Dermal fillers are injectable products used to reduce wrinkles and other dermal impressions. They provide immediately visible results. Popularly known as liquid facelifts, they are an excellent alternative to surgical facelifts and provide similar results without the hassles of surgery. While many people have been turning to dermal fillers for an effective anti-aging solution, reports of illegal products that are being used without sufficient medical expertise are on the surge.
Although this is not a surgical procedure, a lot of expertise and training is required in order to administer dermal fillers such as anti-wrinkle treatment. Administering it without the proper know-how can lead to significant problems in the future. The associated risks with the use of unauthorized products and the treatment by untrained professionals were detailed by Dr. Cynthia Elliott of Skinspirations, Florida. Her warnings on the unprofessional use of dermal fillers and the potential damage it caused were shared via the Digital Journal, on March 31, 2014.
In the press release, Dr.Elliott spoke of patients who had contacted her for corrective procedures after being treated with illegal products elsewhere. While corrective procedures were possible for some of these complications, it needn’t always be the case. In certain cases, the dermal fillers caused permanent effects, which couldn’t be undone by medication. She mentions about a client who wasn’t able to open her mouth wide enough after her cheeks had expanded out of proportion, following a filler treatment at another practice. Dr.Elliott said that injections weren’t able to restore her cheeks to original size, and corrective surgery was the only option to resolve the condition.
The primary cause for such issues is because people compromise on the cost involved. Little do they realize that the significant reduction in cost is linked to the poor quality of product being used, as well as the center not having qualified professionals to handle the job.
“An experienced practitioner should be the top consideration when seeking any cosmetic procedure, not bargain hunting,” says Dr. Elliott. She also provides valuable inputs on what a patient should look for in order to be safe when performing a cosmetic procedure like anti-wrinkle treatment or dermal fillers.
The primary requirement is to ensure that the product is genuine. The practitioner should be able to show you credentials which prove that the product being used is legitimate. You can always cross-check whether it is an approved product by looking online. anti-wrinkle treatment and similar products come in various concentrations and forms. If it is approved for cosmetic use, the word “cosmetic” would be printed on the box. You can ask to see this before getting the treatment done.
The single most important thing is to ensure that the practitioner who is performing the treatment has sufficient expertise to administer it. Always look for a well-seasoned esthetician who has a good clientele and has been performing anti-wrinkle treatment and injectable treatments for several years. Never consider a DIY dermal injection, this can damage your skin beyond repair.
While dermal fillers are very effective in restoring your skin to its original and youthful appearance, by removing the signs of wrinkles and deep lines, this is guaranteed only if it is performed properly. It should be done by a specialist who knows the process and the product well. If not, it could do more damage than good!