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Are Dermal Fillers Temporary or Permanent?

Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery

He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

More and more people decide to get a facial filler each year, since it is an easy and effective way to get rid of wrinkles, add volume and highlight certain facial features, make thin lips more plump, and so on.

But there’s a catch. Due to the nature of dermal fillers, they diminish with time as they are absorbed by the body, and there are is a number of potential side effects which you should probably know before you decide to get facial fillers yourself.

Are Dermal Fillers Temporary or Permanent?

Are Dermal Fillers Temporary or Not Permanent?

Dermal fillers are considered to be temporary, as they are eventually absorbed by the body and will require repeated treatments to maintain the desired effect. The longevity of dermal fillers can vary depending on the type of filler used, the area being treated, and the individual. Some dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, or Belotero, may last for 6 to 12 months, while others, such as Sculptra, may last for 2 years or more. It’s important to note that the duration of effect of dermal filler can vary from person to person, and some people may require touch-up treatments sooner or later than others. Consult with a qualified injector to determine the best dermal filler option and the duration of effect for your individual needs.

But what if I want something more permanent?

Well, you can get always get a synthetic filler instead, which last a lot longer. The reason for that is that they simply do not get absorbed by our body. These can last as long as five years, and potentially even more in some cases, but are slightly more risky and definitely more expensive.

Are Anti Wrinkle Injections and dermal fillers the same?

While Anti Wrinkle Injections and dermal fillers might sound similar, as Anti Wrinkle Injections is also delivered through injection, they are actually quite different. Anti Wrinkle Injections is a substance which goal is to stop the movement of our facial muscles, slowing and potentially stopping wrinkles from developing. Anti Wrinkle Injections are also sometimes used in helping with some medical conditions, such as excessive sweating. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are used to simply plump and smooth out hollows and creases on our faces, without interfering with the facial muscles.

What could go bad with dermal fillers?

First of all, don’t panic! Dermal fillers are among some of the minimal-riskst cosmetic treatments available. The most common issue is their longevity, so keep in mind you will probably have to keep getting follow-up injections every year in order to maintain the effects. However, there are also more dangerous side effects which cannot be predicted, as every person reacts to the treatment in their own way. The most common side effects are immediate and include swelling and pain, but these should vanish after a few weeks or a month at most, so you shouldn’t worry about those. Rarer side effects include migration and lumping of the filler underneath the skin, which can be both hurt and look quite bad, but it almost never happens. There are also risks of infection, which can be easily minimised if the treatment is done properly and in a minimal-risk environment.

How to make sure nothing bad happens?

While some of the potential risks sure do sound scary, they can be easily avoided if you follow these few steps. First of all, make sure you test for allergies before the treatment, especially when using a natural filler. Ask your doctor to test for the specific ingredients of the filler you are going to use. Next, make sure you go to a renowned clinic for the treatment. Do not let a low price fool you into going to some shady clinic, and always go for quality! You should also make sure that the place you are getting the treatment in is minimal-risk and sterile – never try to do it at home. Finally, make sure to apply sunscreen to your face daily after the treatment to protect your skin from the sun.

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About Dr Vi

Dr Vi Sharma is a renowned and highly trained cosmetic surgeon in Sydney, practising cosmetic surgery since 2012. He has a worldwide loyal patient base. He has a bachelor of medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University. Dr Vi Sharma is a former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Along with treating patients, he also provides training for doctors and nurses regarding aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.

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