Dermal filler is a natural or synthetic collagen injected in the deeper layer of skin (dermis) for the augmentation of soft tissues. Dermal fillers are used very frequently for wrinkles, scars and creases due to aging. Various substances used as dermal fillers are collagen, fat, silicon, etc.
For better efficacy and good cosmetic results, dermal filler should be safe, effective, non-carcinogenic, non-teratogenic, inert and durable.
Dermal fillers can be classified based on the following:
Dermal filler has to be avoided in individuals with autoimmune diseases, with a history of allergy to any of the components of fillers, with history of severe anaphylactic episode in the past, active local skin diseases like acne and keloid tendency.
First of all, the doctor will anesthetize the affected area, which will be achieved by EMLA cream (topical anesthesia) around 1 or 2 hours prior to the procedure. Then, injection available as prefilled syringe will be injected in the deeper layer of the skin (superficial dermis) by different techniques like single puncture and pull out the needle slowly inside the skin, which is known as linear threading technique or inject by serial puncture or fan techniques. If required, the doctor will uniformly spread the implant material by gentle manipulation.
Adverse reactions that may occur following dermal filler injection are bruising, secondary bacterial infection, cyst or abscess formation, reactivation of herpes infection and local tissue necrosis.
It is an easy procedure, which shows immediate results. No recovery time is required with minimal risk. Also, no post procedure care is required.
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