What are injectable dermal fillers?
All types of dermal fillers are a form of gel, which are injected just below the surface of the skin to smooth and restore volume. Contrary to popular belief, they are made of natural substances which the body has no problem breaking down. It is the bodies ability to break these down, which determines how long dermal fillers last. Also known as ‘anti-wrinkle injections‘, they can be used to both prevent signs of wrinkles as well as reverse the visual effects of ageing.
Naturally occurring substances
All injectables are FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved before being made publicly available. Always ensure the treatments are done by a licensed clinic and team. Some different types of fillers include:
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA): A key ingredient to a youthful look, HA is readily found in your skin and is naturally accruing. The soft substance will keep your skin plump and hydrated, however as a result, results are typically more short term. This the most commonly found type of dermal filler.
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA): Again a naturally occurring filler, which is found in our bones. This type is thicker than HA fillers, however they also tend to last longer as a result. There have also been reports of these treatments stimulating natural collagen production.
- Poly-L-lactic Acid: Although not naturally occurring, it is biocompatible and biodegradable. Having been used in dissolvable stiches for years the substance is a collagen stimulator, providing support to your skin to rebuild natural collagen levels over time.
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