Facial Injectables - a Guide to Dermal Fillers

Much to our dislike, youth doesn’t stay forever- however much we yearn for it.


As we age, our skin naturally loses the subcutaneous fat making wrinkles, crow's feet, and fine lines more apparent to the eye. With time, your face loses its volume due to the working of muscles closer to the skin.

Fortunately, there are ways for you to restore life to your skin in the form of dermal fillers. These are gel-like Injectables that smooth the lines around your mouth, plump up the lips, and give you a younger appearance.


Sounds too good to be true? We are sure your mind must be sprouting tons of questions about dermal fillers and how can it help you improve your skin? Let's loosen the knot and answer all these questions!


What Are Dermal Fillers?


Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under your skin, these fillers can spring your skin back to life and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and smile lines around the mouth. Aging can cause your skin to lose its volume and turn you into a gaunt shadow. Dermal fillers restore the plumpness and volume back into your skin, softens the creases and wrinkles, and enhance the natural contours of your face.


What Are Dermal Fillers Made Of?

The dermal fillers are of different types and are made up of different materials.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

Most dermal fillers are temporary and made up of naturally occurring substances that your body gradually and slowly absorbs with time. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in your skin to keep it hydrated. Babies have the highest percentage of hyaluronic acid in their skin making their skin smooth and plump. Restylane is one of such unique FDA-approved Injectables that restore the volume in your cheeks. Now, gone are the days of frozen cheek fillers because these dermal fillers give you a natural-looking aesthetic- almost reminiscent of your younger self.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CAHA)

Dermal fillers are also made up of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA); a naturally occurring ingredient that is found in bones. It has a thicker consistency than hyaluronic acid fillers and is used to cover deeper lines and wrinkles. The calcium particles are microscopic and suspended in a smooth gel. These fillers are also known to have improved natural collagen production.

Poly-L-lactic Acid

Being a biocompatible and biodegradable synthetic, it has uses in other medical procedures as well, like dissolvable stitches. Poly-L-Lactic Acid is classified as a collagen stimulator since it dissipates a few days after the treatment, however assisting your skin to rebuild natural collagen and consequently reduces deeper fine lines and wrinkles.

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

It is a biocompatible substance that has been used in medical practice for the greater part of the last century. When injected under the skin, it takes the form of a microsphere remaining indefinitely under the skin to provide continuous support. These types of dermal fillers are NOT absorbed by the body.

There are plenty of FDA-approved fillers available including these ingredients to perfectly balance the beauty and aesthetic.

There are also different types of dermal fillers to target particular areas of your face. Using dermal fillers can magically transform your appearance, however, it's futile if you don't know your fillers. There are various FDA-approved fillers for smile lines, for reducing wrinkles under your eyes, and fillers for your face and contours.

Let’s understand dermal fillers a little deeper.

Fillers for Smile Lines

Smiles lines are the wrinkles and lines formed around your mouth when you smile, at least initially. As you age, and your skin loses some of its volume along with collagen, these smile lines may deepen. Sun damage and aging cause these smile lines to stay on your face even when your face is at rest.

If you are also struggling with deep smile lines, giving you an older appearance, then we have good news for you! There are fillers for smile lines to improve wrinkles and other deep lines giving you a fresh and rejuvenated look. The best nonsurgical solution for these smiles lines is botulinum toxin. Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are fillers for smile lines that are injected in the affected areas to temporarily paralyze the muscles in the targeted area and reduce smile lines. There are also Restylane hyaluronic acid fillers for smile lines that hydrates the skin lasting up to six months.

Fillers under Eyes

Under-eye area, if not the most, is one of the most sensitive areas on your face. The skin under your eyes is a lot more delicate than the rest of your face. Having droopy, sunken, and discolored eyes can make you give an exhausted expression. There are many types of filler for under eyes that are being used off label.

Restylane, Belotero, and Juvederm are some hyaluronic acid fillers for under eyes that you can consider. As these filters are easy to smooth over the skin and very less likely to clump, these are some of the most popular fillers for under-eye areas. Although hyaluronic acid fillers have the shortest lasting period since it is already produced by hour body and is gradually absorbed into the skin, it is still considered the most natural and subtle looking filler for under eye area.

Filler for Face

When it comes to the face, there is more than one problem to focus on. With time, your skin starts producing folds near your mouth and your jawline starts to drop. Your cheeks lose their volume and your entire face drops down. Wrinkles become deeper and horizontal lines start to appear on the forehead due to muscle contractions.

Apart from hyaluronic acid fillers and calcium Hydroxylapatite, there are some other facial fillers for your face to lift your features and enhance your natural contours. Facial grafting is a process in which fat is removed from other parts of your body through liposuction and then injected as fillers under your cheeks, lips, and temple.