Injectable cosmetic products have become more mainstream over the last few years. The most common are injectable muscle relaxants and fillers. Muscle relaxants such as anti-wrinkle injections are used commonly to smooth out glabellar, forehead and crows feet lines in the upper face.
Fillers are used generally to smooth lines, wrinkles and deeper folds in the lower face. It is important that a qualified professional is involved in the process. It is also important to use well recognized brands as the products they provide have processing standards.
A Cosmetic Filler – What are Fillers
Cosmetic fillers are called by several names including dermal fillers, injectable fillers and soft tissue fillers. They usually contain natural carbohydrates, but different brands may have alternative materials and ingredients. However, most of the cosmetic fillers are considered to be temporary because the safe ingredients tend to be eventually absorbed by the body.
There are many different types of filler available on the market. The filler is a gel-like substance made up of differing concentrations of the gel-like water holding molecule that is the space filler and cushioning agent in all mammals. The cosmetic filler is a large molecule found in the dermis which attracts water. The more gel in the product, the longer the product lasts in the skin.
How Does it Work?
Cosmetic fillers are naturally occurring substances that adds volume and hydration to the skin. They contains no animal proteins, chemicals or allergens. Dermal fillers are absorbed slowly by the skin and is then broken down by the liver to become carbon dioxide and water. For anyone who has suffered a loss of fullness due to aging, has scarring or deep lines, or any area of the face that needs to be restored to a plumper and more youthful look, cosmetic fillers are the reliable solution. They are safe, effective and easy, lasting for between 6 to 18 months on average.
Uses for Fillers
- Fill in pockmarks and acne scars
- Contour or reshape facial features
- Add volume to lips and cheeks
- Reshape the nose
- Reducing nasolabial folds
- Filling under the eyes
- Rejuvenating the hands
- Restore volume where tissues have degenerated with age, or where fat loss has caused cheeks to hollow out
Arranging a Treatment
A initial appointment with a dermatologist is required to assess your face and let you know which of the different remedies apply to your situation.
Together with your doctor you will determine the type of filler you want to use, what you can expect and if there should be any other adjunct treatments performed at the time of the cosmetic filler treatment. For instance, some people will have muscle relaxant treatments done during their cosmetic filler appointment.
If you have questions about the benefits of cosmetic fillers, contact your local doctor who will arrange for you to see a dermatologist.