Why the Filler Frenzy Is So Popular In Medical Cosmetic Industry

Facial Fillers have never been more popular than they are right now. And why not?

  • They can help build up facial features to enhance beauty.
  • They can help wrinkles fill up and out with natural body acids.
  • They are safe and leave minimal scarring, if any.

Fillers are truly one of the greatest things to come to the cosmetic surgery industry within the past few years. Fillers can come in varying viscosities and can be made up of different amounts of anesthetics, artificial filling agents, or hyaluronic acid. Some of the most popular fillers are those with hyaluronic acid. However, different fillers are better for different body parts and a couple are just for different features on the face.

Synthetic and Natural Fillers

  1. First off we’ll start with natural fillers. Natural fillers are primarily made up of natural filling agents, hyaluronic acid being the most common, and have the least risk of an allergic reaction. The disadvantage of natural fillers is that they are only temporary, lasting only 3-18 months depending on many variables. After the period it takes for the filler to dissipate, it takes the results along with it. This can be a nice perk, because procedures can have marginal mistakes that can mess up an entire lifetime. Migration is also a problem when it comes to fillers because the filling agent can shift underneath the surface of the skin and cause clumps of build-up leading to awkward skin blemishes.
  2. Those looking for semi-permanent to almost completely permanent facial modifications should look to synthetic fillers. You must consider that using synthetic filler will make possible imperfections to be permanent as well. Imperfections can be corrected, but that would be an additional procedure that is especially difficult to perform. Along with possibly permanent imperfections, synthetic fillers can have a higher risk of causing allergic reactions that can be moderate to severe in nature. Moderate reactions are itching and small rashes, and severe reactions can require the removal of the filling agent which would be another costly procedure.

Varying Viscosities

  • Wrinkles can vary in depth, they can be deep marionette lines, or shallow forehead clumps. Depending on the depth, fillers can be tailored to your need. Synthetic fillers are best used for deep wrinkles. They possess a stronger structuring than natural fillers and can thus hold their place longer. However, synthetic fillers can also cause clumping and permanent undesirable results, which are why for shallower wrinkles, natural fillers should be used. Natural fillers last only 3-18 months, but they are far more malleable thus allowing them to leave a smooth finish as they naturally spread out underneath the skin. These are the basics to understanding which facial filler is best for you.

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