Dermal fillers are getting popular as other cosmetic products because they do not need surgery and give better results in less time. However, with increasing age, our body also starts getting affected. And the face is the most sensitive part of our body, which shows the aging signs first. In order to reduce the effects on your face, these types of fillers are very helpful.
These fillers are also used to reshape your nose, lips, and jawline. Therefore, you can boost your self-confidence and look more young and attractive. There are certain things that you should know about dermal fillers. This article will help you to get to know about those things.
Types of dermal fillers
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
HA is a natural component that is already present in the body; that’s why it is the safest type of dermal filler. And results also look more natural. It is soft and gel-like filler. HA fillers are primarily used to smooth the lines and wrinkles. And it can last from 6-12 months.
Polyalkaylimide is known as a semi-permanent dermal filler and biocompatible dermal filler because it has a minimal reaction with the human tissues. These fillers are used for treating deeper wrinkles like nasolabial folds, depressed scars, reshaped cheekbones and the jawline, and facial fat loss from illness or age.
- Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)
Polymethylmethacrylate is a synthetic and biocompatible substance, and it has been in use for many years. Generally, it is used for permanent skin surgeries. As dermal filler, it is used to support the skin in the form of a tiny ball beneath the skin. These fillers also have collagen to reform the structures. It takes 1-2 treatment sessions of PMMA fillers to get the results, which can take 2 to 3 months. And it can last up to 5 years.
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
It is highly biocompatible with the human tissues, which is why it lasts longer than the other fillers. Generally, it lasts for one year in most patients, and it can last up to 3 years in the treatment of wrinkles. In some cases of HIV, it is also can be used to improve the volume of facial fat. It is FDA approved since 2006.
- Poly-L-lactic Acid
It is a synthetic substance that is biodegradable, biocompatible, and semi-permanent. It is used to build natural collagen and treat deep wrinkles. It can last up to two years. However,a few treatment sessions have to be done to get the apparent results. A number of treatments depend on the person’s age and the type of damage they have on their skin.
These are the different types of dermal fillers. They all have different use and density of injection. You can choose the best filler for yourself by consulting with your doctor. These dermal fillers can cause side effects such as allergic reaction, swelling, inflammation, changes in skin color, mild pain, Bleeding, or bruising at the injection site.