Some Interesting but Forgotten Facts and Uses of Dermal Fillers
The use of dermal fillers goes as far back as the early part of the 1890s. People who wanted to look better in general removed scaring, sunken cheeks, weak chins, deep wrinkles, smile lines, aged hands, and dimples using dermal fillers. Some of these vanity procedures even included lip enhancement.
19th Century doctors did not use today’s modern collagen; instead, fat from one part of the body was taken and then injected into the face or arms, giving the patients a youthful, vibrant look. It was thought at the time that removing fat cells from one part of the body and putting them in a non-fatty part of the body was actually healthy for the overall body. Interestingly, this procedure was completely painless, and in some modern applications the procedure is still being used today.
By the 1950s, using one’s own personal fat cells for dermal fillers was moving to the wayside as doctors began using paraffin and silicone. However, the increased use of silicone from naturally occurring fat cells led to various health concerns and safety issues. In 1980, the move was made from silicone to collagen, a completely organic material found in cow skin.
Collagen poses no safety or health risks to humans and collagen injections are one of the most modern day common procedures. Still, the use of one’s own fat cells continues to be popular to treat such aesthetic deformities such as sunken cheeks or aged hands. In 2008, out of 58,000 derma filler treatments, 50.4 percent came from human fat cells, whereas 49.6 percent used collagen from cows.
Although it is widely known that these dermal filler procedures are done in the UK, there are no actual official numbers to determine exactly how many people are receiving these particular treatments. But dermal filler procedures are inexpensive, relatively painless, safe, and without health risk. Dermal fillers are great alternatives to expensive, painful plastic cosmetic surgery.
This technique is generally used for:
- Correcting face wrinkles and folds
- Reducing the folds on the aged skin
- Rebalancing and bringing symmetry and shape to the face.
- Reducing the presence of unwanted impressions or scars that spoil appearance.
- Reshaping and sculpting the lips giving them a youthful look
The process involves using a gel like substance that is injected directly into the skin that helps physical lifting and molding of the shape for your face.
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