Wrinkle fillers can give you a more youthful look similar to facelift procedures, but at a cheaper cost. Most will fill hollows, lines, and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with outcomes lasting from four months to even more than a year. But one common question to those interested to undergo the procedure is — do facial injectables hurt after the procedure?
Be informed that wrinkle fillers are not suitable for everyone. That’s why you should only have fillers injected by a licensed and well-trained plastic surgeon.
Here are some available wrinkle fillers today.
The most popular type is hyaluronic acid which works in a slightly different way with varying results.
Side effects may be rare but it can include redness, bruising and swelling at the injection site. The filler may also appear beneath the skin as tiny bumps. This improves over time though.
The duration of the result ranges from several months to two years. Repeated injections may help stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. That will help lower the number of lines and wrinkles. Some evidences also revealed that less filler is needed with continuous use.
Synthetic Wrinkle Fillers
All fillers in this group have similar side effects, like redness, swelling, or bruising at the site of the injection. However, other side effects have been noted like nodules or bumps beneath the skin which may require surgery for removal.
A main benefit of this filler is the longer duration of the results. But remember, products with longer-lasting effects are more prone to side effects as well. When not applied properly, it may cause disfigurement.
Collagen Wrinkle Fillers
Experts have made the first wrinkle fillers from a purified form of collagen extracted mostly from cows. Although it worked well and offered a natural-looking fill, the duration of the results was short. Most collagen injections began to break down as early as one month post treatment. Since the wrinkle fillers originated from an animal source, the chances of having an allergic reaction were also high. Hence, allergy testing beforehand was required.
New ways of processing the collagen have helped lower the risks and new forms of synthetic collagens are making these injections safer and more suitable to individuals. The results may not last as long as other wrinkle fillers, but many believe the results are more natural looking.
Side effects include some risk to allergic reaction as well as bruising and redness at the injection site.
Minimizing Risks and Getting the Best Results for All Wrinkle Fillers
Wrinkle fillers are among the safest cosmetic procedures today. But there are things you can do to help ensure your treatment is safe.
All wrinkle fillers are highly recommended to be done in a medical setting with 100% sterile instruments. Treatments done in homes, resorts, spas, hotels are not being done in medical environments, regardless of who is doing them.
Use sunscreen everyday to help the preservation of the filler. It would also help protect against post-inflammatory pigment changes due to the needle sticks from injections.