What are dermal facial fillers?
and what do they do?
Dermal fillers are cosmetic materials (cosmetic fillers) which are injected into or below the skin for various non-surgical cosmetic enhancements.
The main types of dermal fillers
Hyaluronic Acid fillers (HA),
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA),
Poly-L-lactic Acid (PLLA).
Common types of face fillers
Include HA filler brand names such as: Restylane, Belotero Balance, Revanesse® Versa, Juvéderm, Juvéderm Voluma, and RHA.
CaHA filler by Radiesse.
PLLA filler by Sculptra.
What Do Dermal Fillers Actually Do?
In short, dermal fillers add support underneath our skin. As we age we tend to lose the support structures below our skin, such as bone, muscle, fat and connective tissue. The result of this loss of support is that our skin tends to bend, fold and sag in characteristic ways making us appear tired and older. Dermal fillers help to replace the lost support system below the skin. By adding back support below the skin the goal is to elevate the skin to its original natural position making you appear rested and younger.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last In The Face?
The various brands of cosmetic facial fillers can persist in the face for several months to several years depending on the type of filler, how much of the filler was placed (more filler lasts longer) and the area of the face treated.
At What Age Do People Start Using Cosmetic Fillers To Enhance The Face?
Some people start using cosmetic fillers in the face as early as their twenties and thirties, commonly for the lips, and for the nasal labial folds. The goal should always be to keep the skin supported and in its original position. For most people, it is advantageous to receive facial fillers early in the aging process to maintain the skin as close to its original position as possible.
How Do I Choose Which Cosmetic Filler Is Best For Me?
Choosing the right cosmetic injector is by far the most important decision in improving your cosmetic results from facial fillers. An experienced doctor will select the best filler for you.