Dermal fillers are a popular choice for those looking to reverse the visible signs of aging, such as skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles. But are they safe? In general, yes, dermal fillers are considered safe when administered by trained and certified professionals. However, there are certain risks and side effects that must be taken into consideration. The FDA has approved a number of dermal fillers for use in the United States.
These fillers are injected with a syringe by a licensed healthcare professional and can cause allergic reactions, infections, and the death of skin cells. Improper injection techniques can also lead to swelling, lumps, and more serious side effects such as death of skin cells and embolism leading to blindness. The FDA has also issued an official warning urging consumers to never buy dermal fillers on the Internet. These products can be false, contaminated, or harmful.
It is important to only receive treatments from certified professionals who use FDA-approved fillers. Accidental intramuscular injection of a synthetic filler other than hyaluronic acid and collagen should be avoided, as repetitive muscle contraction will often dislocate the filler and create unwanted clumps of material and cause it to migrate to distant sites. Fillers can also migrate over time, so it is important to be aware of this risk when considering treatments. The visible effects of dermal fillers last between three months and two years, depending on which dermal filler product is used and where it has been applied to the body.
If you are not completely satisfied with the results of your filling treatment, you can undo these results or partially remove the fillers to achieve your ideal appearance. In conclusion, dermal fillers are generally considered safe when administered by trained and certified professionals. However, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with these treatments and only receive them from certified professionals who use FDA-approved fillers.