If you are looking for a non-surgical solution to plumping and smoothing wrinkles and lines, dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular. There are different types of dermal fillers available, all of which are made using various kinds of synthetic and natural materials which have been developed for injecting into the skin.

Fillers usually have a temporary effect because they are made using materials which are gradually absorbed by the body over a period of time. The absorbable materials which are used to create dermal fillers include:

CollagenHyaluronic acidCalcium hydroxyapatitePoly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)

The non-absorbable option approved for use in dermal fillers is polymethylmethacrylate beads (PMMA). PMMA is a manmade polymer which is non-biodegradable and biocompatible.

Dermal fillers are used to restore a youthful appearance to skin by injecting the material in the affected areas in order to plump and firm the skin. Available in varying thicknesses, thicker dermal fillers can be injected deeper into the dermal layer of the skin, plumping out fine and deep lines and/or wrinkles.

Naturally-derived fillers pose a smaller risk of provoking an allergic reaction and deliver immediate results. However, their results only last from 3 to 18 months. The effects may last up to two years if you are lucky. The filler breaks down naturally – taking the results with it. As such, return visits to re-inject filler will be needed in order to maintain the results and most clients will need to return within the year.

Natural dermal fillers do pose the risk of lumping and migration, however, the chances of side effects are small. The results and the potential problems associated with natural dermal fillers only last a short time.

Synthetic fillers last longer than naturally derived fillers and, as such, are often considered to be semi-permanent. Wrinkles will only return because your face is continuing to age or the skin is suffering sun damage due to lax skin protection.

Synthetic dermal fillers pose the same risks as naturally-derived fillers. Though, because synthetic fillers are ‘permanent’, the potential problems can be permanent or, at the very least, more difficult to put right.

To discover more about dermal fillers, their application and their benefits, why not contact the team at Clear Lines Aesthetics? A member of our team will be able to discuss your individual requirements with you.