Dermal fillers are used to minimize the signs of aging, address fine lines and folds in the skin, as well as enhance natural features.
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are used to restore volume, fill in wrinkles, and enhance facial features. They are typically made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the skin, or other materials such as calcium hydroxylapatite or poly-L-lactic acid.
Dermal fillers are commonly used to treat wrinkles and fine lines around the nose, mouth, and eyes, as well as to add volume to areas such as the cheeks, lips, and jawline. They work by plumping up the skin and adding volume to areas that have lost their natural fullness due to aging or other factors.
Dermal filler injections are typically performed in a doctor’s office and can be completed in a short amount of time. The results of dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the type of filler used and the area being treated. It’s important to choose a qualified and experienced provider for dermal filler injections to minimize the risk of complications.
Types of Dermal Fillers
There are several different types of dermal fillers available, each with its own unique properties and uses. The most common types of dermal fillers include:
- Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: These are the most commonly used dermal fillers and are made from a naturally occurring substance found in the skin called hyaluronic acid. They are typically used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and add volume to areas such as the cheeks, lips, and jawline.
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers: These fillers are made from a mineral-like compound that is found naturally in bones. They are typically used to treat deeper wrinkles and folds, as well as to add volume to the cheeks and chin.
- Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers: These fillers are made from a biodegradable, synthetic substance that stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen. They are typically used to treat deeper wrinkles and folds, as well as to add volume to areas such as the cheeks and temples.
- Polymethyl Methacrylate Fillers: These are synthetic fillers that are typically used to treat deeper wrinkles and folds. They are composed of tiny, microspheres that are suspended in a gel-like substance.
- Autologous Fat Injections: These involve taking fat from one area of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, and injecting it into the face to add volume and treat wrinkles.
The choice of filler will depend on the area being treated, the depth of the wrinkles or folds, and the individual’s preferences and goals. It’s important to discuss the options with a qualified and experienced provider to determine the best course of treatment.