Injectable Dermal Fillers

Wrinkles are an inevitable form of aging. Because of this, there are many products on the market that either cover up or reduce wrinkles. Cosmetic surgery is one of the most popular choices to remove wrinkles. One ever-growing segment of the cosmetic surgery is the use of Injectable Dermal Fillers.

Injectable dermal fillers are substances that are injected into the skin in order to remove wrinkles. The process usually takes about 15 minutes. Most dermal fillers are injected under the skin using a very fine needle. Results can be seen within a day or two and depending on what filler is used, can last 6 months and more. The price can range from several hundred to over a thousand dollars.

Some of the most common dermal fillers are listed below.

Collagen: Collagen is a natural protein found in bone, cartilage, skin, and tendons. There are certain collagens found in skin tissue that are essential for skin strength and elasticity. Collagen that is injected into human skin is usually bovine collagen. It is injected into human skin to replenish lost collagen due to the aging process. The result is a smoothing of wrinkles.

Botox: This filler is made from botulism toxin. It is used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles of the forehead and eyes. It relaxes muscles causing the skin to smooth out.

Juvederm: This dermal filler is made from a natural occurring substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid retains a large amount of moisture and binds with collagen and elastin, delivering nutrients to fibers that maintain and support skin structure. It is used to fill and smooth facial wrinkles and folds.

Restylane: This injectable is made from hyaluronic acid. Restylane can be used for fine lines around the mouth and lip augmentation. Restylane is made from natural materials.
Perlane: Perlane is an injectable made from a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid. It is used for deep lines around the eyes and mouth and on the forehead. It is also used as an injectable lip enhancer.

CosmoPlast: This filler is made of natural collagen instead of a bovine or animal derived collagen. It is used as a treatment for lines around the mouth, eyes, and on the forehead. It can also be used as a lip augmenter.

Sculptura: Also known as New Fill, Sculptura is a hydrogel dermal filler. It is not made of any animal products. The main ingredient is polylactic acid which stimulates collagen growth. It is mostly used for treating facial lipoatrophy, the loss of fat beneath the skin that can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes.

There are some side effects associated with dermal fillers. These can include a temporary eyelid droop, nausea, and bruising, redness, itching, or swelling at the injection site.

Dermal fillers are popular because they are a successful method of eliminating wrinkles. These products are an alternative choice to slow the effects of aging almost instantaneously.

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