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Dermal Fillers

Injectable dermal fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of scars.

About Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, and enhance facial contours. They are a popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can provide immediate results with minimal downtime.

How it Works

Here’s a breakdown of how the most common types of dermal fillers work:

  1. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers:
  • Mechanism of Action: HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body that attracts and binds water molecules. When injected into the skin, HA fillers plump up the treated area by attracting water, adding volume, and hydrating the skin from within.
  • Examples: Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero.
  1. Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) Fillers:
  • Mechanism of Action: CaHA is a biocompatible substance that stimulates collagen production, a protein that provides structure and support to the skin. When injected, CaHA fillers immediately add volume and provide a scaffolding for new collagen growth, resulting in longer-lasting results.
  • Examples: Radiesse.
  1. Poly-L-lactic Acid (PLLA) Fillers:
  • Mechanism of Action: PLLA is a biocompatible, synthetic material that also stimulates collagen production. It works gradually over time by triggering the body’s natural collagen synthesis process, leading to a gradual improvement in skin volume and texture.
  • Examples: Sculptra.
  • Consultation: You’ll discuss your goals and concerns with a qualified healthcare professional who will assess your skin and recommend the most suitable filler type and injection technique.
  • Preparation: The treatment area will be cleansed and marked for injection. A topical numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort.
  • Injection: The filler is injected beneath the skin using a fine needle or cannula. The practitioner will carefully inject the filler into the targeted areas, sculpting and shaping the desired contours.
  • Massage and Adjustment: The practitioner may gently massage the treated area to ensure even distribution of the filler.
  • Recovery: There’s usually no downtime after dermal filler injections. You may experience some mild swelling, bruising, or redness, but these typically subside within a few days.

The effects of dermal fillers are not permanent, but they can vary in their longevity depending on the type of filler used and individual factors. While most fillers are designed to be gradually broken down and absorbed by the body over time, some fillers may have longer-lasting effects than others.

Here’s a breakdown of the persistence of different types of dermal fillers:

  1. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers:
  • Duration: Typically last 6-12 months, depending on the specific product and the treatment area. Thinner fillers used for fine lines may last around 6 months, while thicker fillers used for volumizing cheeks or jawline may last up to 18 months or longer.
  • Persistence: HA fillers are naturally broken down by the body over time, so their effects gradually diminish. However, repeated treatments can help maintain the desired results.
  1. Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) Fillers:
  • Duration: Can last up to 12-18 months or longer, as CaHA stimulates collagen production, which can provide additional structure and support to the skin.
  • Persistence: CaHA fillers are also gradually absorbed by the body, but the collagen stimulation they induce may contribute to some longer-lasting improvement in skin texture and volume.
  1. Poly-L-lactic Acid (PLLA) Fillers:
  • Duration: Can last up to 2 years or more, as PLLA also stimulates collagen production.
  • Persistence: PLLA fillers are known for their ability to provide gradual and long-lasting results. The collagen stimulation continues over time, even after the PLLA particles are broken down, leading to sustained improvements in skin volume and texture.

Dermal fillers are generally considered safe when administered by a qualified and experienced healthcare professional. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with dermal fillers.

Common side effects:

  • Bruising and swelling: These are the most common side effects and usually resolve within a few days.
  • Redness and tenderness: The injection site may be red and tender for a few days.
  • Lumps or bumps: Small lumps or bumps may appear under the skin, but they usually resolve on their own or can be easily corrected by your practitioner.

Candidates for Dermal Fillers

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Volume loss
  • Thinning lips
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Want to reduce facial wrinkles without surgery
  • Scars

Dermal fillers are ideal for a wide range of individuals who are seeking to enhance their facial features, restore lost volume, or address specific skin concerns. However, the ideal candidate for dermal fillers will depend on their individual needs and goals.

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have a question?

Quick answers to questions you may have

Most fillers contain lidocaine, a numbing agent, to minimize discomfort.

Most people can resume their normal activities immediately.

No, fillers are gradually broken down by the body over time.

HA fillers can be dissolved with an enzyme injection.