Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that is injected under the skin. Once injected, dermal fillers help restore volume to the face, smooth outlines, and soften the face. They can also be used to enhance certain facial features like the lips and cheeks.
Dermal fillers are the most popular facial rejuvenation treatment. It is a more cost-effective and less invasive way to enhance your face’s appearance without painful surgery or a long recovery.
Dermal fillers, also known as wrinkle fillers, are an excellent way to reduce wrinkles’ appearance. However, there are many more benefits to this cosmetic procedure. Dermal fillers are a perfect way to improve the symmetry of the face. It can also enhance lips, giving patients that plump pout everyone wants. They can also eliminate chin creases, vertical lip lines and improve or restore the face’s volume.
Several dermal filler products are FDA approved. The most common and popular are Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Hyaluronic Acid, Ply-L-lactic Acid, Polymethylmethacrylate, and Autologous fat injections.
Calcium Hydroxyapatite or CaHA
CaHA is a natural substance found mostly in human bones. The CaHA filler is a thicker filler than others, and it tends to last longer, at about 12 months.
Hyaluronic Acid or HA
HA is a natural substance in the skin. HA fillers are very soft. They result in just a temporary fix that lasts for about 6 to 12 months. There are several different fillers, such as Juvéderm, Restylane, and Belotero Balance.
This filler is biocompatible. It is safe to use in the body. Better known as “collagen stimulators,” this filler acts as a mechanism that smooths out lines and induces natural collagen production. It is typically used to treat severe wrinkles, and it can last more than 2 years.
Polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA
PMMA is a synthetic, biocompatible substance. It is safe to use on the skin. When injected, the PMMA filler acts as a tiny ball under the skin to provide support.
Autologous Fat Injections
Also known as Facial Fat Grafting, this injection is the only dermal filler that requires surgery. The results are more permanent. During this treatment, your fat is taken from your body and injected into another area of the face to restore volume.
The best way to ensure you select the right filler is through a consultation at our office. During this time, you will speak with your provider, who will determine which filler would be right to meet your needs and goals.