Injecting fillers into the face is a popular way to reduce wrinkles and add volume to the skin. However, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with this procedure. Excessive use of fillers can lead to longer-term damage, including lip wrinkles, altered attachment of facial fat pads, and some degree of skin irregularity and aging. It is also possible for fillers to stretch the skin, resulting in a sagging appearance.
To avoid these issues, it is important to consult with a trusted doctor who will not overfill the area. Follow-up check-ups are also essential to monitor any adverse reactions and ensure that the fillers are not migrating to other areas of the face. Fillers can be used in areas where Botox may fail or may not be suitable for lifting or smoothing the skin, such as near the eyebrows or eyelids. Fillers can also provide support and fill in sagging skin, helping to lift it back up.
While fillers can stretch the skin a little and make it look softer, it is elastic enough to return to its original shape before treatment when the filler wears out. It is important to note that anything that is too much is not good for you either. Overfilling an area can stretch soft tissues and cause the skin to sag. In some cases, this can result in an abnormally high and wide nasal bridge, like the blue Navi aliens from the movie “Avatar”.
To avoid this issue, it is important to limit the number of fillers used and tell your doctor about any concerns you have about sagging skin. Volumetric rejuvenation of the face with fillers has gained popularity as the least invasive intervention. However, there are some side effects associated with this procedure that can range from transient erythema and oedema to more persistent granulomas. In some cases, filler whiskers can occur after lip filler injections due to migration of dermal filler to the upper lip region or excessive oral movements.
The best way to avoid any unwanted side effects is to consult with a trusted doctor who will not overdo it with your fillers. It is also important to stay away from failed filling jobs and expensive plastic surgery procedures that may be needed to restore your face if too many fillers are used. With proper care and maintenance, most fillers on the market have a low maintenance factor and should not cause any long-term damage.