Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our skin that helps keep it hydrated and voluminous. With age, our skin loses HA, leading to loss of volume and the formation of wrinkles. HA fillers are gel-like substances that, when injected, can restore lost volume and smooth out wrinkles.
Restylane: This is a popular brand of HA filler. It's used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It can also be used for lip augmentation.
Juvederm: Another popular HA filler brand, Juvederm has a range of products that can be used for various purposes, from smoothing wrinkles to plumping lips.
RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid): This is a newer generation of HA fillers designed to adapt to the dynamic demands of the face. It's designed to be more resilient and move naturally with facial expressions.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a naturally occurring substance found in our bones. The CaHA filler is a thicker gel, making it ideal for deeper wrinkles and restoring facial volume. It also stimulates the body's natural collagen production.
Brands: Radiesse is a well-known brand that uses CaHA.
Unlike the other fillers that provide immediate results, fillers made from Poly-L-lactic acid stimulate the skin's collagen production, gradually restoring facial volume over time.
Brands: Sculptra Aesthetic is a known brand that uses Poly-L-lactic acid.
PMMA fillers consist of a semi-permanent gel that provides long-term facial support. They contain tiny microspheres of PMMA to provide structure and support.
Brands: Bellafill is one of the brands that use PMMA.
The best type of dermal filler for you depends on your specific concerns, desired results, and skin type. During a consultation, our experts will assess your needs and recommend the most suitable filler.
While dermal fillers offer immediate results, there might be slight swelling or bruising at the injection site. Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately, but it's advisable to avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours.
Yes, dermal fillers can be combined with other aesthetic treatments for enhanced results. It's essential to discuss your goals with our team to create a tailored treatment plan.
If you decide not to continue with treatments, the effects of the dermal fillers will gradually diminish, and your skin will return to its natural state.
Dermal fillers are non-surgical treatments that add volume and smooth out wrinkles. In contrast, a surgical facelift involves making incisions to remove excess skin and tighten underlying tissues. Fillers offer a less invasive option with minimal downtime.
It's advisable to avoid direct sunlight, saunas, and strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after the treatment to minimize potential swelling or bruising.
Regular touch-up sessions can help maintain the results. Additionally, following a good skincare regimen and protecting your skin from UV rays can prolong the effects.
Allergic reactions are rare, but it's essential to discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities with our team before the treatment.
Absolutely! Dermal fillers are suitable for both men and women looking to enhance their appearance and address age-related skin concerns.
As we age, our skin's natural collagen production decreases, which might affect the longevity of dermal filler results. Regular touch-ups and a good skincare routine can help maintain the desired effects.