DERMAL FILLERS EFFECTS
Dermal fillers are an important tool in the armamentarium of an aesthetic dermatologist in the management of ageing skin. Easy availability of fillers and increased enthusiasm amongst the dermatologists and plastic surgeons to use this modality.
In this era of evidence-based medicine and litigations against doctors. Dermatologists should be vigilant about different acts of omission and commission in the use of fillers. This article briefly discusses the dos and don’ts with respect to dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers have revolutionized the field of cosmetic dermatology. As evidenced by the presence of a large number of products in the market. In addition, Fillers have different usage for several other aesthetic and non-aesthetic indications too.
It is crucial that dermatologists adopt safe practices in aesthetic dermatology. In fact , This article highlights the do’s and don’ts of filler practice to ensure successful outcomes for the patient and the physician.
The Right Technique:
The right technique of administration has to be used for the filler being injected and for the site where it is being deposited.
By deeply injecting a superficially filler, it just diffuses in the deeper plane. Even though, It requires larger volumes to fill the defect and also results in faster resolution.
Denser fillers when injected superficially lead to lumpiness and blanching.
Furthermore, there has been a rapid expansion in the use of dermal fillers in dermatology–aesthetic practice. While using fillers, all young dermatologists would do well to remember the advice of William Osler: ‘Be not the first to try the new nor the last to lay aside the old’.