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What Are the Different Types of Dermal Fillers That Exist Today?

Injectable dermal fillers are a popular and minimally invasive treatment for wrinkles. More than 1 million people in the United States get dermal fillers each year, according to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. They are a cost-effective way to look younger without the need for significant downtime or surgery.

If you are interested in this facial rejuvenation treatment, it is important to understand the different types of dermal fillers. There are several categories of dermal fillers, and each works differently. Let’s take a look at some of the best dermal fillers available today.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in the body, particularly in the skin, eyes, and joints. It attracts water to the skin, helping to hydrate it.

When used as a dermal filler, it helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and facial folds. It also adds volume to the face, and the results (which last between 6 to 12 months) can be seen immediately.

Popular brand names of hyaluronic acid include Elevess, Belotero, Juvederm, Hylaform, and Restylane.

Poly-l-lactic Acid

Commercially known as Sculptra and Sculptra Aesthetic, injectable poly-l-lactic acid works to stimulate collagen production in the body.

It helps to create framework, structure, and volume to the face and the effects appear gradually over a few months.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Not only is this a vegan-friendly option, but calcium hydroxyapatite is also a long-lasting dermal filler. It has an average lifespan of 9 to 15 months. It works to improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. Addition injections may be used to maintain the effects over a longer period.

Polymethyl-Methacrylate Microspheres

Also known under the brand name Bellafill, this dermal filler is used to treat skin folds and wrinkles. It is also the only dermal filler that is approved to treat acne scarring. Several appointments are typically required to fill the targeted area with tiny, synthetic balls that add structure beneath deep wrinkles.

Autologous fat injections

Autologous fat injections are a type of dermal filler that takes fat deposits from parts of the patient’s body, such as the buttocks or stomach area.

Once the fat has been extracted, it is injected into the target area to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve volume. This type of dermal filler lasts forever, unlike most other treatment options.

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The Different Types of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be used to treat deep wrinkles, crow’s feet, and smile lines. They also treat aesthetic issues with the forehead, cheeks, chin, lips, hands, neck, chest, and more. We recommend that you speak to a qualified doctor for more information on the health and wellbeing benefits of dermal fillers.

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