What are dermal fillers?
Dermal filler injections use various types of substances to plump wrinkles, restore facial volume, and smooth lines. Fillers may use synthetic substances, natural substances, or fat from another part of your body (through a procedure called autologous fat grafting). Several types of synthetic fillers include the following:
- Hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring acid that hydrates your skin and gives it volume
- Calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA), a naturally occurring substance in your bones that softens deeper wrinkles
- Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a substance that helps your body create collagen and softens deep facial wrinkles
At St. Luke’s, Botox and other injectables are administered by trained professionals who will develop a treatment plan to meet your goals.
Juvederm, Restylane, RHA, Radiesse, Belotero, and Sculptra are commonly used filler brands. Though they all increase volume in your target area, each product differs slightly. To find the best option for you, schedule a consultation with St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Our providers are experts in using various types of dermal filler injections to help you look and feel your best.