Temporary vs. Permanent Fillers: What are the Risks?


More people are discovering the amazing benefits of dermal fillers every single year. Whether you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, enhance certain facial features or simply add more volume, dermal fillers are a safe and effective option.

There is one catch though – dermal fillers are eventually absorbed by the body. This means that you will need to receive repeat treatments if you want to maintain your results.

Understanding the Different Types of Fillers

Different fillers contain different substances but the most popular ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the body.

There are also synthetic filler options that contain lab-made materials. While the results of synthetic fillers tend to last longer, your chances of having an allergic reaction are much higher.

Dermal Filler Longevity

This will depend on the type of filler you choose because the ingredients are what affect the longevity of your results.

Natural dermal fillers from Jade Cosmetic Clinic can last up to two years but a top-up treatment may be required 6 months after your first treatment.

If you want something slightly more permanent, synthetic fillers might be a better option because they won’t be absorbed by the body as easily as natural fillers. Synthetic fillers can last as long as five years but they are more risky and expensive.

What about Botox?

Botox and fillers might sound similar but they do have a few differences too. The main aim of Botox is to relax the muscles that lead to those deep and permanent expression lines. Dermal fillers are used to smooth out hollows, plump up the skin and lips and iron out creases on the face. Basically, dermal fillers don’t affect the facial muscles.

Dermal Fillers: The Risks

Let’s start by saying that dermal fillers are still one of the safest cosmetic treatments available today. The only side effects that you would experience with natural fillers are some slight redness, bruising and swelling that will very quickly subside. The only real downside to fillers is that the results don’t last forever.

Migration and are two other side effects that can occur but they are extremely rare.

If your fillers are administered by a qualified and experienced doctor, your side effects can be greatly reduced.

How Can I Reduce the Risks Associated with Fillers?

The first thing that you can do to reduce side effect risks is to select the right doctor. Take your time to thoroughly research potential clinics and doctors before you go ahead with treatment. Never choose price over quality – your health and safety depend on it.

Next, it’s always best if you get tested for allergies, especially if you will be going ahead with synthetic fillers.

There will be certain medications and supplements that you will need to stop using prior to your treatment as they can thin the blood and increase your chances of bruising.

Following your treatment, be sure to carefully follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions, which include using a broad spectrum SPF.

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