Types of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers come in several types made from different materials. These include:
Hyaluronic acid is found in your skin, where it pulls in and holds onto moisture. It has become a popular ingredient in skincare products, and the most popular and widely available category of dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers come in a variety of formulas for all areas of the face. Forms of hyaluronic acid fillers include Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero Balance®. A more recent addition has become the RHA® collections of fillers.
This material stimulates collagen development, so your enhanced volume develops over time. Because your body produces collagen, this type of filler can last up to two years. Sculptra® uses this material to smooth out lines and wrinkles or add volume. It is popularly used to create a larger, more plump apple bottom for your derrière.
Found naturally in bones, this material adds immediate volume and stimulates collagen production. By the time the body has absorbed the calcium hydroxylapatite, it has formed enough new collagen to maintain your results for up to a year and a half. Radiesse® uses this material to get results. It is popular in the temples, neck, and hands.
Where Can You Use Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers can target many areas of the face and can even work on the body for purposes like lifting and smoothing out scars. You can use dermal fillers for:
- Adding volume to sunken cheeks
- Plumping the lips
- Smoothing out lines and wrinkles
- Softening deep creases and folds
- Enhancing facial contours
- Adding natural-looking lift
Your nurse injector has considerable experience in the art of placing dermal fillers to give you the results you want.