Are some dermal fillers safer than others?

Dermal fillers aka soft tissue fillers are now a huge part of the aesthetic industry in the US. Although dermal fillers are generally considered quite safe, getting filler injections is a medical procedure, and therefore there are risks. But are some dermal fillers safer than others?

About Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are used to fill in facial wrinkles, but they each have different characteristics and consistency. Some are softer and have small particles, while others are thicker with larger particles. Soft tissue fillers are all injected into the treatment area using a needle. After treatment patients can expect to experience some swelling and redness, and there is also a possible risk of bruising and bleeding.

Are some dermal fillers safer than others?
Clients need to be aware of the possible risks of dermal fillers, and should discuss these with their physician in advance of treatment. Fillers derived from hyaluronic acid are among the most popular types now being used, and they do not require a skin test.

For optimal safety, fillers must be injected in a specific area of the skin, using the correct dosage. When fillers are injected incorrectly, it can cause a lump or nodule to form. Therefore, patients should only visit trained and approved medical injectors to have dermal injections done.

In addition, fillers must only be used in the region of the face for which they have been approved. For example, Juvederm Ultra XC by has been approved by the FDA for use in the cheeks and lips, and usage should therefore be confined to those areas.

If you are in the greater Guilford, CT area, and would like more information on the safety of dermal fillers, contact the Langford Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery. Call 844-551-9880 today, for a consultation with Dr. Robert Langdon CT.

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