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Why We Don’t Use Permanent Dermal Fillers

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As we age, our skin inevitably loses elasticity and volume, leading to wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of maturity. While these changes are natural, many seek cosmetic treatments to restore a more youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers have become a popular solution, but not all fillers are created equal. At Eden Medical we consciously avoid using permanent dermal fillers due to their potential risks and limitations.

The Drawbacks of Permanent Fillers

Permanent dermal fillers are designed to provide long-lasting results by injecting a substance that cannot be absorbed or broken down by the body. However, this permanence comes with major drawbacks:

  1. Lack of Flexibility: Our faces continually change as we age, and a permanent filler injected in your 40s may look unnatural or even disfigured as you enter your 60s or beyond.

  2. Irreversible Complications: If a permanent filler causes an adverse reaction, such as swelling, lumps, or an allergic response, the effects may be irreversible without invasive surgical intervention.

  3. Unnatural Appearance: Permanent fillers can sometimes create an overfilled look that deviates from a natural, youthful aesthetic.

  4. Potential for Migration: Over time, permanent fillers can shift or migrate from their original injection site, leading to undesirable results.

The Benefits of Temporary Fillers

Instead of permanent options, we prefer to use temporary dermal fillers like Restylane. These fillers offer several advantages:

  1. Natural Ingredients: Temporary fillers are typically made from substances like hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and can be safely metabolised over time.

  2. Reversibility: If a temporary filler produces an undesirable outcome, it can often be dissolved or allowed to dissipate naturally within months.

  3. Adaptability: As your face changes with age, temporary filler treatments can be adjusted or tailored to maintain a natural, age-appropriate appearance.

  4. Gradual Results: Temporary fillers can be administered gradually, allowing for a subtle, natural-looking enhancement over multiple treatments.

Treatment Process

Your journey with temporary dermal fillers begins with an in-depth consultation. One of our skilled injectors will discuss your areas of concern, and your goals, and determine if fillers are the ideal treatment for you. We’ll also review the different filler options and develop a personalised treatment plan.

Once you proceed with the treatment, the dermal fillers are precisely injected into the targeted areas using a very fine needle or cannula. The injections themselves typically cause only mild discomfort.

After your injections, you may experience some minor swelling or bruising but can resume most normal activities right away. Within 1-2 weeks, the fillers will fully integrate, revealing a refreshed, natural-looking result that can last 6 months to 2 years, depending on the product used.

We’ll schedule a follow-up appointment for 2 weeks after to monitor your results and determine if any retreatment is needed to maintain your rejuvenated appearance.

Final Thoughts

At Eden Medical, we prioritise safety, natural-looking results, and personalised care. By avoiding permanent dermal fillers, we can provide our patients with flexible, adaptable treatments that complement their unique ageing process.

If you’re considering dermal fillers, schedule a consultation with our experienced team to explore the best temporary options for achieving a refreshed, youthful appearance.

FAQs on Permanent Dermal Fillers?

The longevity of temporary fillers can vary, but most last between 6-24 months before requiring another session. Factors like the type of filler, treatment area, and your body’s metabolic rate all play a role.
Temporary fillers can achieve highly effective, natural-looking results when administered by an experienced injector. While results aren’t permanent, the fillers allow for gradual adjustments over time.

Common temporary side effects may include swelling, bruising, redness or tenderness at the injection site. More rare risks include infection or vascular occlusion. Temporary fillers carry far fewer potential complications than permanent options.

Yes, one of the major benefits of hyaluronic acid-based temporary fillers is that they can be dissolved using an injectable solution if you are unhappy with the cosmetic outcome.

Most temporary filler treatments require very little to no downtime. You may experience some minor swelling or bruising, but can typically return to normal activities right away.

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