Dermal fillers or wrinkle fillers are injectable treatments used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. While BOTOX® and similar drugs relax the muscle under a wrinkle, dermal fillers fill it in. They can also be used to add volume to cheeks, lips, and even hands. Depending on the type of wrinkle filler used, the effects of a treatment can last from a few months to at least a year. If you are considering dermal fillers for enhancing facial volume, then it is a good idea to know about the different types of fillers available.
Collagen Dermal Fillers
Collagen dermal fillers are the oldest type. The first collagen fillers were made from collagen extracted from cows. While these early fillers produced natural-looking results, they lasted only about a month. Moreover, since they used an animal source, they tended to cause allergic reactions in people.
Newer kinds of collagen fillers have both reduced the risks of allergic reactions and extended the results. While they still don’t last as long as other fillers, many people believe they produce more natural-looking results.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers are the most widely used type. Hyaluronic acid is found in the human body, so it is, therefore, less likely to cause a bad reaction than other types of wrinkle fillers. Researchers have also found that hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can stimulate the production of collagen within the body, which helps the effects of the treatment last longer. There is also some evidence that patients will need less filler over time to get the same results. One extremely popular brand of this type of dermal filler is Juvederm®.
Synthetic Dermal Fillers
As the name suggests, synthetic wrinkle fillers are made in a lab. They can last longer than other types of wrinkle fillers. The effects of the treatment are immediate, and they usually last for at least one year. One extremely popular brand of this type of wrinkle filler is RADIESSE®.
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Located in Sacramento, Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center proudly offers Juvederm®, RADIESSE® and an assortment of other effective dermal fillers for patients seeking to restore lost facial volume. During your consultation with us, we can evaluate your unique needs and then determine which dermal filler is right for correcting your aesthetic issue.
Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how dermal fillers can benefit your overall appearance.