today!

Dr Masood Ansari
About The Author

Dr Masood Ansari

Dr Ansari has undergone nine years of extensive surgical training around the globe. He received his initial surgical training under the auspices of the National Health Services (NHS) in the United Kingdom and obtained Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2006. Due to his particularly keen interest in surgical research, Dr Ansari has been involved in multiple academic research projects and was awarded a Masters (MSc) in Advanced Surgical Practice from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

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