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Dermal fillers, sometimes called soft tissue fillers, are substances designed to be injected beneath the surface of the skin to add volume and fullness.

Substances used in dermal fillers include:

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a mineral-like compound found in bones.
  • Hyaluronic acid, which is found in some fluids and tissues in the body that add plumpness to the skin.
  • Polyalkylimide, a transparent gel that is compatible with the body.
  • Polylactic acid, which stimulates the skin to make more collagen.
  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA), a semi-permanent filler

Each one of these is designed to treat different signs of aging or other cosmetic issues.

The time they take to work, as well as how long they last, also vary. Some fillers last 6 months, while others last up to 2 years or longer.

People should discuss their individual needs and expectations with their doctor to determine what filler would be the best choice for them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most common are hyaluronic acid fillers. There are two different kinds. One is called Juvederm, and the other dermal filler is called Restylane or Perlane. Restylane and Perlane last between six months and one year, but Juvederm Voluma has been clinically proven to last up to two years.

Dermal fillers may help to plump up thinning lips. Dermal fillers, sometimes called soft tissue fillers, are substances designed to be injected beneath the surface of the skin to add volume and fullness. Substances used in dermal fillers include: Calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a mineral-like compound found in bones.

You will experience minor discomfort during the injection of fillers. … But most fillers are viscous so when they are injected they stretch the skin causing injection pain. The good news is that the FDA has just approved hyaluronic acid fillers containing lidocaine.