A dermal filler is a substance which is injected into the skin to plump it up, make it firmer and smooth out lines and wrinkles. There are many types of dermal fillers on the market now, but those largely used are synthetically produced, non-animal derived products consisting of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural chemical constituent of the skin. These products are far less likely to produce allergic reactions than older dermal fillers such as collagen which is derived from cow hide, so allergy testing is not required.
Fillers come in different thicknesses, and in general, the thicker the product, the deeper it is injected into the dermis to help plump out fine to deep lines and wrinkles. The dermal filler then remains in the skin, where it binds with water to produce a lift and give firmness to the treated area. Juvederm ® and Restylane are our dermal fillers of choice.
They are an excellent treatment option for:
· Deep folds
· Lip enhancement (lip fillers)
· Facial contouring
· Wrinkle correction
· Skin hydration