Facts About Injectable Fillers

Helping Reverse the Effects of Aging

Fillers are FDA-approved injectable materials made of hyaluronic acids and collagens. They have become quite popular in recent years, as patients flock to fillers to combat the effects of aging. Some of these effects include facial wrinkles, creases and folds, thin or flat lips, and hollow areas under the eyes, temples, and cheeks. With the increasing popularity of fillers, many people have preconceptions about the procedure. While there are many myths floating around, there are also many interesting facts about injectable fillers. Some of these interesting facts include:

  • Dermal fillers have been around since the 1800s.

Robert Gersuny was an Austrian surgeon who began to use paraffin and mineral oil to correct facial flaws. While these are no longer the substances used today, it was that vision that launched the practice into the popularity it has reached today.

  • They are temporary, but impactful.

Most dermal fillers last between 6 and 12 months. Even though they do not last forever, while they are activated in the skin, they are a great way to improve elasticity in the skin, lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and give the skin a rejuvenated appearance.

  • Fillers can target specific areas of the face.

No two fillers are created equal. Injectable fillers can be made to target specific areas of the face. Communicating with your specialist will help us understand what your main priorities are and address them with precision.

  • Fillers are one of the most popular treatments in the field of aesthetics.

In the U.S. alone, the popularity of fillers increases every year by millions of procedures. This could be due in part to beauty mogul Kylie Jenner, who confirmed in 2015 that she had been using lip filler. One clinic even reported a 70% rise in lip filler enquiries after Jenner made the announcement. Fuller lips are certainly a desirable look, but fillers can be used in the face in a variety of ways. Dermal fillers, offered at Novopelle Med Spa, have even been coined as “liquid facelifts.”

  • Dermal fillers stimulate collagen growth.

Filler injectables contain naturally occurring ingredients like hyaluronic acid that encourage the body to increase localized collagen production. Collagen plays an important role in strengthening the skin, and helps with elasticity and hydration. If you do not have enough collagen, wrinkle formation will result.

  • The procedure is becoming more popular for men.

The use of dermal fillers become more and more popular amongst men. They are turning to fillers to give them a fresher, more defined appearance. Some of the top concerns that we work to address for men are premature aging and sunken, dull skin.

  • Fillers are often used for preventative purposes.

Injectable fillers can be used for preventative measures. Paralyzing the muscle prevents wrinkles caused by muscle contractions and makes sure that wrinkles do not worsen in that area. Preventative fillers are most often used in the forehead and throughout the face.

Types of Injectable Fillers

The last most interesting fact about injectable fillers is that there are many types of them that can be used for different purposes. The types of fillers we offer at Novopelle Med Spa include:

Kybella is particularly unique in the sense that it is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve the profile. Kybella destroys fat cells, which results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.

This is what patients most commonly think of when they think of injectable fillers. It is one of the most recognizable names in the cosmetic industry. It has a long-established reputation for being safe, minimally invasive, and very little to no downtime. It works by blocking the nerve impulses in the muscles that cause them to contract. When the muscles in the face stay relaxed, the appearance of wrinkles is lessened greatly.

The main purpose of Juvederm is to address volume loss in the face. To do this procedure, we utilize collagen and hyaluronic acid, both of which offer an effective way to fill lines and wrinkles.

Radiesse is a long-lasting, non-surgical way to smooth skin and improve the volume of the skin for a youthful appearance. The materials in Radiesse act as a matrix that allow the body’s collagen to grow around them. On of the great things about Radiesse is that even after the materials have left the system, the collagen structure that formed will remain.

Dysport works similarly to Botox, but it is different in the way that it also blocks nerve impulses and prevents wrinkle-causing muscle contractions from occurring. In deciding whether Botox or Dysport is best for an individual patient, we look first at the desired area of treatment. Because Dysport is typically used deeper beneath the skin than Botox, so it can be a great option for patients who want to target a larger area. No matter what the patient’s needs are, we will work directly with them to determine the best treatment to help them put their best faces forward.

If you would like to learn more about our injectable filler options, call us today at (888) 429-7055 or contact us online.