In the past, it was very difficult to get rid of aging signs from the face and most people, especially women, resorted to using cosmetic products like makeup to conceal the deep wrinkles and fine lines. Unfortunately, some of these products contained harmful substances that resulted in more serious skin complications including cancer.
Today, there are better ways of restoring your youthful facial appearance including surgical procedures such as a facelift and injectables like Dysport. But does it mean that these cosmetic plastic procedures are completely safe? This article will answer this and other related questions.
What Are Facial Injectables?
Also referred to as injectable fillers or dermal fillers, facial injectables are soft tissue fillers injected into the facial skin at various depths to fill in deep wrinkles and add volume to your face. These fillers also help to augment certain facial features and restore a smooth facial appearance. However, these injectables are temporary because they eventually get absorbed by the body. So, you will need to keep refilling your face to retain the desired appearance.
Dermal fillers are composed of various substances, both natural and synthetic. The most commonly used compound in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA, which occurs naturally in human skin. This substance helps to keep the skin hydrated and with the right volume. Depending on its specific makeup, a dermal filler that contains HA can last between six months and one year before the body fully absorbs.
Other dermal fillers are made from calcium hydroxylapatite, polymethyl methacrylate, autologous fat, and poly-L-lactic acid. Autologous fat is a type of fat transplanted from other parts of your body. Calcium hydroxylapatite also occurs naturally in the human body, especially in the bones. However, Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic substance designed to help stimulate your collagen production. Apart from being made from synthetic products, this dermal filler is also different with regard to results because they are gradualOnon the other, and polymethyl methacrylate is a semi-permanent dermal filler whose results last longer than other biodegradable dermal fillers. However, it has several potential risks, including lumps and becoming visible under your skin.
How Safe Are Dermal Fillers like Dysport?
Since most of these dermal fillers are made from naturally occurring compounds, they do not pose any serious health risk. However, you should only choose fillers that have been tested and approved by qualified specialists. Also, make sure the fillers are administered professionally by a qualified and experienced specialist. If you have any questions about injectables, contact Associates in Plastic Surgery today.