Can Dermal Fillers be Reversed?
There are so many talented and qualified cosmetic dermatologists out there, and it’s surprising that we still have so many celebrities with plumped up cheeks, overinflated lips and other evidence of enhancements that are very obvious.
The idea of having injectable dermal filler becomes quite scary because of these celebrities. It is, therefore, important that if you are considering your first injectable filler, you need to know which ones are reversible and which ones are not.
Most common reversible dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is sugar that occurs naturally in the skin and joint spaces. It makes the skin and joints slippery.
Many of the dermal filler manufacturers have created an injectable gel form of hyaluronic acid. This gel absorbs water, so when you inject it, it will absorb water and expand acting like a sponge. The dermal filler made with hyaluronic acid are Juvederm Ultra, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Belotero, Juvederm Voluma, and Restylane.
The advantage of the hyaluronic acid dermal fillers is that there is a product called Vitrase, which is an enzyme that can quickly be injected to reverse any adverse effects immediately.
Radiesse and Sculptra are not immediately reversible due to the composition. Radiesse comprises of calcium-based microspheres that can be injected under the skin through a gel formula. Once injected, the results of Radiesse are permanent. And its volumizing effects could last for a year or more. Radiesse is an excellent option if you are seeking a treatment that needs a little upkeep, but it can be unfortunate if you are not happy with the results.
Sculptra is a synthetic gel is made with lactic acid (poly-L-lactic acid) that is naturally found in the body. Sculptra injection does not have an antidote that can reverse its effects. Once injected, the results will reveal themselves over time as the injected areas begin to volumize due to the stimulating properties of collagen. However, Sculptra injection does not cause permanent effects and, without follow-up treatments, the body will absorb the product within six months, thereby fading its effects.
Regardless of the reversible or long-lasting properties of dermal filler, it is advisable for one to go to a qualified cosmetic doctor who can expertly and safely inject dermal fillers and create a natural-looking outcome. One also needs a cosmetic dermatologist who can quickly diagnose any adverse reactions, fine tune the nuances of placement and size and prevent risks of infection.
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