What are the Different Types of Facial Fillers?

Dr. Melissa Marks will recommend a suitable facial filler for you, depending on your needs.

What are the Different Types of Facial Fillers?

As you lose facial tissue due to aging, wrinkles and lines become more profound. These signs usually appear around the mouth, nose, and cheeks making them slightly hollow. Physicians use them to restore facial structure and reduce the effects of aging. The surgeon recommends a suitable dermal filler for you, depending on your needs.  Some of these dermal fillers include:

Hyaluronic acid (HA)

Hyaluronic acid smooths out wrinkles around the lips, eyes, and forehead. The results usually last for a year since the body reabsorbs the substance. However, the substance stays more than a year before the body naturally absorbs it in some cases. This filler also attracts water, hydrating your skin and making it healthier.

Poly-L-lactic acid

This biodegradable acid stimulates the skin to produce collagen. As a result, it enhances skin firmness. This treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkles—patients who suffer significant volume loss benefit from these facial fillers. Poly-L-lactic acid results last up to two years, followed by maintenance treatments to achieve the desired results.

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

This filler comprises collagen and tiny balls called microspheres used to plump up the skin. Despite being a long-acting facial filler, minor complications affect patients after surgery. These complications include infections, among others. In addition, this procedure tends to be more intrusive because of the number of injections involved.

Autologous Fat Injections (Fat Grafting)

This technique obtains fat from specific parts of your body. These areas include the buttocks and inject the fat in areas that need filling. Autologous fat transfer requires multiple treatment sessions. Fat injections lack consistency, and therefore considerable treatment help maintains lasting symmetrical results.

We offer quality services in injectable facial fillers using top products. For more information, contact us at Signature Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Please schedule an appointment with us today. Consult our expert team today and learn of the different types of fillers suited for you.

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