What are Dermal Fillers?

What are Dermal Fillers?

In the age of selfies, we’re so concerned with how we’re going to appear in that next Instagram photo, it’s no wonder so many people are interested in improving the look of their face. As we age, the network of collagen fibers that supports the connective tissue of our face begins to degrade. This means that as we get older, we are more susceptible to lines, wrinkles, and hollows. While we can do our part to slow the process down, like a healthy diet and lifestyle, it’s an inevitable part of getting older.

When it comes to keeping your face looking younger and firmer, dermal fillers are a great treatment option. Organic chemicals, fillers often take the form of a gel. These gels are injected into wrinkles, lines, and hollows to “fill them out” and add volume. The most popular treatment areas are the regions surrounding the eyes, cheeks, lips, and jawline.

Medica Depot offers several types of dermal fillers, each of which is made from different ingredients and suited to a specific purpose.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

A modified form of calcium hydroxylapatite, a naturally occurring mineral substance, makes up 70 percent of the volume of human bones. As such, it is well-tolerated within the body. It is used to fill in creases, enhance volume, and create the appearance of fullness.

Hyaluronic Acid

Part of a class of naturally occurring compounds known as glycosaminoglycans, hyaluronic acid is a water-absorbing gel. It is injected beneath the skin, usually in the face, to improve contours. It can also fill depressions and hollows and is useful in treating lines. It’s often used in a clinical setting to improve the appearance of scars and other types of disfiguring injuries. Hyaluronic acid is gradually and naturally removed by the body over time, so treatments will occasionally have to be repeated.

Polylactic Acid

Polylactic acid is an organic compound, usually derived from corn or sugar beets, that is known as a biopolymer. It’s an injectable filler that acts as a scaffold. Its presence induces the body to produce collagen, which is the biomolecule that gives skin structure and shape. Polylactic acid is used to fill in laugh lines; plump up lips with additional volume and provide structure and fullness to deep nasolabial folds. Because polylactic acid stimulates collagen growth, there is a waiting period after treatment to see results.

Juvederm

These fantastic products are used to combat visible signs of aging. Juvederm is made from a proprietary compound containing mostly hyaluronic acid. It’s used to replenish the appearance of the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Radiesse

Radiesse is another family of dermal fillers that are designed to treat a variety of skin issues at a deeper level, especially in the face. It specializes in reversing volume loss and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Radiesse is made from calcium hydroxylapatite and the effects last longer than those of similar fillers.

Restylane

Restylane products are suitable for treating a myriad of skin issues. These fillers are a proprietary formulation containing hyaluronic acid. Restylane is useful for filling in wrinkles, adding volume to hollows and lines, and plumping lips.

These brands are available on Medica Depot for the following prices:

  • Juvederm: $129 – $549
  • Radiesse: $169 – $264
  • Restylane: $83 – $229

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*Disclaimer: The contents of this article are not to be constructed as medical advice but for informational purposes only. MedicaDepot staff does not review any of these articles for medical validity. Opinions and views expressed in this article are not endorsed by MedicaDepot. Please always consult your doctor for professional medical advice.

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