Cosmetic surgeons and injectors typically use Injectable dermal fillers for cosmetic facial procedures. The treatment helps minimize wrinkles, improve the shape and volume of the face, and revitalize the skin. You already have a chemical called Hyaluronic acid in your body, which is the basis for injectable dermal fillers.
How Do They Work?
By increasing the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, injectable dermal fillers rejuvenate and give volume to the skin, quickly reducing wrinkles and imparting a natural, softer appearance. Injectable dermal fillers are gels made from hyaluronic acid. The gel is safe for the skin and mimics the hyaluronic acid found in the human body. It lasts a long time, but not forever.
How Can Dermal Fillers Enhance My Appearance?
Although the masses popularly know injectable dermal fillers as “wrinkle fillers,” they are capable of much more than just smoothing out facial lines, though they are also great at this! Below, we’ve listed several of the most frequent conditions which injectable dermal fillers may help with:
- Smoothing lines around the mouth and the nose
- Improve and reinstate the volume of depressed cheeks
- Improving face symmetry
- Lip plumping
What are Injectable Dermal Fillers Made With?
Providers can choose from a wide range of filler solutions classified according to their source.
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Hyaluronic acid is a natural chemical present in your skin. And it aids in the hydration and plumpness of the skin. It’s common for HA fillers to be soft and gel-like. However, the effects are short-lived, lasting from six to 12 months or longer until the body slowly removes the particles. Cosmetic surgeons mix most HA fillers with lidocaine to alleviate pain during and after the procedure.
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
Calcium Hydroxylapatite is a naturally occurring material mostly present in human bones. When used as an injectable dermal filler, calcium particles are almost tiny and suspended in a smooth gel. Nonetheless, CaHA fillers have a thicker consistency than hyaluronic acid fillers and often last longer, roughly a year for many patients. Calcium Hydroxylapatite, used for deeper lines, is also proposed to promote natural collagen formation.
- Poly-L-lactic Acid
Biodegradable synthetic poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a synthetic chemical compatible with living organisms. Medical equipment like dissolvable sutures has been in use for many years. Poly-L-lactic acid products are classified as “collagen stimulators” since their main tactic for smoothing fine wrinkles is to assist your skin in regenerating natural collagen—the filler gel itself disappears after several days. According to research, poly-L-lactic acid has more than two years of efficacy in treating deeper wrinkles on the face.
Choosing a Provider for Filler Treatments
We recommend approaching injectable therapies with the same care and scrutiny as you would a surgical procedure. This is because non-surgical filler therapy is still a therapeutic method that involves specialized training, expertise, and skill to assure patient safety and natural-looking results. Hence, you should reach out to the Gulf Coast Institute of Rejuvenation because our experts understand facial anatomy, and have skilled injectors with years of training and experience to deliver the best results.