As we grow older, was start to lose fat that is under the facial skin, causing the face to look more aged. This may present in several ways. There could be hollowing of the cheeks, under eye circles, wrinkles and skin folds. Exposure to the sun, lifestyle factors, such as smoking, and genetics are other factors that affect how our faces age. Dermal fillers are substances that your dermatologist can use to correct facial aging. Most dermal injectable fillers contain substances that occur naturally in the skin and body. These substances can be injected with tiny needles into the places where your face needs them. This procedure is very safe, takes just a few minutes to do, and is only slightly uncomfortable. Most dermal fillers do not give permanent results, but the results can last for years. Some dermal fillers are even reversible. This means that if you decide that you don’t like the look of your dermal filler, your dermatologist could inject an antidote to make it go away immediately. This rarely needs to be done though as when dermal fillers are injected by a trained dermatologist, they produce a natural, more youthful look.

Some types of dermal fillers are:

  • Juvederm Ultra®
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus®
  • Juvederm Voluma®
  • Restylane®
  • Restylane Silk®
  • Perlane
  • Bellafill®
  • Radiesse