Facial fillers are quickly becoming one of the most popular non-invasive anti-aging treatments available, and it’s no wonder: they offer instant, effective results from a temporary treatment that takes only a few minutes and involves no downtime and very few side effects, most of which are very mild. Despite all the benefits of facial fillers, however, some people are nervous about looking fake, “plastic”, and “overdone”, the thought of which can be scary, even though fillers themselves are temporary. If you are among those worried about trying facial fillers for the first time, then you may be wondering if it is possible to reverse the results of the procedure if you find you simply don’t like them. Here’s what you need to know.
Types of Fillers
There are many different products that are used to make up facial fillers, but the most common filler type by far is formulas with a hyaluronic acid base. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, and mostly functions as a cushion and lubricant. Gel fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, and Perlane are used to fill in wrinkles on a temporary basis and add subtle volume to the face.
Other types of fillers, including Radiesse and Sculptra are made of different synthetic substances, not found in the body. Regardless of type, the injection process is still the same.
Fillers are by nature temporary, and most hyaluronic acid fillers last up to one year at most. For most people, this is a downside rather than a benefit, as re-injection is required to maintain results, but for people who are unsure about cosmetic anti-aging, fillers can be a good way to try out treatment with little risk.
Can Fillers Be Reversed?
Reversal in the field of cosmetic surgery is usually difficult, but there are methods for safely reversing the results of hyaluronic acid fillers if necessary. An enzyme known as hyaluronidase can be injected into the area of treatment with the filler, breaking it down completely. This enzyme is typically made from cow or sheep products, so is not suitable for people with allergies or objections to animal products.
Reversal Usually Not Necessary
Though it is possible to reverse the effects of facial fillers, it is usually not necessary to do so. Most people who choose a qualified plastic surgeon to perform their procedure are very happy with the results of dermal fillers. Complications are extremely rare, and there are very few instances that warrant action to dissolve the filler instead of letting it fade naturally. Today, skilled plastic surgeons have the knowledge and expertise to avoid problems such as overfilling the face.
A Good Introduction to Anti-Aging
If you’re interested in looking younger without surgery, fillers and other non-invasive wrinkle treatments are a great place to start. They’re simple, accessible, and do not interfere with everyday activities, making the commitment realistic for many people. Risks involved are extremely minimal, and most patients are very happy with their results following treatment.
Setting Yourself Up For Success
If you’re interested in trying out facial fillers, then you’re probably seeking a result that looks natural and lasts as long as possible. The best way to accomplish this goal is by choosing a true expert to perform your procedure. While injectable fillers involve a very simple treatment that many doctors offer, only a board certified facial plastic surgeon has the expertise to produce really beautiful results.
Filler application has become an art form, producing a range of results depending on the patient’s needs, and it is very important to choose a qualified surgeon, not settling on a provider due to a “bargain” price. Dr. Shervin Naderi is a true expert in facial fillers, and has helped patients and surgeons alike realize the power of facial fillers. Interested in seeing what facial fillers could do for you? For more information, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Naderi, call the Naderi Center in Herndon, VA (703-481-0002) or Chevy Chase, MD (301-222-2020) today.