What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable aesthetic treatments used to minimize facial wrinkles and lines. This treatment, expertly administered by Dr. Wells, renews an individual’s facial fullness, providing a more youthful appearance. This service offered by Scott Wells, MD can also add plumpness to thin lips, improve the appearance of recessed scars, soften facial creases and wrinkles, and enhance shallow contours.
Dermal fillers are made of various substances, including: hyaluronic acid, collagen, synthetic materials, and autologous fillers. Autologous fillers are made from substances found elsewhere in the body, such as fat or blood.
What Are Some Common Dermal Fillers?
Many different dermal fillers have been approved by the FDA. of the most popular brand names of fillers include:
- Dysport- An injectable solution that works to eliminate and reduce fine lines and wrinkles that appear on your face. It can help many patients under the age of 65 who are experiencing wrinkles between their eyebrows such as frown lines or crow’s feet.
- Juvederm- A hyaluronic acid-based filler that fills out small wrinkles around the mouth, reduces nasolabial folds (the area between the upper lip and cheeks), smile lines, and is effective in lifting downturned corners of the mouth. It is commonly used to minimize the appearance of jowls.
- Restylane- A hyaluronic acid-based filler that offers natural-looking youthful results when injected to nasolabial folds. It is also effective in plumping up fine vertical lines around the mouth, and filling out scars, such as pockmarks left by acne. Restylane is also used frequently to enhance lip volume.
- Voluma- Also made of hyaluronic acid, Voluma is great at correcting the loss of facial volume, especially in the upper cheeks, caused by age. Results differ between individuals.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Most injectable fillers are biocompatible and designed to eventually be absorbed by the body, so they need to be replenished occasionally. Precisely how long a dermal filler will last depends on the type of filler, location, and patient’s own body. In general, dermal fillers will need to be replenished anywhere from several months to a few years.