Dermal Fillers took the world by storm.
The arrival of hyaluronic acid-based fillers in the early 2000’s changed the landscape of cosmetic treatments. Suddenly, one could look effortlessly young without undergoing expensive and risky surgeries with irreversible consequences.
Dermal Fillers address the skin’s natural volume loss that comes with aging. It is used to correct mild to severe lines, wrinkles, and folds located in the face to give the skin a smooth, firm, and youthful appearance.
Every year, more than a million people opt for this safe, non-invasive cosmetic procedure to achieve supple, flawless skin.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Fillers are gel-like natural substances that are injected beneath the skin to fill in facial wrinkles, add volume, and restore smooth skin.
By making subtle modifications and restoring the skin’s fullness, dermal fillers are capable of enhancing a person’s appearance. More than just diminishing wrinkles, dermal fillers have become powerful tools to shape and define an individual’s facial features.
Dermal fillers take care of marionette lines, smile lines, smoker’s lines, nasolabial folds, and parenthesis lines.
They are also used to reduce vertical lip lines, redefining the natural shape of a person’s lips.
Dermal fillers can also add volume and plump the lips.
Dermal Fillers can also lift chins and smoothen creases and minimize the appearance of double chins.
Depending on how it is used, dermal fillers restore lost volume to the cheeks and may be used to define facial contours, to enhance the overall symmetry of the face.
Dermal Fillers last anywhere from three months to two years, with maintenance treatments issued every couple of months depending on the product. Repeat treatments are necessary for the long-term sustainability of the effects of the fillers.
How do Dermal Fillers work?
Once injected, dermal fillers supply nutrients including hyaluronic acid and collagen to the skin’s cells. These substances also regulate the water balance of the skin-- hydrating the skin cells and stimulating its growth. This results in restored volume in target areas.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic Acid-based fillers are the most sought-after injectable fillers in the world. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally-occurring substance in our body that is an important part of our skin’s volume and structure.
Aside from addressing moderate to severe lines, wrinkles, and folds, HA-based fillers may produce subtle to dramatic improvements regarding acne scars, cheek depressions, facial scars and burns. It also naturally revitalizes and stimulates the healthy growth of skin cells in the body.
CaHA (Calcium Hydroxylapatite) Fillers
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral-like compound naturally found in our bones. CaHA fillers are known to produce very natural and subtle effects at erasing moderate-to-severe creases around the nose and forehead.
CaHA is biosynthetically produced; the risks of an allergic reaction are significantly lowered because no animal products are utilized in the creation of the product.
Radiesse is a widely known brand of CaHA filler.
Polylactic Acid Fillers
Polylactic Acid is a synthetic, biodegradable substance that stimulates the body’s production of collagen.
Over time, our skin experiences volume loss due to the depletion of collagen and elastin production in the body. Polylactic Acid Fillers address that issue by stimulating collagen growth to treat deep nasolabial folds, plump thin lips, and fill fine lines and wrinkles.
Unlike any other fillers, Polylactic Fillers don’t showcase immediate results. It may take three monthly sessions to achieve the desired effects of the treatment.
Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA)
PMMA fillers are regarded as semi-permanent fillers used to treat medium to deep lines, wrinkles, and folds.
PMMA Fillers take the form of a tiny ball inserted deep into the skin to restore volume and structure. PMMA fillers may also contain collagen.
It may take up three months to realize the full effects of PMMA, but the results last significantly longer than any other fillers.
Over the years, dermal fillers have undergone countless innovations to tailor-fit treatments according to the individual’s unique needs.
There are a variety of treatments to choose from to effectively and safely cater to a patient’s desired outcomes. It is a cost-effective and sustainable solution to persistent signs of aging.
Dermal Fillers exist solely to enhance a person’s appearance, restore the skin back to youth, and provide confidence and satisfaction to its loyal patients.