From the loss of elasticity and volume to the increased appearance of lines, wrinkles, and creases, the aesthetic effects of aging can significantly impact the overall appearance of your face. Although many at-home skin care regimens can help keep the top layer of skin healthy, these often do not penetrate deep enough to restore the lost volume or elastin.
Dermal treatments that use injectable fillers are a safe and effective way to regain the lost volume and achieve long-lasting aesthetic improvements. These treatments rarely take longer than 30 minutes, depending on the area treated or the specific type of treatment. They also involve little to no recovery period or restrictions after each treatment.
Although there are very minimal risks associated with dermal injectable fillers and treatments, there are, on rare occasions, adverse reactions and side effects. These mainly depend on the type of filler being used, and only in extreme cases, require urgent medical care.
Like all injections, many people will have redness or tenderness around the injection site. This is very mild and usually subsides within a day. When BOTOX® is used, some patients experience swelling or bruising around the treatment areas.
The swelling and bruising are temporary and will decrease in appearance over time. Cold compresses and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications can help. In very rare cases, some patients report nausea, fatigue, headaches, and other flu-like symptoms, as their body begins to metabolize the BOTOX®.
To avoid the risks of reaction to the injection of a foreign substance, dermal fillers that use fat cells harvested from other areas of your body are a safe and effective way to achieve aesthetic improvements. These treatments are generally more effective in restoring volume in firmer or more significant areas like your lips.
The doctor and staff at UMass Cosmetic Surgery Center in Worcester, MA, are knowledgeable and skilled in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments and procedures. Whatever your current appearance is or what aesthetic goals you are trying to achieve, call 508-334-5990 or visit www.cosmeticsurgicenter.com to schedule a consultation today.