For quite some time people have been using different medical and aesthetic procedures to change their appearance. Plastic surgery has become as commonplace as any other medical treatment. Not only that; society accepts them as a moral and logical way to change one’s appearance even though they are used in situations when they are not needed and sometimes, they are even used on minors.
However, this has not stopped the cosmetic industry from developing and creating new and advanced procedures that can be used not only for facial and body reconstruction, but also as a way to change our appearance.
One of the most popular treatments these days is medical fillers. This drug is used as its name implies: to fill the gaps between the wrinkles. It gives the patient a plum and full appearance. However, its use is only limited. The lips, cheeks, nose line and chin are the main areas that are altered by this procedure. It is also possible to do cleavage and neck area.
However, for this procedure, you must be sure that your doctor is competent enough as this part of the body has many blood vessels. If the needle hits a vein, it can cause heavy bleeding. Experts from Medical Depot says that patience and thoroughness are the most important traits for a cosmetic professional.
Medical fillers are made from a variety of ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, human and animal collagen, and even synthetic substances. While collagen and hyaluronic acid are already present in our bodies, synthetic ingredients are created specifically for these drugs. While natural components are more soluble, artificial ones last longer in the body but there is also a greater chance of side effects. Depending on the person performing the procedure, he or she can advise you on one approach or another.
The first thing to test before treatment is your resistance to the drug. The most common problem with medical fillers is allergy resulting from one or more of its components. Once this has been determined, it is possible to administer therapy. Thin needles are used for this treatment. Very fast process; it lasted about 20 minutes. After that, you can return to your daily routine.
However, there are some things that are prohibited. You should not apply any creams or cosmetic products to your face for one week after the treatment. Also, you shouldn’t do extreme sports or drink alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure. Also, it is important to stay in a closed place without direct exposure to the Sun.
Common problems with filers are bruising and swelling. You can reduce the risk by using an ice pack. Occasionally, hypersensitivity may occur after a day or two. These include problems such as itching, burning and even shortness of breath. There have even been reported cases of anaphylactic shock and necrosis. Whatever side effects you may experience after treatment, it is important to contact your medical provider and seek advice from them.