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:
- 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