3 Types Of Dermal Fillers


Most people know that dermal fillers can be used to get rid of wrinkles and lines in the face. What they might not realize is that there are different types of fillers and each one has varying results. Before deciding on the filler for you, it is important to understand the benefits and side effects. Here are three of the available options. 

Synthetic Dermal Fillers 

Synthetic dermal fillers are lab created and offer the same ability to fill wrinkles as the others do. However, the filler's results tend to last longer than others and can even be considered a semi-permanent option.  

There are side effects to the filler though. As with other fillers, it can cause redness and swelling. Both of these symptoms disappear after a few days. Other side effects can include bumps that appear under the skin. Depending on the size of the bumps, your doctor might have to remove them with surgery.  

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers 

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are the most popular option and the most well-known of available fillers. The effects of the fillers can last about a year. Although it is not made of collagen, it can help to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is instrumental in preventing the development of wrinkles and lines.  

The side effects are similar to those experienced with synthetic dermal fillers. You can even develop tiny bumps under the skin. However, the bumps usually resolve themselves and no surgery is required to get rid of them.  

Collagen Dermal Fillers 

Collagen fillers are considered the most natural option available. The collage is extracted from various sources, including cows. The effect from the fillers is a bit more natural than the other types. However, the results last far less time. You likely would need additional injections within a month or two of having them.  

The side effects differ from other dermal fillers. Due to the fact that the fillers are composed of animal collagen, there is a potential for an allergic reaction. The allergic reaction can result in a rash, redness, and even difficulty breathing. If you are interested in collagen injections, your doctor will likely want to perform an allergy test to prevent a reaction.  

Talk to your cosmetic surgeon about the other forms of dermal fillers and which one is right for you. He or she will discuss further benefits with you and help you choose the one that will give you the results needed. 


18 August 2017

Turning Back the Clock

After my thirtieth birthday, I began to notice some unappealing signs of aging on my face. I started to see dark spots and fine lines. Because I wanted to turn back time, I researched non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help people look younger. I was immediately intrigued by microdermabrasion. I began getting microdermabrasion treatments regularly. After each treatment, my skin instantly looked smoother and more vibrant. Within a few weeks, the fine lines under my eyes and around my mouth became less noticeable. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most popular types of cosmetic treatments performed on patients today. Enjoy!