Dermal fillers offer a temporary solution for loss of facial volume and signs of aging. Different dermal fillers contain various ingredients that target specific aspects of facial rejuvenation.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a family of injectables designed to restore volume in the face and reduce signs of aging. Also known as a liquid facelift, dermal fillers can be used by skilled providers to create a more youthful appearance and define facial features. The results are not permanent but provide visible anti-aging benefits with no downtime. They may be combined with other treatments such as Botox® and laser therapy.
What Types of Dermal Fillers are There?
Winter Park Plastic Surgery offers a variety of dermal fillers based on your personal goals.
As a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, Juvederm® focuses on the cheeks, lines, folds around the mouth, and lip enhancements.
As another hyaluronic-based injectable, Restylane® focuses on nasolabial folds, wrinkles around the mouth, cheek lifts, and lip augmentation.
Radiesse offers long-lasting results in the nasolabial area, sunken cheeks, and wrinkles throughout the face.
Sculptra® is a poly-L-lactic acid-based injectable. It stimulates your body to produce collagen, a natural filler.
What Ingredients are in Dermal Fillers?
Depending on the brand and formulation, dermal fillers are made of different ingredients. These ingredients focus on varying facial concerns.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the market’s most common types of fillers. As a naturally occurring substance in the body, hyaluronic acid restores natural appearances. Its wide variety of uses makes it versatile in treating signs of aging and other skin conditions.
Some of the concerns hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers treat include acne scars, cheek depressions, crow’s feet, deep smile lines, frown lines, marionette lines, scars, and worry lines across the forehead. Juvederm® and Restylane® are hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers.
Calcium hydroxylapatite treats moderate-to-severe creases around the mouth and frown lines and enhances facial contours. Calcium hydroxylapatite is commonly found in bone and can be used to restore the structure of the face. Radiesse® is a calcium hydroxylapatite-based dermal filler.
Polylactic acid acts as a stimulator treating lines caused by laughing, thin lips, and deep nasolabial folds. Polylactic acid stimulates your body’s natural collagen production. It does not produce immediate results. Sculptra® is a polylactic acid-based dermal filler.
Other ingredients in dermal fillers include polyalkylimide (Aquamid) and polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (Bellafill).
Should I Get Dermal Fillers?
If you struggle with a loss in facial volume or signs of aging but do not want to commit to a facelift, you may be a good candidate for dermal fillers. We recommend patients be in good overall health with realistic expectations.
Dermal fillers are not permanent. Most last between six months to two years, depending on the type of filler.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about what you can expect from dermal fillers? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg or a member of his team at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137