Maximize Filler Benefits: 5 Factors To Consider
Dermal fillers are an excellent non-surgical alternative for women and men who want to rejuvenate or enhance their appearance. When performed by a trained and certified injector, the treatment is considered extremely safe and effective.
However, there are still some potential safety concerns with dermal fillers that you should take steps to avoid.
Here are five factors to consider in order to maximize filler benefits and limit the chance of side effects and complications:
1. Injector. When it comes to safety concerns with dermal fillers, injector selection is key. In fact, 90% of the success of your filler treatment depends on the provider’s skill, expertise, and experience.
With that being said, it’s important to do your research. Inquire about the injector’s qualifications, training, and experience to ensure that he is properly certified and routinely performs fillers.
It’s also recommended that you seek a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, as they possess intimate knowledge of facial anatomy that is critical in achieving optimal filler outcomes.
2. Cost. While you should always keep your budget in mind and be upfront about what you can realistically afford, do not jeopardize your safety by bargain hunting.
Often times, patients become so focused on price that they miss red flags and fail to question why the treatment is being offered at such a low rate.
Ultimately, if a deal seems too good to be true, it usually is.
3. Expectations. An ethical and experienced injector will appropriately manage your expectations. This means that he will not compromise patient health in order to comply with unrealistic requests.
Accordingly, be careful of the injector who promises to give you Kylie’s lips, when several others have advised that it’s not possible or safe to attempt in one session.
4. Product. Other safety concerns with dermal fillers include products that are counterfeit or have been tampered with. Ensure that you are being treated with an FDA-approved filler that is new and unused.
If in doubt, ask to see the box and confirm that it is properly labeled and legitimate.
5. Side Effects. In the hands of a capable injector, dermal fillers are a very safe procedure. Most side effects are mild and temporary and may include redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling.
However, more serious issues can arise when treatment isn’t performed by a medical professional, such as asymmetry, lumps, or overcorrection, skin damage that causes a wound, infection, scarring, blindness or other vision problems, and tissue necrosis.
To reduce your risk of filler complications, always insist on a qualified and experienced injector.
If you are considering dermal fillers, please schedule a comprehensive consultation with a board-certified dermatologist.