There's only one FDA-approved dermal filler that is not absorbed by the body. It is made with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) beads suspended in a solution that contains bovine (cow) collagen. PMMA beads are tiny round, smooth, plastic beads.
Hyaluronic acid based products are considered one of the safest in dermal fillers, particularly those made from synthesized HA, which is made in bacteria instead of using human or animal tissue.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like.
Polylactic acid is a synthetic dermal filler that is injected into your face, causing your body's own production of collagen. This type of dermal filler is known as a stimulator. This non-toxic, biodegradable substance has been used for more than 40 years as suture material.
As well as stretching of the skin, excessive use of fillers can result in longer term damage including wrinkling of the lip and disturbance of the attachment of the facial fat pads and some degree of irregularity and ageing of the skin, he explains.
The most serious risk associated with dermal fillers is accidental injection into a blood vessel. Filler that enters a blood vessel can cause skin necrosis (death of tissue), stroke, or blindness.
While of course most people use fillers in casual conversation, when you bring them with you to the microphone, they distract from your core personality and make you sound nervous, distracted, or disengaged rather than authentic.
Restylane: The Restylane family of fillers (Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, etc.) are excellent options for mature skin. Each filler is designed to treat specific areas and to address common problems associated with aging. Our patients love the natural looking results.
Parent company Teoxane's new RHA collection of fillers, which are made of a type of hyaluronic acid that most closely the kind that resembles what naturally occurs in the body, was FDA-approved in 2021 for the treatment of dynamic lines and wrinkles. (These wrinkles happen when you animate, like a frown or smile.)
Kardashian said she had no filler, including in her lips and cheeks, “No filler. Never filled either one, ever,” she explained.
Dermal fillers carry the possibility of more risks and side effects than Botox. Severe side effects are rare. Moderate side effects usually go away within two weeks. However, serious adverse effects have been connected to the use of unregulated, needle-free injection devices for dermal filler procedures.
Many plastic surgeons say that Juvederm and Restylane are the most durable and longest-lasting fillers available. Both contain hyaluronic acid and are good for smoothing wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid carries 1,000 times its weight in water and makes the skin look young, supple, and soft.
Needle-free devices are not approved by the FDA for the injection of dermal fillers. The safety and effectiveness of needle-free devices for injection of dermal fillers is not known. The FDA has also not approved any dermal fillers for over-the-counter (OTC) use.
With today's cosmetic technology, patients of all ages can have facial rejuvenation with injectables. The primary aim for patients over 60 is to soften lines while maintaining natural-looking results.
Ultherapy (Ultrasound Therapy) for Collagen Stimulation on the Jowls. Ultherapy is an outpatient, non surgical cosmetic procedure for lifting, tightening, and firming jowls. Much like filler injections, one of the primary benefits of ultherapy is how fast and easy treatments can be.
It's truly the best alternative to fillers! Nuface has a great at-home option you can use in between treatments,” advises Rachel Liverman, CEO and Co-Founder of Glowbar. Generally speaking, these plumping skincare products work by causing the skin to temporarily swell up, and therefore fill in lines and texture.
Hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm, others).
This natural component of the skin's connective tissue is the most common filler used for wrinkles.
These fillers are made hyaluronic acid – a sugar molecule found naturally in the body. Non permanent fillers last between 6 months and 2 years but most patients have a yearly top up of their filler. Non permanent filler can be dissolved using an enzyme which breaks the filler down.
Fillers are a great option for patients seeking a softer, more youthful look. However, if used improperly or over used, fillers can have negative long term consequences. In fact, patients who do not properly use filler could actually speed up their skin's aging process, resulting in older looking skin.
There is almost never a bad time to start. You can begin to consider fillers as early as your twenties, and these treatments can be effective at any age.