The rumor mill is always churning, cranking out stories that may dissuade someone from even looking into certain products or care regimens. But this disinformation shouldn’t keep anyone from learning the truth.
When it comes to dermal fillers, many people have heard a lot of horror stories. And while some unfortunate side effects have occurred in the past, several studies have proven the safety of dermal fillers.
It’s important to keep in mind that though there are a few unapproved fillers, there are several that have already received approval from the FDA.
- Hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvéderm) – made from natural sugar already present in the body
- Calcium hydroxylapatite – a phosphate mineral and a component of bone structure
- Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) – a biodegradable synthetic filler
- Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) – a synthetic filler that uses beads in a collagen solution
Keep in mind that the FDA approval process is rigorous. And the FDA recommends avoiding over-the-counter fillers. Instead, it’s best to choose a professional who uses only FDA-approved dermal fillers.
Dermal Fillers & Widespread Use
Across the country and the globe, dermal fillers have been used by millions of men and women. Correspondingly, only a few side effects have been reported with this volume of people.
The widespread production and use of dermal fillers would not be possible if major side effects had been reported. And as the popularity of dermal fillers continues to rise, people are becoming less concerned about rumors regarding purported side effects.
Highly Trained Clinicians
Injecting substances into the body requires experience and developed skills. And though there are plenty of ads for dermal fillers which claim that people can inject on their own, it’s best to have a professional perform this procedure.
Experts must be able to assess your facial conditions, plan the procedure, choose the appropriate FDA-approved filler, and inject the exact amount of filler required. Additionally, an expert clinician will also instruct the patient on proper aftercare.
Elevate is a medical aesthetics provider that specializes in injection services, including dermal fillers. Located in Anchorage, Alaska, Elevate helps patients to achieve more youthful skin in a professional setting.
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