Dermal fillers are an incredible way to bring vivacity and vibrancy back to your face. Their many uses include reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the nose and mouth, adding volume to the cheeks and lips, and eliminating under eye circles. However, not all dermal fillers are made out the same components, so they come with varying side effects.
Let’s take a closer look at the different dermal fillers available on the market, and then we will let you know why we choose hyaluronic acid dermal fillers at our Connecticut medspa.
Other Dermal Fillers and Their Side Effects
If you are looking for dermal fillers, it can be confusing trying to figure out which one will work the best with the lowest risk of side effects (spoiler alert: it is hyaluronic acid dermal fillers). All injections carry the immediate risk of pain, swelling, and bruising at the site of the injection, but these initial reactions are short-lived. But not all side effects from dermal fillers are as simple. To help clear the air, here are some of the most common dermal fillers in Connecticut that you will not find at Re:Nu 180 MedSpa:
- Collagen – Often comprised of bovine collagen, this dermal filler carries the risk of an allergic reaction and uneven results.
- Radiesse® – A combination of bone and cartilage, many use Radiesse® because it can last longer than hyaluronic acid injections (by about three months); however, that extended stay carries an increase of complications, including long-lasting redness and bumps on the treated area.
- Fat – Since your body already has fat stored in it, it would seem ideal to take it from one place in your body and put it on another. But this is very risky. Not only is fat unpredictable, the results can be lumpy, and the bruising and swelling lasts for two weeks or more instead of a day or two.
- Silicone – Silicone injections are sometimes used because the results they provide are permanent. That being said, they carry a strong risk of complications—even ten years later. If they are not injected flawlessly, you have to live with the results forever, and over time, the silicone can become permanently disfigured.
Our Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Now let’s discuss hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. At our Connecticut medspa we carry the different varieties of Restylane® and Juvederm® XC. Their formulas are slightly different depending on the area of the face the dermal fillers are going to be used, but they are all made of hyaluronic acid, and they all have the best safety profile of any dermal fillers available in Connecticut.
Since your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, its side effects are primarily immediate and a result of the needle penetration, not the dermal filler itself. These side effects include swelling, tenderness, redness, and pain at the injection site, and they usually disappear on their own within 24-72 hours (very rarely they can last up to 10 days). The only other risk pertains to patients who have a history of facial herpes simplex, as the injection can sometimes cause an outbreak.
To receive the safest dermal fillers in Connecticut, contact us today. Not only do our hyaluronic acid dermal fillers carry the lowest risk, our precision in the injection process ensures natural-looking results every time.