The Purpose of Different Types of Dermal Fillers

The development of technology has paved the way for several non-surgical ways to attain a more rejuvenated and refreshed look. A common choice is dermal fillers. However, did you know that dermal fillers come in various forms? There are a number of different dermal fillers available today, and they all come with their own specific purposes and advantages. Let’s take a look at the different types and what they can do!

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a form of injection that is used to correct facial wrinkles and face lines using additional volume. They are also used to address general volume loss in the face due to aging. The solution is made up of a variety of different ingredients depending on what they are meant to do. Some contain hyaluronic acid, while others contain other substances like calcium hydroxyapatite or poly-l-lactic acid. These minimally invasive injectables are a great way for anyone to achieve a younger-looking appearance.

The Different Types of Dermal Fillers

Some of the different types of dermal fillers available today include the following:

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic fillers (HA fillers) are the most commonly used dermal injections. They are perfect for adding volume and reducing the appearance of wrinkles or folds in a number of different regions around the face, including between the eyebrows, around the nose, and around the mouth. HA fillers achieve temporary results that tend to last for 6-12 months, depending on the manufacturer.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers

CaHA fillers are made up of tiny calcium particles suspended in a gel. They help provide volume, reduce the appearance of folds and deep lines, and trigger collagen production in areas, like around the nose and mouth, jawline, and chin. Because this injectable triggers the production of your own collagen, the results can last much longer. CaHA fillers have a lifespan of about 12-18 months.

Poly-L-lactic Acid Fillers

PLLA fillers are made from a synthetic biodegradable material, which stimulates collagen production and gradually increases the volume in the face. They are perfect to use on deep wrinkles, hollow temples, and other places of facial volume loss. The results are progressive (they improve over a period of time) and may persist for up to 2 years.

The Uses of Dermal Fillers

As many different types of dermal fillers available today, there are just as many uses for these injectable solutions. Some of them include the following:

Smoothing Out Wrinkles and Folds

Dermal fillers can help to get rid of wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and smile lines. These areas will appear more youthful and smoother as the dermal filler provides volume and fullness.

Enhancing Lips and Cheeks

Dermal fillers are also used to improve thin lips or flat cheekbones. It gives volume and definition to these regions, providing a fuller mouth or more pronounced cheekbones and contours.

Contouring the Jawline and Chin

Dermal fillers can also help with contouring the jawline and chin, ensuring it looks more defined and sculpted. It can also bring balance and harmony to the facial features.

Replacing Lost Volume

With age, our faces lose volume as collagen and fat decrease. Dermal fillers can help restore this volume loss, plumping up your face and giving you a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Schedule A Consultation

Dermal fillers offer an excellent non-surgical option for anyone looking to improve their appearance. Given the different types and applications, there is likely a dermal filler that meets your needs. To learn more about the right dermal fillers for you, schedule a consultation with Landsman Plastic Surgery today. Call our Smithtown, NY office at (631) 817-3747 or use our online contact form.