Your Guide to Injectable Fillers


Injectable fillers are non-invasive procedures that have gained popularity over recent years. The procedure is used to reverse signs of aging due to volume loss without undergoing plastic surgery procedures.

In this article, we’ll talk about what injectable dermal fillers are, how to choose a provider for filler treatments, and more.

Read on to learn more.

What Are Injectable Dermal Fillers?

Injectable dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic treatment that uses gel-like substances to plump up the skin, reducing wrinkles and restoring volume giving the face a more youthful shape.

Dermal fillers are most commonly used to:

  • Plump and enhance lips and cheeks
  • Smooth deeper wrinkles
  • Smooth out chin creases
  • Restore volume to sunken cheeks and sagging skin
  • Enhance shallow contours

Choosing a Provider for Filler Treatments

Choosing a provider for a filler treatment is as important as achieving the result you expect. Just as with any other cosmetic treatment your provider should:

  • Have extensive knowledge and experience in performing injectable dermal fillers
  • Have the required training and credentials
  • Be a board-certified provider
  • Understand what you’re looking for and be able to advise on the best way to achieve it, taking into account your individual needs and goals.
  • Be able to provide references from previous clients who will verify their qualifications and experience.
  • Have access to the latest technology and equipment to deliver safe and effective treatments.
  • Be able to show you before and after photos of previous patients
  • Be able to make you feel comfortable

What Are the Types of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic surgery that is used to correct wrinkles, fine lines, and other facial defects. There are several different types of dermal fillers, which can be used alone or in combination with one another. Some of the most popular include:

Hyaluronic Acid

Well known as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, BELOTERO BALANCE®

Hyaluronic acid is a tissue-friendly, naturally-occurring substance that is present in the skin. It helps facilitate moisture retention and plumpness keeping the skin hydrated.

Dermal treatment helps boost the amount of hyaluronic acid in a targeted such as the cheeks or lips enhancing their plumpness.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)

Well known as RADIESSE®

Calcium hydroxylapatite is made from minerals found in bone tissue. When injected into the skin, CaHA stimulates new collagen growth, which can help reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging such as sagging skin around the mouth or eyes.

Polylactic Acid

Well known as Sculptra® Aesthetic

Polylactic acid is a non-toxic and biodegradable stimulator that helps stimulate the production of collagen when injected into the skin. The treatment does not give immediate results but you’ll be able to notice results gradually over four to six weeks after the treatment has taken full effect.

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

Well known as Bellafill®

PMMA is used for patients who want a more permanent solution to medium-deep wrinkles, furrows, and folds around the mouth, nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin giving the face a smoother look.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Injectable Dermal Filler?

Injectable dermal fillers are used to add volume and fullness to the skin. They can be used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds in the nose, cheek, mouth and eyes.

Dermal fillers also help improve skin texture and tone by reducing acne scarring, sun damage, and other signs of aging.

Who Can Use Injectable Dermal Fillers?

Injectable dermal fillers can be used by anyone who is looking to improve the appearance of their skin.

The most common uses for injectable dermal fillers include:

  • Smoothing out lines and wrinkles around the mouth, nose cheeks, and eyes
  • Enhancing lips for a fuller look
  • Rejuvenating skin that has lost its youthful glow

How Much Does Facial Injectables Cost?

Several factors go into determining facial injectables costs. They include:

  • The type of filler used
  • The number of syringes used in your treatment
  • The amount of product used per syringe
  • Your geographical location
  • Your provider’s experience

It is important to discuss the cost of your treatment during your consultation so that you have a clear understanding of what you are paying for and why.

Health insurance does not cover the treatment, but ask your provider if they offer financing plans.

What Are the Benefits of Injectable Dermal Fillers?

Injectable dermal fillers can help to restore volume and fullness to your face, which can make you look younger.

The most common areas where people use injectable dermal fillers are around the mouth and cheeks. Injectable dermal fillers can also be used to correct sunken areas of the face, such as under the eyes or on the temples.

What Are the Risks or Complications of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fill in scars and fine lines, and plump up thin lips. However, there are some risks associated with dermal fillers.

  • Swelling, bruising, redness, and pain at the injection site
  • Itching or burning sensation at the injection site
  • Temporary skin discoloration (this is usually not permanent)
  • Lumps under the skin
  • Numbness
  • Pimples (acne)

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