Dermal fillers have been used in many different forms for more than 25 years. Historically the oldest available filler is the fat injections obtained from excessive fat deposits in one’s own body. The modern era started in 1981, when the FDA approved Zyderm or bovine collagen. The most widely used filler up to 2003 was Zyderm. Nevertheless, the downside of collagen is that it is extracted from plants, and thus can induce an allergic reaction. Collagen also only lasts 3 to 4 months. In the 1990’s, research and production of other fillers started throughout Europe and Asia. Fillers have been produced from various source materials, including bovine, porcine, human, avian and bio-engineered products, since this time. Wart Removal near me
Today, doctors and patients are looking for non-animal, longer lasting fillers which provide natural correction without the risk of long-term side effects. Now many cosmetic doctors prefer hyaluronic-based fillers like Restylane, Captique, and Juvederm. Hyaluronic acid is a material contained within soft tissue. This gives the skin thickness and fullness. These types of fillers have advantages over injections of fat and collagen, because they are not extracted from animals and are therefore longer lasting and have less chance of side effects.
The arrival of the Restylane from Q-Med opened a whole new chapter of dermal enhancement. The colorless gel with a very fine needle is rubbed into a wrinkle or skin fold in tiny amounts. This preserves its shape using the moisture of the body itself. Restylane was used to form the contours of the face, smooth wrinkles or sculpt the lips. What results is a healthy look, more youthful and more full. More than one million individuals have received injections of Restylane worldwide since 1996. FDA recently approved Juvederm, another hyaluronic acid based filler. Because of its molecular structure it lasts much longer than Restylane.
Fillers can be split into temporary or permanent ones. Temporary fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm usually last from 6 to 9 months and are biodegradable i.e. they are consumed and eventually excreted by the body. The permanent fillers like Artecoll and Radiesse can last from months to years. In the end, other factors determine how long a filler substance can last, such as the age of the patient, the width of the wrinkle and how much liquid is inserted. Many permanent fillers both re-establishvolume and induce collagen to accumulate at the injection site. The downside of using permanent fillers is the potential for the over time formation of’ granulomas’ or lumps in the treated area.
Cosmetic fillers are an important instrument for restoring volume and symmetry to the whole face. The dermal fillers improve cosmetic outcomes in tandem with other therapies such as BOTOX, pulsed light, laser peels, microdermabrasion, and skin care products.