What You Need To Know About Dermal Fillers


You will age no matter what you do. The aging process is innate in all living things but unlike the plants and animals, humans can do something about it. Everyone will age but not at the same time and the same way. Some people age gracefully while others take the toll very hard.

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The visible signs of aging can be seen on the skin wherein it gets dull, dry and sags. Lines and wrinkles are also getting prominent. While other people let nature takes its course, some people will do everything and anything to defy the aging process.

The common treatment for these problems is an injectable treatment called dermal fillers.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are substances with the consistency of a gel. These temporary fillers are injected below the skin to replace the lost volume, smoothen the lines or smoothen the wrinkles. On the other hand, some people would subscribe to dermal fillers to make the contour of their face or other parts of the body more prominent. 

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

FDA has approved several types of dermal fillers but the most commonly used by cosmetic surgeons are the following.

Hyaluronic Acid. This substance is already found in the body hence it is safe to use. It does not only help the skin be plumper but also it helps in the hydration. It can last up to 12 months beneath the skin until it will be absorbed naturally.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite. This substance is naturally found in our bones and in order to make it into a filler, it is processed to become a gel-like substance. The consistency of this substance is thicker than the previous mentioned but its lifespan is almost the same.

Poly-L-lactic Acid. This is a biodegradable synthetic substance that is safe to use. They are also considered as collagen stimulators that are capable of smoothening the fine lines. These fillers are injected deeper into the tissue and can last up to 2 years.

Polymethylmethacrylate. This is also a synthetic substance that has been used in the medical field for centuries. A small sphere-shaped of PMMA is placed under the skin which could last longer than the other fillers.

Autologous Fat Injections. For a long-lasting filler, this is the best option. But unlike the rest, this procedure requires surgery. Fat from other parts of the body is suctioned, purified and injected into the face. Only certified cosmetic surgeons can perform this procedure.

To know more about dermal fillers, ask a cosmetic surgeon with several years of experience, extensive knowledge, highly skilled, and well precise.