What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are often used for treating deep-set facial wrinkles, and they can also add volume to hollow areas such as the cheeks, temples, and under the eyes, all of which are common effects of aging.
A major sign of aging, these lines are sometimes referred to as “smoker’s lines” because they are common in those who smoke, the process of puckering the lips repeatedly around a cigarette being the cause. Perioral rhytids (often referred to as perioral lines) are wrinkles around the edges of the lips. They can consist of very fine horizontal lines or deeper set wrinkles, and most commonly begin to make an appearance after the age of 40. However, perioral rhytids can also occur in nonsmokers. Sun damage can increase the likelihood of lines appearing, and some people are simply more likely to develop them as a result of their genetics.
Three different types of dermal fillers are more commonly used:
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
HA fillers are the most popular option since they are designed to bind water molecules to add volume beneath the skin. They’re regularly used to plump lips, smooth wrinkles, and folds, and remove scars, with their effects lasting between four and six months. We have a range of HA dermal fillers available, including Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, and Belotero.
Dermal fillers made from poly-L-lactic acid tend to be used to correct nasolabial folds the smile lines at each side of the mouth – and other contour deficiencies. These types of fillers help to stimulate collagen production to create a fuller, younger-looking appearance. Learn more about poly-lactic acid treatments like Sculptra.
Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is one of the most well-studied dermal fillers worldwide and is used to correct moderate-to-severe facial lines and folds and to replenish lost volume. It uses a naturally occurring mineral form of calcium apatite and is biodegradable and will be reabsorbed naturally by your metabolic process.