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How Wrinkles and Signs of Aging can be Treated with Dermal Fillers

Female looking in mirror and noticing wrinkles

At the first signs of aging or when wrinkles start to become visible, it is normal for us to begin to think of treatment options. Since it is a natural process that happens over time, you have likely spent a while thinking about your options, and what you will consider should be minimally invasive. 

Dermal fillers are the perfect answer! Injectable fillers can do a wealth of good for a varying range of skin issues, from improving scars' appearance, plumping up thin lips, and more. 

Overall, these fillers excel in diminishing facial likes like wrinkles and restoring a natural-looking volume or fullness to your face. 

 

What Dermal Fillers Can and Can't Do

As we mentioned, injectable fillers are minimally invasive. While that can dramatically increase recovery time and take a load of stress off your shoulders compared to major surgery, it means they're best performed early— most helpful in cases with early signs of aging. 

Dermal fillers are a temporary solution, so understand that treatments will be ongoing for steady results. For some patients, more invasive surgery like a facelift or eyelift might achieve individual desired results. 

That said, dermal fillers can be beneficial under certain situations, which is why facial rejuvenation surgeries often include dermal fillers. 

 

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Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Yes. All treatments and surgeries come with their share of risk. Surgeries are often an invasive procedure. As such, dermal fillers can provide visible results with lower risks compared to more invasive options. 

Wrinkles, particularly around the lower part of your face and the mouth, are primarily caused by a loss of collagen or skin elasticity. Dermal fillers counter those signs of aging directly and are considered to be safe. 

Side effects can occur. The most common side effects reported are skin rashes, itching, pimple-like eruptions, redness or swelling, slight asymmetry or overcorrection of wrinkles, skin damage leading to scarring, feeling the filler substance under the skin, vision problems, or in some cases, death of skin cells from a loss of blood flow to the area. 

According to a study produced by Jama Dermatology, clinical examination of filler procedures resulted in only 0.24% of patients reporting any adverse side effects.  

 

Dermal Fillers and the COVID19 Vaccine

The individual medical history should always be taken into account. Dermal fillers, like all cosmetic treatments, may be considered as such. As of January 2020, the CDC reports the Food and Drug Administration announced a possibility that nausea or facial swelling may occur in persons who have a previous history of cosmetic filler injections before receiving the coronavirus vaccine.  

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Dilworth Dermatology and Laser

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