Long Lasting and Temporary Procedures

Facial fillers are one of the most popular ways to remove unwanted wrinkles and lines of the face. They can be used in areas around the eyes, nose, nose, and mouth. These cosmetic procedures produce the best results. Some of the achieved results are long lasting whereas some are temporary procedures. Surgeons apply the facial fillers under the skin to increase its volume and eliminate wrinkles which may appear around the mouth, nose, and eyes. The dermal fillers can tighten the skin and make the skin appear fresh and rejuvenating.

However facial fillers are generally of two types- Permanent or long-lasting facial fillers and Temporary facial fillers.

Permanent or long-lasting facial fillers

These require special considerations before undergoing such treatments because the results obtained are typical permanent if the procedure is carried on properly. The experience and expertise of the surgeon can help to predict the result achieved. The most common permanent fillers are silicone, Bellafill and the transfer of fat from another part of the body.

Fat transfer is performed by extracting fat from other parts of the body like abdomen or thighs thus making it easy to resolve some cosmetic issues. Silicone can also be used to augment the lips while providing softness and a natural appearance. Silicone fillers are also very useful to address acne and scarring. Whereas, Bellafill is a semi-permanent solution that is useful for acne scars and use collagen to improve the smoothness of the skin. The results typically last for up to five years.

Temporary facial fillers

The most commonly used facial fillers provide temporary results and also require the maximum applications over time. This is thus a least invasive procedure in contrast with other surgical procedures. However, temporary facial fillers produce the best results and successfully eliminates the signs of aging. These are also considered as the safest procedure. The most common temporary facial fillers are Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra.

Temporary versus long-lasting:

When people consider a cosmetic procedure to rejuvenate the facial appearance certain things must be taken into account. There are varieties of cosmetic procedures like some are less invasive and have minimal recovery time while others have more invasive and may require several weeks or months to recover fully. Undoubtedly, the non-invasive procedures are inherently attractive and they usually offer a short-term discomfort. Additionally, it involves no scars and no bruising or swelling. Some of the treatments are Botox, dermal fillers, lasers and IPL therapy, chemical peeling, micro-needling.

Botox injections are a minimally invasive procedure which relaxes the muscles that creates the wrinkles between the eyebrows across the forehead, in the corner of the eyes. The results typically last for not more than three to four months after undergoing the procedure. This makes the patient repeat the injections in order to maintain the results. However, the dermal fillers last longer though it depends on the area of treatment and the type of fillers used. The surgeons and patients choice must also be taken into account.

One of the biggest drawbacks of undergoing a permanent procedure is that the obtained result cannot be altered or reversed. A facelift procedure is one such permanent or long-lasting results, like it may last up to a year. Surgeons typically call facial rejuvenation surgery as a permanent procedure which creates a great improvement in the tightness of the skin and neck contour. The results typically last for about seven to ten years. However, the results may vary from person to person and the way the skin is taken care. After undergoing a long-lasting or permanent procedure the patients may also wish to undergo a second procedure after seven to ten years.

Another more important aspect is the cost of the procedures to be undergone. There is no doubt that the surgical procedures which are short-term are less expensive than those cosmetic procedures which produce long-lasting results. Finally, it is very helpful to think about both the temporary procedures and permanent procedures. Because younger patients may wish to undergo a temporary procedure as they may wish to alter their achieved results whereas older patients may wish to undergo a permanent procedure and maintain the achieved result.