Miriam Hanson, a 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. Generally, they are safe, but there can be complications when they are used, especially if someone is not trained to do so. Most problems aren't life-threatening, but in some cases, fillers have been linked to strokes and blindness. Excessive use of dermal fillers can lead to filler fatigue, causing the skin to stretch and clump in the folds of the skin.
This can end up aging the skin even more with each injection of filler, making the skin more drooping and deformed. Older patients are more likely to experience this than younger patients with healthy, elastic skin. In addition, there is a risk of purchasing fillers online that contain non-sterile substances such as hair gel. When injected, these substances can cause allergic reactions, infections, and the death of skin cells.
An improper injection technique can also cause swelling and lumps, as well as more serious side effects such as skin cell death and embolism leading to blindness. The FDA has issued an official warning urging consumers to never buy dermal fillers on the Internet. They can be false, contaminated, or harmful. Recently, there have been horror stories of inexperienced practitioners using unregulated fillers that cause frozen faces, numbness, blindness (around 50 cases worldwide have been reported after cosmetic facial injection) and even death.
Despite what you may have heard, injecting facial fillers into the skin doesn't stretch the skin and causes more damage. In fact, the benefits of dermal fillers often go beyond simply restoring facial volume. 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. Dermal filler procedures can be costly, which has led some consumers to turn to the online black market to buy DIY fillers.
Filler results can never be 100% predicted, but having the right doctor who knows how the filler reacts in the body and truly cares about the desired result can help avoid any negative side effects and give desirable results.Men and women looking for the smoothing effect of dermal fillers seek to restore lost facial volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds and under the eyes. This filler is different from other fillers because its results are gradual; volumization occurs over several months as it stimulates the body to produce collagen.In addition to tightening the skin, overuse of fillers can result in longer-term damage including lip wrinkles and impaired attachment of facial fat pads and some degree of skin irregularity and aging.