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What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers consist of substances which are injected into the skin in order to fill facial creases, minimize wrinkles and improve the appearance of scars which have a deep depression. They are also known as “soft tissue fillers” and are approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

They are minimally abrasive procedures. It means that the treatments are not very invasive. Dermal fillers are highly efficient when it comes to improving the appearance of your skin by plumping up your skin, smoothening out wrinkles, and filling out deep lines.


The need to get dermal fillers arises when lines, wrinkles and pores on your skin take away the shine and lustre leading to a very dull appearance.There are various kinds of dermal fillers which are meant for different areas of your face. The time-span of the treatment solely depends on the type of filler being used. The result usually stays for six months to two years, again depending upon the type of filler that is used.

The two main types of dermal fillers are:

1. Natural Dermal Fillers
2. Synthetic Dermal Fillers

Natural fillers are made up of Hyaluronic acid. Brand names include Perlane, Juvederm, Restylane and et cetera. Synthetic fillers include substances like Sculptra or Radiesse. Both types of fillers are approved, tested and safe.

The support of dermal fillers is needed when the collagen present in a person’s skin starts to dissipate. Collagen is a significant structural substance which is found in the skin, the loss of which causes the skin to loosen up. In simple terms, collagen keeps the youthful structure of your skin intact by keeping it together and tightening it.

The reasons behind the loss of collagen are as follows:

1. Excessive exposure to the sun
2. Smoking Cigarettes
3. Pollution
4. Unhealthy Food Habits
5. Stresses
6. Lack of Vitamin C in the body
7. Natural process of aging
8. Radiation from the UV rays
9. Menopause
10.Lack of fluid intake (Dehydration)
11.Insomnia

The dermal fillers are basically a replacement for the natural collagen in a person’s face. The process of getting dermal fillers usually takes up to 30 to 45 minutes. The slight amount of bruising, swelling or reddening of the treated area usually goes away within the period of 48 hours.

The different types of facial fillers are as follows:

1. Lip Fillers
2. Under Eye Fillers
3. Cheek Fillers