Dermal Fillers are medical devices implanted into different targeted areas including the cheeks, chins, back of the hands, lips and other facial areas. Primarily, Dermal Fillers focus on defining a smoother appearance and reducing and correcting any signs of imperfections like wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars. More importantly, these gel-like substances are utilized to help create a fuller appearance.
However, since Dermal Fillers are gel-like substances injected underneath the skin, people are wary whether these are truly and completely free from any danger since the materials eventually break down and get absorbed by the body. As such, people are a place in doubt as to risks and side effects these may have. So the big question is whether Dermal Fillers are actually safe.
The short and relieving answer is yes! Dermal Fillers are safe despite its nature, form and shape. In fact, Dermal Fillers are actually approved and regulated by the FDA. A lot of clinical trials are conducted to test not only the efficacy of Dermal Fillers but also its very safety.
According to Dr. Trina Vega, the safety of Dermal Fillers are guaranteed as long as it is conducted by the professionals. She says,
“It is safe under professional and well trained doctors, always do some research about the place and the doctor you are choosing before you do any treatment. Regarding the treatment itself, dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid (juvederm, restylane ,belotero) can be diluted and corrected with the application of a substance called Hyaluronidase. always look for certified doctors and practices on the website of these above-mentioned products.”
Additionally, Dr. Otto Joseph Placik says that Dermal Fillers are not just generally safe but also compatibly safe with other treatments cuh as Botox and Dysport. He says,
“Botulinum Toxin (Dysport or Botox) and fillers are popular and common combinations to perform for the liquid face lift or lunchtime lift.”
While it is generally safe, Dermal Fillers do have an imposed limit when it comes to the amount that can be injected. According to Dr. Stephen Prendiville, the number of syringes would depend on the circumstance and target area. He says,
“There is no specific limit on the number of syringes that can be injected in the face based on safety data. However, there is a general rule about how much filler one would want to inject in certain anatomic areas. For example, injecting more than one mL of hyaluronic acid filler into the lips or tear trough region would be unusual. Use of more than two syringes of filler per cheek or per nasolabial fold at one time would also be beyond my comfort level. The most I would typically inject at one time in the face would be 7-8 mL of filler, but this may vary based on the indications and the injector you see. There are certain areas such as the inner corner of the nasolabial folds and periorbital region where technique is critical and volume should be limited due to the risk of vascular occlusion.”