Do Dermal Fillers Make Wrinkles Worse? An Expert's Perspective

Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas, explains that dermal fillers are a family of injectable medications that restore volume to areas of the skin where it has been lost. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates dermal fillers as medical devices, and they are designed to create a smoother or fuller appearance, or both.

At Xyzmedspa, we offer a wide range of dermal filler treatments to help you achieve the look you desire. People are looking for treatments to soften smile lines and crow's feet and plump up their lips, cheeks and hands. Injecting dermal fillers into the face and hands can improve the appearance of facial lines and volume loss caused by age or certain medical conditions. In studies of dermal fillers approved by the FDA, people generally report that they are satisfied with the results of their treatment. However, dermal fillers aren't for everyone.

Dermal fillers may not be appropriate for people with certain conditions, such as bleeding disorders or certain allergies. If your healthcare provider confirms that dermal fillers are an option for you, know that all medical products have benefits and risks. The FDA recommends that you work with a licensed healthcare provider who has experience injecting dermal fillers, who knows the fillers, the anatomy, the management of complications, and most importantly, who informs you about the risks and benefits before receiving treatment. Dermal fillers are jelly-like substances that are injected under the skin.

The effects of most FDA-approved dermal fillers are temporary because they are made of materials that the body ultimately breaks down and absorbs. The injection procedure may need to be repeated to maintain the desired effect. There is only one FDA-approved dermal filler that is not absorbed by the body; it is made with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) beads suspended in a solution containing bovine (cow) collagen. PMMA beads are small plastic beads that are round and smooth.

As with any medical procedure, there are risks related to the use of dermal fillers. Most of the side effects reported in clinical trials and in post-marketing surveillance occur shortly after injection and go away within a few weeks. In some cases, side effects may appear weeks, months, or years later. People should be tested for allergies before receiving dermal fillers made from certain materials, especially animal-derived materials, such as collagen.

The most serious risk associated with dermal fillers is accidental injection into a blood vessel; filler that enters a blood vessel can cause skin necrosis (tissue death), stroke, or blindness. Although the chances of this happening are low, if it happens, the resulting complications can be serious and permanent. If you want to have your fillers removed or reduced because of side effects, you may need additional procedures to reduce the filling or surgery to remove it; these procedures come with their own risks. Keep in mind that it may be difficult or impossible to remove some filling materials.

The FDA has also approved botulinum toxin products such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau to treat facial wrinkles; these products are not dermal fillers. They are injectable medications that work by preventing muscles from contracting so wrinkles don't show up as much. Side effects reported in clinical trials include facial weakness, sagging eyelids, and sagging eyebrows; other side effects included localized pain, swelling, redness and bruising at the injection site. Rarely injections have caused double vision, dry eyes, or difficulty swallowing or breathing; the use of botulinum toxin products for cosmetic purposes during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended.

If you have had any problems with a dermal filler product or other product regulated by the FDA you can voluntarily report them to MedWatch, the FDA's safety information and adverse event reporting program; sign up for Consumer Updates email notifications if you're getting tired of wrinkles and other signs of aging on your face then you can opt for a filler injection. Fillers help reduce wrinkles and fine lines and at the same time give aging skin a youthful volume helping it look its best. However some patients at Siti Med Spa in San Diego are recently concerned that fillers such as Juvéderm or Restylane could permanently stretch the skin so we need to clarify some misconceptions: Dermal fillers can't make wrinkles worse instead they fill and improve wrinkles by adding volume under the skin as fillers break down over time you can expect the wrinkles that appeared before treatment to reappear any discomfort you feel should go away after treatment if your pain worsens or you notice redness or swelling we recommend that you contact us The only differences lie in the amount of time it takes to work and in the different proteins that can be added to the product no product is better than another as success is different for each patient while wrinkles are a normal part of aging they don't have to wreak havoc on self-confidence contact Balance Hormone Center today to learn more about our products to fill in the brow line by calling 480-525-7747 or send us a message.