Some people have the desire to preserve their face freshness and glowing looks. With increasing age, skin starts to droop down and wrinkles appear. At this point we may feel that maybe a little help is needed. There are many procedures that restore the glow and ‘freshness’ of your face, one of these being dermal fillers – a procedure which helps the skin to look rejuvenated.
There are various other names for fillers, such as facial soft tissue fillers, wrinkle fillers or injectable facial implants. However, dermal fillers enhance your beauty by restoring your skin’s tightening ability. It’s a procedure used in the treatment of skin for wrinkles, bringing about smoother fresher looking skin.
As the name implies, dermal fillers is a course of treatments that involves injections into the dermis of the skin, the dermis being the deep layer of the skin that consists of natural collagen.
Dermal Filler Materials
The materials used in the injection of dermal fillers can include:
An important polysaccharide present in our skin, also present in the cartilage. It forms a gel when combined with water and utilized in removing the skin’s wrinkles. The type of hyaluronic acid used is chemically modified so it has a longer life. The effect of the injection containing this chemical lasts about 6 to 12 months.
A very important protein that is naturally present in our skin. Its decreased production may lead to skin loosening and the appearance of wrinkles. The effect created by the collagen fillers normally lasts for three to four months.
A mineral that’s already present in our teeth and bones. The calcium hydroxylapatite in this case is suspended in a gel-like solution. This suspension is then injected into the skin, its effect lasting for about 2 years.
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)
A biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic polymer, it’s also used in bone screws and absorbable stitches. It is one of the longest lasting of the dermal filler materials. Its effect may remain for approximately 2 years, the beneficial effects of PLLA become visible over time.