This category is a little different. Synthetic kinds are lab-produced solutions and are not related to any natural substance in the body. Side effects might vary from redness, swelling, or bruising to other less common ones such as bumps under the skin which in certain rare cases may need to be removed via surgery; but don’t worry, that is a worst-case scenario which seldom happens to patients.
Not to sound all negative, one of the pros of using a synthetic wrinkle is that they usually provide longer-lasting effects compared to other kinds; but make sure to use these fillers correctly, otherwise, since they are artificially made, they might cause serious problems like disfigurement.
This one is a semi-permanent type of dermal filler, often used by plastic surgeons. Since this specific type of filler is almost completely skin-friendly, meaning that it tends to cause minimal reaction with human tissue, no allergy test is required prior to using it. Polyalkylimide is commonly used in the following cases:
- Deeper wrinkles such as depressed scars
- To replace facial volume lost due to age
- Thin lips
A layer of collagen is usually formed around the treated area by which the injected gel will be surrounded. This can take up to about a month.
Regarded as a semi-permanent kind of filler, this filler is most often used to treat medium-to-deep wrinkles. It can also be used to enlarge thin lips and fill out scars. Whenever a more permanent solution to wrinkly skin is required, dermatologists seem to go for this type of dermal filler. Compared to collagen replacement therapy or hyaluronic therapy, this one stays with you for a longer period of time. However, one major downside of this treatment is that multiple injections might be required and it can take up to several months for the results to reveal themselves. Also, it may leave a visible mark on the skin if injected improperly.
You might be surprised to hear what the most common factor in this type of filler is: Fat! The surgeon would remove the needed fat from certain parts of your own body, thighs, buttocks, or stomach, and inject it into the area. The worrying part might be that the patient would have two procedures in this case. Furthermore, fat purification procedures could be costly and take more time than expected. Repeated injection might be required and the results are semi-permanent.