Dermal fillers have gained immense popularity in recent years as they provide a non-invasive solution to address a range of aesthetic concerns, from wrinkles and fine lines to volume loss and facial asymmetry. These injectable treatments offer a quick and relatively painless way to rejuvenate the skin and restore a youthful appearance. In this article, we will explore the world of dermal fillers, discussing what they are, their types, and the treatment approaches that can help you achieve your desired results.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances used for cosmetic purposes that are injected underneath the skin's surface. Their primary purpose is to add volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. Dermal fillers provide an ideal alternative to surgical procedures like facelifts because they are minimally invasive, and there is little to no downtime. These fillers are usually made from natural or synthetic materials, and each type is designed to address specific concerns.
The Common Types of Dermal Fillers treatments offered by Healand
Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment used to address a range of skin concerns. The most commonly used type of filler is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers. HA is a natural substance found in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and volume. It is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to add volume to areas such as the lips and cheeks.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers stimulate collagen production and provide longer-lasting results. They are typically used for deep wrinkles and restoring facial volume. Meanwhile, Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) fillers have collagen-stimulating properties and are known for improving skin texture over time. They are suitable for addressing volume loss. Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) fillers contain tiny, non-absorbable beads that provide long-lasting volume. They are primarily used for deep wrinkles and contouring.
Dermal fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Typically, HA fillers are used for this purpose, and the filler is injected into the targeted area to smooth out lines and restore a more youthful look. Many people also seek dermal fillers to enhance the size and shape of their lips. HA fillers, such as the brand Teoxane commonly used to achieve natural-looking results. Additionally, fillers can add volume to the cheeks, giving the face a lifted and youthful appearance. This is often achieved with HA or CaHA fillers.
Furthermore, under-eye rejuvenation can be achieved by injecting HA fillers into hollow under-eye areas or dark circles, which helps to restore volume and reduce the appearance of tiredness. Similarly, fillers can be used to soften nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (the lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin), ultimately creating a more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are a versatile and effective solution for addressing a wide range of cosmetic concerns. The choice of filler and treatment approach depends on individual goals and the specific area to be treated. At Healand, we prioritise delivering a high level of care to our clients. Our qualified and experienced practitioners provide consultations to determine the appropriate type of filler and technique for your needs. Although dermal fillers are generally safe, it is crucial to choose a certified professional to ensure a successful and safe treatment experience that helps you achieve your desired aesthetic results.