Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are very popular cosmetic treatments that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fill in scars to reduce the signs of aging and restore youthful facial contours. Filler injections are an effective method of treating wrinkles and small scars, such as acne, but also for building up lips. It is because they balance out the missing substance in a natural way.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse etc) are injections of thin gel like substances into and below the skin. The goal is to fill lines and wrinkles or to restore volume in the cheeks, temples or lips. The doctor blocks the treated area with a local anesthetic before injecting. In most cases, results last 9-12 months.

Types of Dermal Fillers:

Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. There are several products in the Juvederm family. They all are used to help people address the facial signs of aging. Each product in the Juvederm line features different bonding and concentrations of hyaluronic acid. The different products are each tailored to target specific problems when injected into different areas and depths. Juvederm fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency.

Radiesse is an injectable filler used to plump wrinkled or folded areas of the skin, most often on the face. As it works, Radiesse stimulates the naturally-occurring collagen beneath your skin. It works immediately, can last for up to two years, and is a highly sought-after choice for dermal filling.

Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body's own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines that run from your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines).

What dermal fillers can do?

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars
  • Reconstruct contour deformities in the face

How long do dermal fillers last?

Most fillers are biodegradable, which means the body naturally absorbs the filler over time. It depends how your body reacts and which hyaluronic acid is used, but most dermal fillers will last between six to 18 months. Many people will opt to repeat the treatments after six to nine months to maintain consistent results.

Who is a good candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Adults who have mild-to-moderate wrinkles or who want to add volume and plumpness to skin areas such as the lips, cheeks or nose may benefit from dermal fillers. The ideal candidate should be in good health with no medical conditions or allergies, does not smoke, and is able to maintain good skin hygiene following the injection.

Is there a difference between Botox and dermal filler?

Yes, there is 100% a difference between Botox and fillers. Botox stops the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles, whilst dermal fillers plump from below the wrinkle to smooth them out and promote the youthful look.