4 Surprising Facts About Facial Fillers
Facial fillers are among the most popular anti-aging products and procedures in the world. Facial fillers do everything from filling wrinkles, to lifting eyebrows, enhancing cheekbones, erasing smile lines, and even eradicating crow’s feet! Facial fillers leave patients looking rested, rejuvenated and younger.
In this article our Birmingham med Spa shares 5 surprising facts about facial fillers that may encourage you to try them yourself.
People have been Injecting Facial Fillers for More than 100 Years
Facial fillers were actually invented in the late 1800s! Austrian surgeon Robert Gersuny experimented with injecting mineral oil and paraffin wax as facial fillers. In fact, the practice was quite popular till the mid-1920s, but ended when a few famous women developed severe complications.
Today’s facial fillers are not made of these artificial ingredients, but are comprised of safe, natural substances found in the body.
Facial Filler Injections are the Most Popular Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedure
More than two and a half million facial filler procedures are performed in the United States every year. Facial fillers containing hyaluronic acid is the most popular, accounting for more than two million facial filler injections annually.
Facial Fillers are Made of Natural Substances
Many of today’s facial fillers are made of naturally-derived substances. Hyaluronic acid (HA) – used in both Juvederm and Restylane – is a substance naturally produced in the human body. HA was approved as a facial filler by the FDA in 2003.
Collagen fillers were FDA-approved in 1981, and can derived from humans or from cows. Another natural filler is sterilized human fat, harvested from the patient (typically the love handles), or collected and sterilized from donors.
Many Men Get Facial Fillers, Too!
Facial filler use by men is growing every year. The number of male patients receiving g facial filler injections grew by 6% in 2015. However, the type of products, and the volume needed is different from their female counterparts’.
Men generally require more filler than women because of the texture of their skin. Additionally, men generally prefer a more chiseled, less soft, look – which means the “puffy” look of hyaluronic acid may not be the best filler choice for men.
Birmingham’s Best Facial Filler MedSpa
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali offers the best and most advanced technologies in facial fillers. Schedule a consultation to see which type of facial filler or injection is best for your skin issues and beauty goals. Then relax in our Birmingham, MI MedSpa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!
Schedule a Facial Filler Consultation at our Birmingham MedSpa: 248.335.7200