The Types Of Dermal Fillers

If you are thinking of having dermal fillers, you need to know about the different types on the market. Knowing about the different dermal fillers will help you choose the right one and understand what they offer. It is important to note that you may not be offered all the common types of dermal fillers.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite 

This dermal filler is a compound that is naturally found in the human body. It is a mineral-like compound and used in a range of treatments. The filler is produced in a way that does not require any animal products or animals to be used.

This is important as it will lower the risks of allergic reactions. You also do not have to worry about skin testing. As this is a natural compound, the results are considered more natural and side effects are rare.

The filler is commonly used to enhance the fullness of cheeks and facial contours. Creases that are moderate to severe will also be treated with this filler such as frown lines and marionette lines. If you are taking medications that cause facial wasting, the filler can be used to improve the volume of the affected areas.

Hyaluronic Acid 

This dermal filler comes under a number of brand names and is one of the most popular on the market. Injections of the filler will help improve the contour of the skin and depressions from lines, injuries or scars. As with calcium hydroxylapatite, this filler is a natural substance that is generally found in the body.

The highest concentration of this filled in the human body is in the soft connective tissue and the fluid around the eyes. There is some of this filled in the joint and cartilage fluid. Skin tissue will also contain some of this filler.

To create the filler that is injected, the naturally occurring acid will be extracted and reformulated. The name of this filler is often familiar because it is used for aching joints. The filler is injected into the joints of people who have arthritis to provide additional cushioning and ease the pain.

In terms of contouring, this filled can improve the appearance of acne scars, crow’️s feet, frown lines between the eyebrows, and marionette lines at the corners of the mouth. The filler can also redefine the lip border and improve the appearance of cheek depressions.

Scars from burns and wounds will also be improved by this filler. Smoker’s lines around the mouth and worry lines on the forehead will be lessened with the use of this filler.


If you are looking for a semi-permanent filler, this is the one that you are likely to be offered. This filler is often used by plastic surgeons because of the limited reaction it has with human tissue. The filler is biocompatible and will not need any allergy tests before it is used. However, it is important to note that this filler is not naturally found in the body like others are.

This filler is often used to treat deep wrinkles such as depressed scars and nasolabial folds. It can also be used to plump thin lips. If you have any facial wasting from medication or a loss of facial volume from age, this filler can be used to enhance the face and treat this.

To achieve this, the filler is injected into the affected area and a thin layer of collagen will start to form around and over it. This will generally take around a month to occur. Eventually, the injected gel will be completely surrounded. If there are any complications, the filler can be removed is necessary, but it is thought to be stable over time.

Polylactic Acid 

This is a synthetic dermal filler that stimulates the body’s natural collagen production once injected. As a stimulator, it is non-toxic and biodegradable. This is one of the oldest dermal fillers and has been used with great success for over 40 years as a suture material.

It is important to note that this filler will not provide immediate results as others do. As it stimulates collagen production in the body, the results will appear over a few months. As the results take time, you need to have multiple treatments every 3 months for the desired results.

Each treatment will stimulate collagen production and you will see the full effects in 4 to 6 weeks. As you need regular treatments, this filler is semi-permanent. It is also not able to treat the range of skin issues that other fillers can.

This filler is commonly used to fill laughter lines and to plump thin lips. It can also be used to treat deep nasolabial folds, but you have to wait for the results.

Polymethyl-Methacrylate Microspheres 

This filler is a semi-permanent one and is generally used to treat medium or deep wrinkles. It can also be used to fill pitted scars and plump thin lips. This filler can also be used instead of a collagen replacement therapy as it has been used for years in permanent implants.

This is the least common of these fillers because a number of injections are required to create the volume you want. It can also take up to 3 months for the desired results to be seen. The technician offing this filler will also need to be familiar with it as proper techniques have to be used.

There are many different dermal fillers on the market and you need to know what they are. Some of these fillers work as a stimulator and will prompt the body to create more collagen.