The Truth About Facial Fillers

The truth about Facial Fillers What to do about wrinkles? Most people think of Botox, Fillers or a face lift. They are not aware that there are many alternatives that are not as invasive or as risky. Botox is a very useful substance that can really help to reduce and prevent signs of ageing. However, it does have its limitations.  Botox only relaxes a muscle.

Fillers can be much more problematic than many people realise.  Facial fillers are inject-able substances administered to the skin to improve wrinkles and acne scars.Quoting the Mayo Clinic, “improving the skin’s appearance without surgery”. These fillers include Silicon, Cosmetic, Captique, Collagen, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane and Sculptra.

different facial fillers produce different results

Fillers may be different in terms of results, they share common risks associated with this procedure. Risks include the potential for serious allergic reaction and swelling.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, injectable fillers can cause skin reactions that resemble a skin rash. This may spread across the face and result in itching or swelling.  Migration of product and the need to keep using more and more product the longer you have it done. This is clearly a disadvantage.

Whilst facial fillers can re-shape the face, it can also result in over-correction. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon, over-correction can affect face symmetry by making one cheek look fuller than the other, or one side of the face,or even one portion of a wrinkle look more filled than the rest.

some facial fillers can last longer than others

There are some fillers that last considerably longer such as silicon but although silicon can last years they still plump out the wrinkles by stretching the skin. This can lead to having to have more each time because the area has been stretched.  If you opt for a hyaluronic acid-based filling product, such as Restylane, you may experience lumpiness in and around the injection site and feel the filler product beneath your skin when you touch your face. This effect usually, but not always, subsides over time. In addition, hyaluronic acid-based fillers may migrate from the original injection site to other areas of your face. Below is a quote from a lady who suffered serious side effects even though she went to a reputable practitioner.

“I have recently had Restylane injected into my lower lip by a Board Certified cosmetic surgeon. Something has gone awfully wrong. I developed gangrene in my lip and have lost about a third of it”. She will now need reconstructive surgery.

Another way to fight the ageing process is a face lift. There are a variety of lifts available but what many people don’t realise is that you will probably require more than one operation over time.

Photo-rejuvenation, fruit acid peels, the Genie non- surgical facelift and semi permanent make up are just some of the things that can be used to reduce the signs of ageing.

The Genie non-surgical facelift really can make a significant difference and is a non invasive procedure without the associated risks of fillers. It is a thousand times more powerful than any other non-surgical machine currently available and gives very impressive results.

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