Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, soften skin, and give a more youthful look. They are injected into the skin and can be composed of a variety of substances, some of natural origin and others synthetic. Dermal fillers help diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness to the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat.
Types of Dermal Fillers include calcium hydroxylapatite, polyalkylimide, polylactic acid, and hyaluronic acid. Calcium hydroxylapatite is biosynthetically produced, which means that no animals or animal products are used. This reduces the risk of an allergic reaction and skin tests are not required. This type of dermal filler is known to produce a very natural result, it does not migrate and side effects are rare.
Polyalkylimide has very little reaction with human tissue, which means it is biocompatible and no allergy test is required. It's transparent to the radio, which means it won't interfere with X-rays. Polylactic acid is a synthetic dermal filler that is injected into the face, causing the body's own production of collagen. This type of dermal filler is known as a stimulator.Hyaluronic acid is a substance that exists naturally in the body.
Injecting dermal fillers into the face and hands can improve the appearance of facial lines and volume loss caused by age or certain medical conditions. The effects of most FDA-approved dermal fillers are temporary because they are made of materials that the body eventually breaks down and absorbs. The injection procedure may have to be repeated to maintain the desired effect.The safe use of dermal fillers in combination with Botox and other treatments has not been evaluated in clinical studies. Discontinue the procedure if the label looks strange or if the person offers you a big discount on a dermal filler that is not FDA-approved or accepted as generally safe.To book a consultation and discuss whether dermal fillers are right for you, contact Face Clinic London.
Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits, as well as the best type of dermal fillers for you.