What Are Dermal Fillers: Uses, Effects, and the Most Famous Brands

Nov. 20, 2020 8:56 am | by Dr. M. Tahsini

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What are dermal fillers and what possible benefits they may have? You may already know all the amazing effects, but do you know how dermal fillers work? As we age, our skin changes. We not only develop wrinkles but our skin also becomes thinner. If this is happening to you, you’re likely slathering multiple anti-aging serums on your face to achieve youthful plumpness.


Are these efforts not working? Then you may need a new remedy.


Dermal filler injections are a series of injections that increases your skin’s plumpness. Continue reading to understand more about them, the possible effects and side effects, and the most popular brands.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are compromised of anti-aging ingredients and are injected beneath the skin. There are different types of fillers out there that are characterized by the main ingredient in the fillers. The main ingredient may include:


  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Poly-L-Lactic acid
  • Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHa)
  • Autologous fat injections (facial fat grafting)
  • Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)


Many love fillers because they require no surgery. Recovering is simple — you can resume normal activities immediately after your appointments (though swelling and bruising may occur).


Why Do Our Clients Use Dermal Fillers?

Fillers do more than smooth out wrinkles and plump skin. Dermal fillers can correct many skin imperfections and treat different signs of aging. Some of the common dermal filler uses include:


  • Restore volume to sunken cheeks and temples
  • Smooth out lines throughout the face, including around the mouth and nose
  • Plump and enhance lips
  • Diminish lip lines
  • Improve facial feature symmetry
  • Smooth out chin creases


You can also use fillers to prevent aging symptoms.


How long do dermal fillers last? This depends on the area of treatment, the product, and the patient. But most patients can expect results to last between six and 18 months.


If you’re unsure whether dermal fillers are right for you, schedule a free consultation and skin analysis with us and find out.

Possible Side Effects of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are FDA-approved and are generally considered safe. But dermal fillers do come with some side effects, though they are mild. These side effects include:


  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Itching


While you can resume normal activities after your injections, you’ll want to avoid strenuous physical activities, such as exercise. This will decrease your risk of side effects.


Serious (but rare) side effects include:


  • Lumps and bumps
  • Infections
  • Scarring
  • Skin discoloration
  • Allergic reaction


The best way to ensure you don’t experience these side effects is by going to a licensed professional with experience giving dermal fillers.


Most Popular Brands

As stated previously, dermal fillers are characterized by their main ingredient. The biggest players, such as Juvederm, use hyaluronic acid fillers. But this isn’t your only option. Here are the most popular brands and their main ingredient.


  • Hyaluronic acid fillers: Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero
  • CaHa: Radiesse
  • Poly-L-Lactic Acid: Sculptra
  • PMMA: Bellafill


Always ask your doctor which type of filler they recommend for your skin and your concerns.


Get Dermal Fillers in South Bay Los Angeles


Still, wondering what fillers are? Dermal fillers are anti-aging skin injections that plump the skin for a youthful appearance. If you’re located in South Bay Los Angeles, you’ll want to get your fillers done by the best doctors in the area. We have patients coming in to get their fillers done from Lomita, Carson, Gardena, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Long Beach. Head over to our YELP page and see why people in the South Bay region love us.


Are you ready to schedule your appointment? Contact us today!


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