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The Different Types of Dermal Fillers & What Makes Them Special

Modern cosmetology develops in leaps and bounds, offering new and new remedies and technologies to enhance and rejuvenate appearance, get rid of the imperfections, become healthier and more beautiful. Among all innovations, dermal fillers are the most popular, in-demand, and effective methods to improve appearance fast and effectively, solving a wide range of skin problems. However, dermal filler is a collective name for liquid injectable solutions with various compositions and different effects, actions, and duration. So, when you come to the cosmetologist and confidently say you want dermal fillers, you should also know what type of dermal filler you want and what effect you can expect from it. Let us dwell on this point in more detail.

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Hyaluronic Acid

It is the most common and popular base for dermal injections. So many brands use this substance for the production of their remedies (dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Saypha, Belotero, Revolax, Profhilo, Stylage, Fillmed, and more). So, what has made this kind of products the most popular kinds of injectable fillers? The clue lies in its main ingredient – stabilized cross-linked hyaluronic acid of non-organic origin. This material is a natural component in the human body tissues (skin, saliva, joint fluid, etc.). That is why it does not cause allergies or body rejection. Its synthetic origin minimizes the risks of side effects or any other complications.

Hyaluronic acid injections can help to:

  • Eliminate wrinkles and folds of different depth;
  • Get rid of acne marks and scars;
  • Improve the skin’s turgor;
  • Lift facial contours;
  • Plump lips, define contours, and correct the asymmetry;
  • Straighten the nose;
  • Define cheekbones and jawline;
  • Add volume to the cheeks, chin, and temples;
  • Eliminate wrinkles and tighten the skin on the neck & décolleté;
  • Add volume and even the relief of the skin on the back of the hands.

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And all these just in 60-minutes visit the cosmetic doctor without any recovery period. Another benefit is that it is a minimally invasive procedure, and even with the common side effects (redness, swelling, pain), you would be able to immediately return to your ordinary daily routine. It also provides extremely natural and predictable results for the next 6-18 months. Why is the time range so wide? Gels with various levels of density are used for different zones. Thus, filler for the area under the eyes is light and lasts just 6-9 months, while filler for defining the cheekbones and restoring volume in the cheeks is one of the densest and may last up to 18 months. Your age, lifestyle, and individual metabolism will also determine the speed to split hyaluronic acid molecules. At the end of the term, you would need to repeat your visit to the doctor.

Calcium Hydroxide

Among different types of dermal fillers, remedies with calcium hydroxide at their base (currently presented at the beauty market with a single brand Radiesse) are extremely popular among the lovers of natural beauty and minimal invasions. They help to:

  • Eliminate wrinkles and folds of various depths;
  • Boost inner processes of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production;
  • Improve the skin’s turgor;
  • Smooth the relief of the skin;
  • Lift the contours;
  • Improve complexion.

As you see, these fillers are not able to change the features of the face. When the solution in the syringe gets into the skin tissues, it physically fills in the hollow areas, smoothing out wrinkles and evening the relief. However, this is not final result. We will be able to completely estimate the power of these fillers just at the end of the 2nd month after the injection. When calcium hydroxide is digested by the organism, it boosts and relaunches inner processes of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin production – the elements so essential for keeping the skin elastic, smooth, and firm. Thus, it rejuvenates from inside. Moreover, this is a long-lasting filler that may provide excellent effects for up to 24 months.

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Poly-L-lactic Acid

Stimulants based on poly-L-lactic acid are close to the previous fillers rather than volumizers with hyaluronic acid. These injectable dermal fillers are a little bit less popular and also presented on the market with the only brand – Sculptra. They do not provide immediate full results, and it will be visible not sooner than after a month. The main its benefit is that the ingredient stimulates the production of collagen by the organism itself, provoking inner rejuvenating of the skin tissues. Gradually, the gel is consumed by metabolism, smoothing out the wrinkles and replenishing lost volume in the face up for 2 years. It is also suitable for people who want to preserve their natural beauty but give it a fresher, younger, and healthier look.

To Sum Up

The market is full of wonderful remedies to support the youth and beauty of your skin. Dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxide, or poly-L-lactic acid are a real breakthrough in the sphere of cosmetology, allowing if not to stop then at least to rewind the time a little bit and let you enjoy a smooth and firm skin longer than our grandmothers could. What type of fillers to choose? It is up to you. Now, you know what kinds actually exist and what effects they provide. Consult with your cosmetologist to choose the filler that will suit your skin’s needs and expectations the most.

 

 

Written by Valentin Bosioc

Valentin Bosioc - wellness specialist, certified personal trainer, certified fitness instructor, celebrity trainer, Musclemania Champion, Ninja Warrior Semifinalist, world wide motivator!

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