Are Injectable Fillers a Safe Alternative to Plastic Surgery?

If you are unsatisfied with your appearance but are afraid of going under the knife just to improve your looks, there are many reasons why you may be wise to heed that instinct. Any surgery, even an elective surgery like cosmetic surgery, may carry a level of risk that you are unable to accept. Complications, allergic reactions, accidents, and other factors can cause serious health problems that could endanger your life or linger long after your initial surgery. However, if you have things about yourself that you would like to more safely touch up, injectable fillers and injectable treatments such as BOTOX® may provide you with a safer alternative.

A Non-Surgical Alternative

While many cosmetic surgical operations are now accomplished with cutting-edge technology such as lasers, many still require significant incisions, invasive probes, and even tissue removal to accomplish the goal of the surgery. Any operation that requires general anesthesia carries with it significant additional risks. However, injectable fillers are no more dangerous than a visit to a physician to get a flu shot or any other injectable treatment.

How Do Injectable Fillers Work?

While a non-surgical treatment that gives similar results to a cosmetic surgery may sound too good to be true, the fact is that for most patients, very minor changes to appearance can have radically positive enhancements. Injectable fillers are designed to treat specific conditions in the skin which lead to the appearance of aging. Specifically, the hyaluronic acid is a natural replacement for a substance that already exists in the body at a higher volume when we are young.

Are Filler Injections Right for You?

If you are in relatively good health yet have noticed that your skin doesn’t look as healthy as it used to, dermal fillers can be a viable alternative to cosmetic surgical procedures. Do you think that an injectable filler treatment is the best way for you to meet your beauty goals? Consult the team at Dundee Dermatology in Chicago for more information. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in West Dundee.