Dermal fillers are a family of substances that are injected into the second layer of the skin to plump up skin, rejuvenate deep layers of skin, and encourage the growth of new cells. Some dermal fillers are made with naturally-occurring substances, while others are man-made. All are safe to use for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Different Types of Dermal Fillers
There are several different kinds of dermal fillers offered at Dr. Roberts dermatologic practice. The first group of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm, Perlane, and Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies, so it is not a foreign substance being injected into the body. Because of this, it does not require an allergy test beforehand. Hyaluronic acid injections do a very nice job of plumping up lines and wrinkles and restoring elasticity to the skin. It can last anywhere from six months to a year, depending on the dermal filler used, the patient’s skin type, and the area in which it is being used.
Radiesse is used for deep lines and wrinkles, due to the fact that it is a little thicker than many fillers. It is made with a combination of natural substances and man-made materials. It is safe to use and can work well on lines and wrinkles that do not respond well with other hyaluronic acid fillers.
The final type of dermal filler is Sculptra. It is created with a naturally occurring substance similar to sugar water that works with your skin cells called fibroblasts to help make more collagen. By doing this, your skin will become tighter, firmer, and more elastic. Sculptra lasts up to two years; however, the results take time to develop, as collagen is created in response to the injections.
For patients interested in rejuvenating their skin and helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Dr. Roberts can help consult with them to determine if they are a viable candidate for dermal filler treatments. Call today to schedule an examination appointment and find out if dermal fillers can help reduce or eliminate the signs of aging.