Over recent years, dermal fillers have become very popular amongst those looking to turn back the clock and rejuvenate their appearance. They are affordable, accessible and require no downtime – in fact, many people get them done in their lunch break! If you have never had fillers before, it’s normal to be apprehensive about them and their efficacy and safety. In this post, we hope to shed some light on dermal fillers and how safe they are to give you a better idea of whether they may be a good treatment option for you or not.
Are dermal fillers safe?
A common question that people have about Dermal Fillers Gold Coast is whether they are safe or not. Overall dermal fillers are considered safe when you have a registered injector completing the treatment. They can effectively reduce the signs of aging, wrinkles, and improve the appearance of the skin and facial structure.
Unlike surgical treatments, cosmetic treatments require little to no downtime and are typically more affordable too. While dermal fillers are considered safe, they are not risk-free, and in rare circumstances, adverse reactions may occur.
What are some of the risks associated with dermal fillers?
Regardless of whether risks from dermal fillers are rare, you should have an understanding of what they are so you can then make an informed choice.
For most people, the worst symptom of dermal fillers is bruising and swelling. Rare side effects will be discussed with you before your treatment. Some of these include misplaced filler and occlusion. Our injector team have the necessary skills and experience to administer injectables safely and have the proper training required to manage adverse reactions in an emergency if they were to occur. You can decide whether the treatment is for you or not once you have been advised of all the risks. You are under no obligation to proceed if you decide it is not for you. It’s important to choose a skilled injector that is registered and has comprehensive experience and knowledge with injecting to reduce the likelihood of an adverse reaction occurring.
What happens if I get dermal fillers and I don’t like them?
At first, you may not like the look of your filler as it can alter your appearance, and it may come as a shock especially if you are experiencing swelling. We recommend waiting until the swelling has subsided before making any decisions. If you have waited and your swelling has gone down entirely, and you don’t like the look of your filler or it’s bumpy or distorted, you can have it dissolved. An injection is placed into the affected area, and it will break down the product. Dermal fillers do break down over time and will eventually subside. If you decide to get your filler dissolved, we offer this treatment here at Bella Donna Injectables and Skin. It’s $100 no matter the area or how much filler needs to be dissolved, even if the treatment wasn’t performed by us!
Are some dermal fillers safer than others?
There are several different types of fillers available, and the safest one is hyaluronic acid filler and this is because hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body.
Who should not get dermal fillers?
As stated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), there isn’t sufficient evidence to show that dermal fillers are safe for pregnant women or breastfeeding women, so if you are either of these, you won’t be a suitable candidate.
How can I maintain the appearance of my filler?
Wearing sunscreen has many benefits, and one of them is that it can maintain your filler results for longer, so if you do plan on heading outside, ensure you are applying sunscreen with an SPF of 45 or more.
Regular skin care
It’s just as important, if not more important to keep your skin hydrated from the inside. Ensure that you are drinking plenty of water during the day. This can enhance the look of your fillers by giving them a plump and hydrated appearance.
Avoid stress as much as possible
Stress can have a detrimental effect on both our physical bodies and our mental well-being. Sometimes stress is unavoidable, but by being proactive about reducing the amount of stress in your life, you can boost your overall health and the results of your filler treatment. Some ways you can do this are with physical exercise, mediation or simply talking to a trusted friend or family member.
Regular top-up treatments
One of the most effective ways to maintain your results long-term is by getting regular top-up treatments. Rather than letting all of the filler dissolve before booking a treatment, it’s better to have regular top-ups to maintain your current look. This can save you money too, as top-ups are generally cheaper than having to start from scratch.
If you are looking to slow down the signs of aging, having other treatments as well as dermal filler is a good way to go about it. Anti-wrinkle injections can smooth the skin and decrease or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, and treatments such as facials and skin needling can rejuvenate the skin and promote collagen synthesis. A combination of these treatments can leave you looking and feeling brand new.
Deciding whether dermal fillers are a suitable treatment option for you or not
Only you can decide if dermal fillers are something that you think can be of benefit to you. Dermal filler may be suitable for you if any of the following apply:
- You’d like to contour the jawline, fill the tear troughs, nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks, nose or other areas of the face, neck or hands
- Minimise the look of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce acne divots and discrepancies in the skin
- Restore volume in the face
- Decrease scarring
Want to look refreshed? Dermal fillers may be the answer!
Dermal fillers are a great alternative to surgical treatments. They are more affordable, less invasive, safe and aren’t permanent, so if you ever decide you don’t want fillers anymore you can simply cease treatments, and they’ll dissolve over time. If you are looking for a leading registered cosmetic injector, the team at Bella Donna Injectables and Skin can help. Contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your options.