Types of Dermal Fillers

Types of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable products that are administered under the skin to restore volume, smooth wrinkles, lift sagging skin, augment cheeks, enhance lips, fill scars, and improve facial balance and harmony.

Treatment is performed in an office-setting, requires zero-downtime, and provides immediate results that can last six months to two years.

If you are considering injections and want to learn more about filler options, here’s what you need to know about hyaluronic acid and collagen-stimulating fillers.

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are among the most-requested injectables. They are designed to attract and hold moisture to provide instant plumping and hydration.

Application is smooth, results are natural-looking, and there is little to no chance of allergic reaction since HA is a naturally-occurring substance in the body.

Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero are popular hyaluronic acid fillers and can correct a wide range of cosmetic concerns.

In fact, each product within the Juvederm and Restylane families is constructed with a slightly different composition (some are thinner and more malleable, while others are thicker and stiffer).

Products are also injected at different depths depending on the treatment area and indication.

Collagen- Stimulating Dermal Fillers

Collagen-stimulating dermal fillers not only plump skin, they also induce an inflammatory response that stimulates collagenesis. As new collagen forms, it replaces the filler and strengthens the skin’s foundation and structure.

Radiesse and Sculptra are both excellent options for patients who are looking for long-lasting results and wish to avoid surgery and invasive procedures.

Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxylapatite and can restore midface volume and correct moderate to severe lines for up to one year.

Sculptra Aesthetic is another collagen-stimulating filler, whose main ingredient is poly-L-lactic acid. Like Radiesse, Sculptra promotes collagen growth and can provide facial rejuvenation for up to 2 years.

Although these injectables tend to have greater longevity than hyaluronic acid fillers, their effects cannot be reversed. On the other hand, Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero can be partially or fully dissolved with an enzyme called hyaluronidase.

Learn More

If you are considering dermal fillers, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Narine.

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