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What Is a Dermal Filler?

Dermal Filler San Diego is a cosmetic treatment that can soften lines and wrinkles, plump lips, or enhance your cheekbones. It is important to choose a cosmetic surgeon who has experience with a wide variety of fillers.

Your provider will cleanse your skin and may apply an anesthetic. They will inject the filler using a needle or a cannula.

What You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

A dermal filler is a type of injection that reduces wrinkles and adds volume to the skin. It is an alternative to surgery and usually does not require anesthesia. It can be done in a doctor’s office or medical spa. There are several types of fillers available, and the best one for you depends on your goals and the areas of your face that need attention. Talk to your trusted skincare expert and learn about the different types of fillers that are currently available in the market in India.

Many patients see immediate results with fillers, and the effects can last for months or even years. The most common filler is hyaluronic acid, a substance that can be found naturally in your body. This is the main reason why these fillers are safe and do not cause allergic reactions.

As you age, your body begins to lose collagen. This is an important substance that exists all over your body, including your skin, muscles, bones and connective tissues. Low levels of collagen causes your skin to thin, lose its elasticity and start to sag. Fillers mitigate the effects of thinning collagen by adding volume to the skin.

Another common dermal filler is fat injections. This involves liposuction to remove fat cells from a part of your body, purifying them and then injecting them into the area you want to enhance. The advantage of this procedure is that it looks natural and can last a long time.

If you have under-eye bags, this procedure is also very effective. This type of filler helps reduce dark circles under the eyes and gives you a more energetic look.

Another popular dermal filler is poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen. This helps smooth deep wrinkles and can last two years or more. Sculptra is one of the most popular brands of this filler. This type of filler is also available as a gel and can be injected under the skin instead of using a needle. This makes the procedure less painful. Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) beads are another type of dermal filler. These are very small balls that stay under the skin and make it firm.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Our bodies produce collagen, but this naturally occurring protein slows down with age. As a result, the skin begins to sag and wrinkles form, but our aesthetic doctors can use dermal filler to stimulate collagen production and tighten sagging skin, as well as add volume and improve elasticity. The best dermal filler for this purpose is calcium hydroxylapatite, which is FDA approved and can take years off the face with only a few injections.

This is a semi-permanent filler that is made of biosynthetic material derived from a compound of calcium phosphate and hydroxylapatite. It is injected into the face via a small tube. Our cosmetic dermatologists can use it on the cheeks, forehead, chin, neck, abdomen, arms and knees.

Calcium hydroxylapatite has been shown to stimulate fibroblasts and induce neocollagenesis. The neocollagenesis results in new collagen fibers that create a firm, elastic and youthful complexion. This procedure is also used to reduce jowls, tighten the jawline and smooth fine lines around the mouth. We can even use it to tone cellulite dimples on the legs, buttocks and arms.

Studies have found that the use of this filler results in high patient satisfaction and low complications. The results are also long-lasting, and they don’t migrate to other areas of the face or body. Additionally, there are no allergic reactions to the product, and it’s completely safe for most patients.

Another popular filler is hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps to hold water and moisture. The majority of our dermal filler products are hyaluronic acid-based and they can be used to restore lost facial structure, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles or lift sagging tissue.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular type of dermal filler on the market. They are comprised of a synthetic molecule that resembles the natural hyaluronic acid in your body, so there’s little chance of allergic reaction. Our HA fillers, including Radiesse, are proven to last up to two or three times longer than similar competitors.

Radiesse is a dermal filler that has been FDA approved for soft tissue augmentation and the correction of facial lipoatrophy associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It is also effective for nasolabial folds, vocal cord insufficiency and radiographic soft-tissue marking.

PMMA Beads

Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is a synthetic material that has been used in the medical industry for more than a century. It comes in the form of “microspheres” and is suspended in either bovine collagen or hyaluronic acid. It is then injected into the skin as a dermal filler to reduce wrinkles and scars. The FDA has approved several PMMA-based products, including Bellafill. This is a long-lasting filler that works by stimulating the body to produce more collagen.

The treatment of bacterial infections involves debridement and the management of dead space, which can lead to recurrence. This is especially true with chronic wound infections, which are often complicated by the presence of a fistulous tract or pseudomembrane, and may involve a combination of both bone and soft tissue.

Using antibiotic-loaded PMMA beads can help control infection by decreasing the amount of bacteria in the wound bed, which is essential to maintaining a sterile environment. These beads are easily made in the operating room and are a good choice for open fractures that require serial debridement, as they have been shown to decrease infection rates.

However, the use of PMMA antibiotic beads is not foolproof, as it is possible that bacteria can penetrate the beads and cause systemic infections. Because of this, it is recommended that a systemic antibiotic be used in conjunction with the beads, and that the concentration of the antibiotic in the beads is adjusted to ensure that an adequate concentration will be present in the wound bed.

Antibiotic-loaded PMMA beads can also be used to treat chronic osteomyelitis. This was done in 82 patients with chronic osteomyelitis of the sinus and nasal nasopharynx from June 2007 to June 2013. The antibiotic-loaded bone cement was placed at the site of infection, which was then covered with plastic soft tissue closure. The sterility was guaranteed until the healing was complete, as evidenced by radiographic evaluation of the area.

The antibiotics were released from the PMMA beads at a rate of up to 15 % per day, which was comparable to the release of antibiotics in bone cement alone. Additionally, the beads were fixed into the wound edges and sealed with film, which avoided the need for daily dressing changes, which could contaminate the area.


Collagen is a tough, insoluble fiber that makes up about a third of your body’s protein. It’s a structural component of the extracellular matrix that holds together all your body’s tissues, including skin, tendons and bones. It’s made of a chain of amino acids, with each amino acid linked to the next by glycine. This allows the chains to form a tight triple helix that can resist stretching and withstand stress.

The human body produces different types of collagen, depending on the tissue. For example, type I collagen is found in your skin and cartilage, while type II is found in your tendons. There are also 28 other types of collagen, but the most popular for dermal filler purposes is type III. Type III is found in your blood vessels, intestines and skin, and helps your arteries stay strong and wounds heal.

A medical professional injects this substance into your skin, and it stimulates your own natural production of collagen. The results don’t appear immediately, but over the course of a month, your own collagen fills in the area that has been treated. You can expect to need about three monthly treatments to see the full benefits.

It’s important to work with a qualified doctor or dermatologist for any procedure that involves injected substances. The doctor should be familiar with the various filler materials, how they work and what effects each one has. They should also be able to explain the risks and benefits of the procedure, and what to expect afterward.

You can boost your body’s natural collagen production by eating a balanced diet that includes poultry, fish, whole grains, legumes, nuts and fruits. Also, don’t expose your skin to too much sun — UV rays damage collagen.

If you’re looking for a dermal filler that’s safe for vegans, consider calcium hydroxylapatite. This compound occurs naturally in your bones and is also biodegradable. It’s available in brands such as Radiesse. Another option is polylactic acid, which also stimulates collagen. This non-toxic and biodegradable ingredient is the same material that medical professionals use to heal wounds after dissolvable stitches are inserted. It’s also available under the brand name Sculptra.