Dermal fillers are a popular way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face. While they can provide a temporary solution to facial aging, there are some risks associated with their use. The most serious risk is accidental injection into a blood vessel, which can cause skin necrosis, stroke, or blindness. Other risks include allergic reactions, infections, and death of skin cells due to improper injection technique.
Long-acting dermal fillers have higher rates of complications than short-term fillers. In general, dermal fillers are safe when used correctly. However, repeated and prolonged use of deep tissue facial fillers can cause permanent damage or damage to the lymphatic system of the face. It is important to note that the decision to use fillers should be part of a short-term treatment plan and that long-term use is not recommended.
The cost of dermal filler treatments varies depending on the provider, area being treated, and type of filler selected. In addition to skin tightening, excessive use of fillers can lead to longer-term damage, including lip wrinkles and altered attachment of facial fat pads and some degree of skin irregularity and aging. There have been reports of frostbite of the face, numbness, blindness, and even death due to unregulated fillers purchased online. To avoid these risks, it is important to only use FDA-approved fillers injected by a licensed healthcare professional.
One type of filler that has become increasingly popular is hyaluronic acid filler. This filler is different from other fillers because its results are gradual; volumizing occurs over several months as it stimulates the body to produce collagen. Overall, dermal fillers can be a great way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face. However, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with their use and only use FDA-approved fillers injected by a licensed healthcare professional.