Wanting to look younger is a desire that many people share. The passage of time leaves its mark as wrinkles, folds and lines. Fortunately for many people concerned about their beauty, today there are different alternatives for younger looking skin, including cosmetic fillers injected. What is this option to remove wrinkles? Here we tell you in detail.
Chicken legs? Wrinkles between the eyebrows? Expression lines around the mouth? Do all the above? If your answer is yes, rejoice because there is a temporary solution. These are cosmetic injectable fillers for facial wrinkles. These include brands such as Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse. You may have heard of them and you be curious to know more about it, to see if they are an option for you.
First things first: the injectable cosmetic fillers are soft tissue fillers approved by organizations such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, for its acronym in English) of the United States. Are injected into the facial skin to fill wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance. As we mentioned at the beginning, injectable fillers are a temporary solution, because eventually absorbed by the body.
Are they for you and you can have successful results? It depends on several factors including the health of your skin in general, the type of filler used and of course the skill of the doctor of your choice.
The different types of injectable fillers are made of different materials or a combination thereof:
Injections of collagen, natural protein which comprises the skin and other body tissues. They are made from cow or human collagen.
- Hyaluronic acid gel, which is an essential component of the skin and serves as a support of collagen and elastin fibers. Its function is to keep the skin smooth and hydrated as it can absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water.
- Calcium hydroxylapatite is a synthetic version of one of the main components of the bones that absorbs and dissolves easily in the body. Is applied as a gel.
- L-polylactic acid, is a synthetic, biocompatible and biodegradable family of alpha hydroxyacids, which has been long used for skin care.
- Microspheres of polymethylmethacrylate (called PMMA) are very small plastic particles which are not absorbed by the body. They are the only permanent filler, and the respect of their use has been some controversy because it may cause damage.
Like any medical procedure, injections of fillers has risks that can range from inflammation (swelling) and infections until the death of tissue that can cause disfiguring the face. It is therefore very important that you evaluate the risks and analyze the benefits before undergoing a cosmetic procedure that involves injections of cosmetic fillers.
Find and talk to a specialist who has credentials recognized many charlatans take advantage and can cause you permanent damage to the face.
Remember also that the skin care begins with good nutrition, exercise, get enough sleep and keep hydrated and protected from the sun.