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What Types of Dermal Fillers Are Available? Are They Good for Your Face?

Jun 03, 2022

Medical Spa

Though everyone wishes for a youthful appearance, our skin tends to lose its natural elasticity and volume as we age. Drooping skin, fine lines, and deflated jawlines are inevitable signs of aging, and dermal fillers can help reverse such age-related skin issues.

Dermal fillers are an effective, minimally invasive treatment for various skin concerns. Gel-like substances are injected into your skin to help neutralize multiple signs of aging, such as dark circles, wrinkles, thinning lips, etc. Dermal fillers are made of both natural and synthetic materials and can enhance displaced contours, remove creases and wrinkles, reduce scar marks and add volume to thin lips.

What Do Different Dermal Fillers Do and How Effective Are They?

With various types of dermal fillers available in the market, choosing the right one might seem complicated. The right dermal filler must be selected based on your skin concerns, degree of damage, budget, and skin expert's advice.

Here are some popular dermal fillers that you might want to consider:

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin, and it’s known for keeping the skin hydrated and voluminous. The same substance is injected into joints to ease arthritis pain. By using this dermal filler, you can experience the following changes in your skin:

  • Reduced acne scars
  • ReReduced nasolabial furrows
  • ReReduced frown lines
  • ReLess smoker's lines
  • ReFaded injury and burn scars

Most popular HA brands are Juvederm, Balotero and Restylane.

Polyalkylimide

This is a semi-permanent filler that plastic surgeons often use to treat deep wrinkles and plump thin lips. Also effective in redefining contour lines and jawline, this dermal filler has less risk of allergic reactions. A single session is enough to inject a substantial dose of polyalkylimide.

Polylactic Acid

This synthetic dermal filler can prompt your body to produce collagen. It is known for:

  • Plumping thin lips
  • Reducing nasolabial folds
  • Treating lines caused by laughing

It works slowly, and the results can take four to six months to show up. Three sessions a month might be needed to infuse the required dose.

Calcium Hydroxylate

This mineral-like compound is naturally found in the bones and is used for:

  • Minimizing nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and frown lines
  • Achieving fuller cheeks and facial contour
  • Treating facial wasting

How Do Dermal Fillers Work, and How Long Do They Last?

Dermal fillers fill in the facial areas to enhance your skin and appearance. They imitate the naturally occurring substances in your body and boost your skin by adding volume to targeted areas, thus reversing the signs of aging. The tissue-friendly gel works wonders in diminishing fine lines, wrinkles, contour displacement, saggy skin, and other skin concerns. The results for various dermal fillers vary. Few dermal fillers like Juvederm Ultra and Radiesse last up to 12 months, provided you get a touch-up every 6 to 8 months. Fillers like Bellafill last for up to 5 years.

If you want to learn more about dermal fillers and know which ones are right for you, contact us today at Lifestyle Physicians Aesthetics to schedule an appointment.

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