Depending upon the specific area for treatment, dermal fillers offer many benefits including diminished smile lines surround the nose and mouth, reduce frown lines between the eyes, improve shallow lines around the lips, enhance cheeks volume, plump lips, and minimizing wrinkles and facial lines.
Dermal fillers make your skin more resilient and firmer as the fillers stimulate the development of elastin and collagen which are important elements making your skin more youthful.
There are many types of filler available:
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in our bodies. They bind with the moisture content of the skin and thus help in enhancing the youthfulness of skin. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most common type of fillers.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are known with the following brand names:
This hyaluronic acid filler adds hydration and volume to indentations and wrinkles, especially around the nose and mouth. It also works effectively to plump up wrinkled and thin lips. Restylane lasts up to 6 months.
- JuvedermVoluma XC
It is injected under the skin and works instantly. It adds volume to the cheek area and around the chin. It lifts the cheek area subtly reversing the signs of ageing temporarily. You can have a more youthful appearance from this procedure that can last up to 2 years.
- Juvederm Volbella
Juvederm Vobella dermal filler is injected for increasing the volume and shaping of the lips. The lip filler provides a subtle look to the patient’s lips that lasts up to a year with only one sitting. Like Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Vollure also contains a numbing agent to reduce the pain.
- Juvederm Vollure
This hyaluronic acid filler is used for the lower parts of the face such as the lower part of the mouth and around the chin. This treatment can last for more than one year. Like other Juvederm procedures, this filler also contains pain reducers to make the treatment more comfortable and painless.
Results from the different dermal lines vary from person to person as the formula for each filler is unique and maybe because it affects each individual differently. Repeated filler treatments can stimulate the production of collagen naturally. So over time, fewer filler sittings and volume is required to achieve the same goals.
Synthetic Wrinkle Fillers
These synthetic wrinkle fillers do not occur in your skin naturally and are made in labs. However, these fillers last longer and may provide semi-permanent solutions so wrinkles and facial creases in some cases.
Sadly, synthetic products being long-lasting are more prone to side effects. Synthetic fillers are treated with foreign substances by your body and can cause severe side-effects. If not injected properly by a skilled and experienced medical professional, these can cause disfigurement.
Some of the examples of synthetic fillers include Radiesse, Sculptra, Silicone, and Bellafill.
Collagen Wrinkle Fillers
Originally derived from purified forms of animal collagen, these were the first group of wrinkle fillers. Although they work well and look natural, they break down quicker and are more prone to allergic reactions.
Now there are better ways of processing the collagen available that lower the risks significantly. There are more synthetic collagen fillers which are far safer. Results don’t last long, but the results are amazing and natural-looking.
Autologous Wrinkle Fillers
These wrinkle fillers are derived from the person’s fat, removed surgically from buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. It is then treated with other formulas and injected into the targeted area. This process is more time-consuming, more painful, and costly as it involves two separate procedures. Results of Autologous Wrinkle fillers are long-lasting and can be semi-permanent.
The latest form of autologous fillers is known as vampire lift which is platelet-rich plasma injections. Your blood is drawn, processed, and injected into the targeted areas of your face.