Despite their fame, dermal fillers can cause shocking outcomes, even blindness. Complacency around fillers has increased despite the risks and one of the reasons is because people don’t want to talk about a botched cosmetic procedure. We discuss the potential side effects that you need to know about.
Dermal fillers are second in popularity amongst cosmetic injectables, they add volume to the face in places that have been effected by lines, wrinkles, loss of fat pads and degeneration of collagen and elastin. Areas commonly effected are the cheeks, around the mouth, under-eye area and temples, which can cause the skin to sink and sag.
The Downside of Dermal Fillers
Common complaints about fillers include:
- Too much filler used, resulting in an unnatural appearance
- Lumpy feeling under the skin which can be visible
- Any imperfections (eg uneven lips) are magnified
- Significant bruising following treatment
Some people claim that their results are not visible and they feel let down. On the opposite end of the scale, some users have stated that too much filler was used, resulting in an unnatural appearance. Too much dermal filler can cause unevenness and a pillowy effect on the skin. It can even leave the face looking lopsided and have visible lumps and bumps. It is very common to experience swelling and bruising which lasts from 1-2 weeks in most cases. If you are not satisfied with your dermal filler results, it can be difficult having to wait out the 12-18 month period for the results to diminish or you may need to pay for a reversal treatment to dissolve the fillers.
A report released earlier this year by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons warns people about the risk of blindness from cosmetic fillers, “Whilst rare, the risk is real with almost 100 incidents reported in the international study. In the majority of cases the loss of vision was immediate and permanent.” The report highlights the importance of having the procedure performed by an appropriately qualified health professional.
Leading Alternative Treatments to Cosmetic Fillers
The latest breakthrough in facial rejuvenation technology, ResolveTM is changing the way we look at anti-ageing treatments. Rather than injecting into ageing skin, ResolveTM laser facial rejuvenation triggers the body’s natural regenerative and repair responses. The treatment slows the appearance of ageing and can reverse some signs of ageing for more youthful-looking skin.
For skin tightening and lifting, SublimeTM non-surgical facelift or facial contouring treatment also stimulates a regenerative response to enhance and restore your natural beauty. It uses radiofrequency energy to treat ageing symptoms such as:
- Deep wrinkles
- Sunken cheek areas
- Sagging around eyes
- Sagging browline
- Loose jowl and neck line
- Loose abdominal skin
- Loose knee skin
The treatment triggers the replenishment of new collagen and elastin in areas where you naturally need it.
What Does ResolveTM Target?
ResolveTM facial rejuvenation, or sometimes known as facial resurfacing, is a cosmetic laser procedure that smooths, tightens, enhances and restores the texture on your skin. This new technology targets;
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and acne scarring
- Stretch marks
- Surgery scars
- Large pores
- Sun exposure textural irregularities
Benefits of ResolveTM
There are some key benefits that sets ResolveTM apart from the rest when it comes to facial rejuvenation treatments. ResolveTM rejuvenates your own skin, with no downtime. That means you won’t be left with an unnatural result that dermal fillers may have.
Unlike some other treatments available, ResolveTM has no toxins and is safe on all skin types.
The laser treatment is fast, pain-free, causes no damage to the epidermis and has no downtime. These factors have made ResolveTM a popular lunch time treatment for men and women. It delivers great skin contouring results through the reconstruction of collagen and elastin, ensuing a refreshed look.
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