Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are one of America’s most popular non-surgical skin treatments, and for good reason. These quick injectables address wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss to enhance the face and restore youthful vitality. It’s no surprise that dermal fillers have become the non-invasive treatment of choice for those seeking big results with minimal downtime.


What are Dermal Fillers and How Do They Work?

Dermal fillers are non-invasive cosmetic treatments that add volume and restore fullness to the face, hands, and butt. They contain a gel-like substance that consists of synthetic hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite, which is injected into the skin to smooth out wrinkles, enhance facial contours, and plump up areas that have lost volume over time.

Hyaluronic acid fillers attract water molecules to the area, helping hydrate and moisturize the skin while providing a firming effect. Dermal fillers instantly lift and sculpt targeted areas, creating a more youthful appearance.

Other fillers stimulate collagen production, which gives skin its elasticity, to provide a firming and lifting effect in the treated areas.

The results from treatments can be seen immediately after the procedure and typically last several months or even up to a year. The effects gradually fade as the body metabolizes the fillers.

Types of Dermal Fillers and Their Uses

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid fillers are among the most commonly used dermal fillers. They work by adding volume to the skin and restoring hydration. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our bodies, making it safe and compatible with all skin types.

The most popular uses of hyaluronic acid fillers include:

  • Plumping up thin lips
  • Filling in lines and wrinkles
  • Enhancing cheekbones
  • Treating the prejowl area
  • Under the eyes
  • For cheek augmentation

Hyaluronic acid fillers usually last six to 12 months.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers

Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers are made of microscopic spheres suspended in a gel-like solution. This type of filler stimulates collagen production, providing long-lasting results. It is particularly beneficial for those seeking immediate improvement and gradual collagen growth. Uses:

  • Correcting moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles
  • Restoring youthful contours to the face
  • Adding volume to the back of the hands

Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers are usually used for deeper wrinkles and adding structure back to the face. They last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers.

Poly-L-lactic Acid Fillers

Poly-L-lactic acid fillers are made from a substance found in the body. While poly-L-lactic acid is made in a laboratory, it is biologically compatible with the body and designed to degrade naturally. Other uses for poly-L-lactic acid include dissolving stitches. This filler can last longer than two years and is used to treat more severe wrinkles and stimulate collagen production.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Smooth out wrinkles and fine lines

Dermal fillers are a popular treatment for smoothing facial wrinkles and fine lines. Injecting small amounts of filler into specific areas allows the filler to draw water to the area, plumping it up to create a more youthful appearance.

Restore lost volume

Our skin loses volume as we age, resulting in sagging and hollowed-out areas. Dermal fillers effectively restore lost volume and add natural fullness to areas like the cheeks or under-eye area. Restoring lost volume gives the face a more lifted and rejuvenated look.

Long-lasting results with minimal downtime

One of the significant benefits of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers is that they provide immediate results that are long-lasting without downtime. While some mild, temporary swelling or bruising may occur immediately after treatment, you can resume your normal activities immediately. The effects of dermal fillers typically last anywhere from six months to two years or longer, depending on the type of filler used and the area treated.

Target Area of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are versatile and can be used to treat several areas of the face, hands, and butt. These are the most common areas for dermal filler injections:

  • Lips: They can enhance lip volume, redefine lip borders, and reduce wrinkles around the mouth.
  • Cheeks: A more youthful and lifted appearance can be achieved by adding volume to the cheeks with dermal fillers.
  • Nasolabial Folds: These lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth can be softened with dermal filler injections.
  • Marionette Lines: They can minimize these vertical lines that extend downward from the corners of the mouth, improving overall facial balance.
  • Jawline: They can help contour the shape of the jawline, producing a more defined look

Other popular target areas include under-eye hollows, temples, and the chin. Discuss your concerns with a Beyond Skin team member who can recommend suitable treatment options.

Cost of Dermal Fillers

The final cost of your dermal filler treatment depends on what area you have treated and your personal treatment goals. Clients have the best outcomes when they choose to invest in a treatment package. To get an accurate estimate for the treatment you plan on having, schedule a consultation with Beyond Skin Aesthetics today for a personalized quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dermal fillers typically last anywhere from six to 18 months, depending on the type of filler used and factors such as metabolism and lifestyle. Thicker fillers, designed for deeper wrinkles, may provide longer-lasting results than thinner ones used for lip enhancements or fine lines or in areas of movement.

Dermal fillers are considered safe as long as someone who is experienced is injecting them. It's normal to experience mild side effects like redness or bruising immediately after the treatment.

Absolutely! Dermal fillers can be combined with other cosmetic treatments, such as Botox injections or Aerolase laser therapy, for optimal results in rejuvenating your appearance. These complementary procedures often target different aspects of aging skin and work together synergistically to address multiple concerns simultaneously.

Experience Beyond Skin Aesthetics

Discover the excellent results that dermal fillers can provide and see why so many clients are thrilled with their renewed, youthful look. With our state-of-the-art techniques and personalized approach, you can trust Beyond Skin Aesthetics to deliver exceptional results tailored specifically for you.

Schedule your appointment today and let our skilled specialists guide you through a safe and satisfying experience.