What are Facial Fillers Made Of?
Each product is different in how it is produced and what it contains, but facial fillers generally are made up of one or more of these substances:
Hyaluronic Acid: This acid naturally occurs in the skin, and functions to retain moisture. As we age, less of the substance is produced. Fillers from synthetically produced hyaluronic acid often contain a mild painkiller to make the treatment more comfortable. The fillers containing hyaluronic acid include Juvederm, VOLUMA, and the Restylane family of fillers.
Poly-L-lactic Acid: Fillers made with this product are thicker, and create longer-lasting results. Fillers such as Sculptra contain this substance, which is used to treat deeper wrinkles, filling them in, and triggering natural collagen production for better skin quality, firmness, and texture.
PMMA: These fillers include microspheres that provide ongoing structure under the skin, making the skin firmer for longer. Belefill contains these tiny spheres, as well as collagen to further support the skin structure and firmness.
CaHA: Radiesse, a popular filler, contains CaHA, or Calcium Hydroxylapatite. This substance is present naturally in our bodies, primarily in the bone structure. Made up of tiny particles suspended in a gel, that functions well for deeper wrinkles, and produces longer term effects.
Plumper Lips: Facial Fillers
Many people are dismayed to see their lips slowly losing the plump quality, as well as definition. Various fillers can restore or enhance the lips, making them more appealing and attractive. The critical issue in any lip plumping is the skill with which it is applied, achieving a more attractive look that is subtle – not shocking. Most lip plumping fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, and each brand varies in thickness and consistency. Choosing the right filler is important. The first step is to have the condition of your lips and surrounding tissue evaluated at our clinic, so you get the results you envision.
A Fresher, Smoother Face
Facial fillers can keep your face looking young and fresh for far longer, and are an effective cosmetic treatment for lines, wrinkles, creases, and to restore lost volume. At Scarpidis Aesthetics in New York, we carefully evaluate the facial structure, skin quality, and areas that are showing signs of lost volume, and use the correct facial filler for each specific area. At our clinic, every treatment is customized to meet the unique needs of the client.