There are two natural dermal fillers, collagen and hyaluronic acid. Collagen based fillers were among the first in the marketplace and are used by dermatologists to fill superficial facial lines and wrinkles. The collagen fillers used today are human collagen so there is no need for skin testing and little chance for allergic reactions. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is cross linked and stablized to form a filler. HA fillers are the most widely used dermal fillers because they are safe, versatile and last longer than collagen fillers. HA fillers can be used to fill lines and wrinkles, add volume to the face and to enhance the lips.
- Q What sort of side effects can I expect after using a dermal filler?
- Q How does the quality of fillers differ for dermatologists and patients?
- Q What are wrinkle-filler injections?
- Q Who should try injectable fillers?
- Q What are injectable fillers for midfacial augmentation?
- Q How can I choose the right wrinkle filler?