What is facial filler?
Facial fillers or dermal fillers is a gel like material which instantly smoothes out wrinkles and moderate to severe lines. It is used to plump lips, enhance cheekbones, improve under-eye circles, smooth smile lines, and generally rejuvenate your look and make you few years younger .
How facial filler works:
As we age our skin begins to lose its components such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which can cause moderate to sever wrinkles especially around the nose and mouth. Different kinds of creams and serum can work on the skin’s surface but they cannot replace the lost volume of your facial tissue. Dermal fillers blend into the structure of our skin and fills the lost lines and wrinkles.
Fillers Vs. Neurotoxin ( Relaxers)
Don’t confuse Neurotoxins such as Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and Jeuveau which are wrinkle relaxants with dermal fillers. Neurotoxins such as Botox work by temporarily paralyzing muscles that cause forehead furrows,“ Eleven ” lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. They don’t fill or plump the area like fillers.
Different type of dermal fillers
1-Hyaluronic Acid fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Versa are hyaluronic acid like naturally-occurring substance which is found in the body.
2-Calcium Hydroxyapatite such as Radiessea is naturally occurring substance found in our bones. These type of fillers are thicker than hyaluronic acid fillers which makes them last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers.
3- Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) such as Sculptra is a biocompatible and biodegradable synthetic substance. It stimulates collagen. These fillers are used to build volume and smooth lines while rebuilding natural collagen.
Which dermal filler is right for me?
Each filler has different density, texture, and injection depth. Your provider is the best person to determine which filler is best for you. But generally softer fillers are used in the lips and studier for cheekbone enhancement. Which filler will best suite you will be decided with one to one consultation and shared decision making between you and your provider.