A Guide to Injectable Fillers

As you age your facial tissues tend to become thinner causing lines to appear around your nose and mouth. Your cheeks will begin to look less full. This is due to a loss of volume. To correct this, injectable dermal fillers can be used to replace the volume you have lost and in doing so they can smooth your wrinkles, plump your lips and give you a less aged appearance. 

What are Injectable Fillers?

Injectable dermal fillers can smooth lines and soften creases, restoring the volume you have lost and enhancing your facial contours. They are a non-surgical, cost-effective method to re-capture your youth without having to undergo surgery or experiencing an extended post-surgical recovery. 

What is in an Injectable Filler?

The injectable dermal fillers are composed of a somewhat gelatinous substance that is injected beneath your skin and composed of the following ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid (known as, HA)
    Hyaluronic acid is an FDA-approved substance that occurs naturally in your skin.
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite (known as, CaHA)
    Calcium hydroxylapatite is an FDA-approved substance that is found in your bones. It can help to stimulate the natural production of collagen and is used for deep lines and wrinkles.
  • Poly-L-lactic Acid
    Poly-L-lactic acid is an FDA-approved synthetic substance that is also biodegradable. The compound is also found in dissolvable stitches. They can smooth fine lines and stimulate the rebuilding of your skin’s natural collagen. 
  • Polymethylmethacrylate (known as, PMMA)
    Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is an FDS-approved synthetic, biocompatible substance that contains collagen and remains beneath your skin to provide support.
  • Autologous fat injections
    Autologous fat injections use the fat that has been harvested from another part of your body to restore volume to your cheeks, temples, lower eyelids, or other areas. 

What can Injectable Fillers Correct?

Injectable dermal fillers can help with your following facial concerns:

  • Smoothing the lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth
  • Restoring volume to your sunken cheeks or temples
  • Reducing the vertical lines above your lips
  • Plumping your lips
  • Smoothing a crease in your chin
  • Improving the symmetry of your face

Injectable dermal fillers are considered a medical procedure that requires the training, knowledge, and skill of a provider who understands facial anatomy. Are you in using injectable dermal fillers to solve some of your facial concerns? Give us a call at 917.426.9726 or fill out the online form to schedule a free cosmetic consultation. SkinTight MedSpa is located at 1041 3rd Ave, Suite 200, New York, NY 10065.

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