Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, or enhance facial contours. They are typically used to fill in wrinkles, but they can also help restore youthful full cheeks, reverse sunken temples, or improve facial symmetry. There are several types of dermal fillers depending on the type of gel-like substance used. Common FDA-approved filler ingredients include hyaluronic acid (HA), calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) and poly-L-lactic acid.
How Does It Work?
Dermal fillers are utilized by injecting these into the skin for facial cosmetic procedures. Dermal fillers rejuvenate and add volume to the skin, rapidly minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and creating a natural, softer look by increasing the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers are non-animal hyaluronic acid stabilized gels that may be injected into the skin. The gel is gentle on the skin and closely matches the hyaluronic acid found naturally in the body.
What Can You Expect?
These fillers are quick and virtually painless with immediate results. Some patients may experience mild bruising or swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment. The effects of dermal fillers are a smoother, plumper and more youthful complexion.