Dermal fillers are minimally invasive injectable fillers that are used to restore youthfulness in the skin. It contains gel-like substances that are injected under the skin on target areas. There is a variety of FDA-approved dermal fillers which are categorized by the substance that it contains or is made of. Some are made with Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA), Poly-L-lactic Acid, Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), or Autologous fat injections. Dermal fillers are known to restore substances or proteins that the skin or the body produces naturally, which gradually loses while aging. It is best to know what each substance does before going for the dermal fillers or collagen fillers.
Although Dermal Fillers or Collagen Fillers are proven safe and effective by the FDA, just like any other treatment or procedure, there are inevitably pros and cons. Let’s take a deeper look and start with the cons:
- Varying Results
Depending on many factors, the results of dermal fillers vary. It can either be affected by the substance used, the physiology of the patient, the desired result, the number of fillers used, and the experience and capacity of the dermatologist or expert conducting the treatment. Among all of these, the factor that matters the most is the conducting dermatologist or expert since he or she must be capable and knowledgeable whether the patient needs which substance, how many fillers are needed for the desired result, and most basic…how the procedure is done.
What’s good with varying results is that if you want to just try out dermal fillers of different substances, and you’re not satisfied with the results, you can either try out different substance that works best for you, or you can stop having it if you’re completely unsatisfied. There are many varieties you can choose from so be sure to do your research to match your needs.
- Temporary Results
Results of dermal fillers or collagen fillers are guaranteed effective. However, it is not a permanent solution. Most of the time, it lasts depending on the substance used. For example, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) lasts between 6 to 12 months or longer and, Poly-L-lactic Acid lasts 2 years and sometimes even more.
As aforementioned earlier, you can try out dermal fillers for a while and change the substance if you’re unsatisfied. Others even try it out first, then add more fillers on the next ones. Or, if you find dermal fillers or collagen fillers as a treatment that is not suitable for your skin, you can stop taking it until the effect gradually diminishes.
Dermal fillers usually range between $600 and $2000. It is not that extremely expensive. However, since it does not last for a very long time, the maintenance of the desired result from time to time can be costly.
Although it may cost a lot to some, many patients who have had the treatment find dermal fillers or collagen fillers effective. To make it short, dermal fillers are cost-effective. This is the reason why most patients choose dermal fillers and go for the treatment once the effects are gone. To this date, the total number of people in the U.S. that underwent dermal fillers is still rising. According to a study conducted by ASPS in 2019, there are already 2 million Americans who underwent the procedure, and most of them are repeat customers of dermal fillers. This may speak to itself why dermal filler treatment is considered worth it by most.
Side effects from dermal fillers are inevitable. Just like any other treatments or procedures, procedures are still procedures. They have risks affiliated with them which scare most candidates considering the treatment. Some of the mild risks are bruising, redness, swelling, pain, and itching. While severe and rare side effects are but are not limited to infections, lumps and bumps, and discoloration or change in pigmentation.
Well, just like any treatments, risks are always affiliated with surgical and even nonsurgical ones. But unlike other treatments, it is way less risky than dermal fillers. Besides, you can choose natural fillers if you’re afraid of synthetics that might be toxic to the skin. Compared to botulinum toxins, wherein neurotoxins are used to paralyze or destroy skin tissues, we can agree that dermal fillers are a better substitute.
Let’s see more benefits we can get from dermal fillers:
- It can be done during your lunch break
Okay. You might say this is a cliche line for non-surgical treatments. But with this one, it is real and proven. It only takes around 10 minutes for the procedure to finish, depending on the target area. You might even take more time to fill out the forms compared to the procedure itself. Online forms, please? I’m busy. 🙂
- Less to no downtime
According to most testimonies, it only takes a week at most to completely heal. Although, the patient might experience minimal side effects. Most patients even go back to their daily activities a day after the procedure.
- Immediate visible results
Based on testimonies by most patients, right after the procedure, they notice that wrinkles begin to shrink, and their skin or lips become more plumper than ever.
- It’s good for your lips.
You might think that you could’ve misread the benefit as aforementioned, but dermal fillers are commonly used too to volumize lips. What more could you ask for?
What more could you ask for?
Although dermal fillers or collagen fillers have risks associated with them, it is unarguable that this treatment/procedure is guaranteed safe and cost-effective in comparison to other treatments. It’s a complete package for someone who wants a non-surgical substitute for scary surgical and invasive procedures.
Imagine having your dermal treatment in the comfort of your home. No need to be paranoid about the side effects aggregating in the middle of the streets. Plus, the inconvenience of health guidelines due to the pandemic. What if we tell you it is completely possible. With Reine Concierge MedSpa, you can achieve your dream skin while having a VIP experience in the comfort of your own home. Nothing could ever be better. Where “When it Reines, it restores.” Reine Concierge MedSpa.