What Are the Different Types of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers will plump, lift, and enhance almost any part of the face. These fillers are often most effective for correcting thinning lips, sagging cheekbones, under-eye circles, lines above the lips, and smile lines. They can make you look more rested and rejuvenated. Both men and women can benefit from dermal fillers.

Note the difference between dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers. Fillers plump, fill, and enhance a facial area, while wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox, temporarily paralyze the muscles, obscuring the look of wrinkles. Relaxers are best used for crow’s feet, forehead furrows, and lines between the eyebrows.

There are many dermal fillers on the market. Your cosmetic specialist will discuss your needs and goals as well as assess your skin type. They will consider your skin’s elasticity, smoothness, bone structure, coloration, damages, or scars to recommend the right product for your skin type.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of the most popular dermal filler ingredients. HA is a sugar that naturally occurs in the body and supplies volume, elasticity, and moisture to the skin. As you age, HA is depleted, and wrinkles and sags are prone to appear.

HA, when injected, attracts water into the skin much like a sponge. As a result, it plumps the area being injected, filling out lines and wrinkles and lifting sagging skin.

There are a variety of HA dermal fillers on the market, each with its characteristics and most effective uses. Popular HA dermal fillers include:

  • Juvederm: Juvederm injectable gel is an excellent option for lip enhancement, deep folds, facial lines, wrinkle correction, and lip augmentation. It is also used to contour the cheeks and chin and fill the lines around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. Juvederm has several fillers under its main brand, which your cosmetic specialist will discuss with you.
  • Belotero Balance: This hyaluronic gel quickly integrates into the skin to correct problem areas. Belotero Balance can resolve light, moderate, and severe problems. For example, it is strong enough to treat deep nasolabial folds yet soft enough to treat vertical lip lines.
  • Restylane: Restylane is an FDA-approved gel that adds volume to the lips and fills moderate to severe wrinkles and folds in the skin. It is the first dermal filler made from non-animal-based hyaluronic acid, making it safe for those allergic to collagen. There are several different products available under the Restylane name.
  • Perlane: Perlane adds fullness and restores volume to correct moderate and severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is often used to fill the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth, known as nasolabial folds.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Gel

Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is a mineral-like substance found in the human body that consists of phosphate and calcium. When injected, it fills the areas but also stimulates the body’s naturally occurring collagen. The gel’s hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon mimic connective tissue, plumping and filling the skin and reabsorbing back into the body, leaving collagen in its place.

A popular CaHA injectable dermal filler is Radiesse. Radiesse stimulates the body to produce new collagen on its own. It provides both immediate and long-lasting correction of wrinkles and folds, adding volume to the face for a natural look. It is a popular dermal filler that can last up to two years.

See a Cosmetic Specialist Today!

Various other fillers are available, and each has specialized uses. Trust your cosmetic specialist to choose the best dermal filler for your situation. While all dermal fillers are temporary, many can last up to a year or longer, helping you put your best face forward.

MAEZ Integrative Healthcare Offers Dermal Filler Services in New Jersey

If you are considering dermal fillers, contact MAEZ Integrative Healthcare today. Our licensed medical professionals provide dermal filler services in New Jersey and will recommend the best treatment plan for your specific skin type and goals. For an initial consultation, call us at 609-748-4110 or fill out our online form to get started. Located in Linwood, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout Northfield, Somers Point, Margate, Longport, and Atlantic County.