What Is a Dermal Filler?

Dermal fillers are used to reduce wrinkles and scarring by injecting fat, collagen or other materials under the skin to plump up the affected area. This is a minimally invasive way to restore fullness to the face and minimizing the affects of aging or trauma.

Dermal fillers can be applied in a number of places, including:

  • Lips
  • Crow’s feet
  • Smile lines
  • Frown lines between brows
  • Hollow areas below the eyes or in the cheeks
  • Recessed scars

The filler is injected into strategically mapped parts of your face. The injection may contain:

  • Fat (harvested from your body or animal fat)
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Polylactic acid
  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres