: There are different types of injectable procedures for different types of patient concerns. Injectable dermal fillers can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by adding volume and fullness to depleted areas as well as helping to restore facial volume and symmetry. When used appropriately, the result can last 6 months or longer, depending on the type of filler injection and placement location.
- Plump thin lips.
- Smooth out facial lines around nose and mouth.
- Add volume to hollow cheeks or temples.
- Smooth out the deep creases of folds.
- Improve facial feature symmetry.
Hyaluronic Acid is a substance naturally produced in your body. It helps to hydrate and plump the skin. HA fillers are gel-like substances of varying degrees of firmness to address specific needs for the target areas of facial rejuvenation. The results can last from 6 to 12 months, or longer for some newer HA filler formulations, before the body gradually breaks down and removes the particles. HA facial fillers can also be dissolved, making them reversible if the need arises.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) is a safe, biodegradable synthetic injectable substance. Poly-L-lactic acid products are technically classified as “collagen stimulators,” because their main use, to smooth fine lines, is through helping your skin rebuild its own natural collagen—the filler gel carrier is absorbed within a few days after treatment. Poly-L-lactic acid facial fillers are typically used to treat deeper facial wrinkles and more overall volume loss concerns, and results can last more than 2 years. The only FDA approved PLLA filler is Sculptra.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite is also a naturally occurring substance, found primarily in the bone. When used in a filler, the calcium particles are extremely small and formulated in a smooth gel. The results can last longer as well, about 12 months for most patients. Additionally, Calcium hydroxylapatite has been found to help your body stimulate collagen production and can also be used to correct deeper lines and wrinkles for a smoother appearance. FDA approved CaHA fillers include Radiesse®.