Dermal filler injections have been used by physicians for years to reduce the appearance of facial lines, enhance the lips and help with the appearance of scars. The procedure itself is minimally invasive with little or no recovery time and minimal risks. Dermal fillers are injected into areas with fine lines and wrinkles. Most problem areas include the area around the eyes, brow, bridge of the nose, mouth, jaw line and cheeks. Other areas that can be enhanced by dermal fillers include the lips, which can look fuller and younger after an injection. Scarring from injury to the face or acne can also be corrected.
Temporary dermal fillers include two categories: collagen and hyaluronic acid fillers. Collagen is a naturally occurring connective tissue component that provides strength and structure to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance between the skin cells that binds moisture and provides fullness. Both collagen and hyaluronic acid injectable dermal fillers are created in a lab to mimic these natural substances. Semi-permanent and permanent dermal fillers are those used to correct deeper facial creases and in larger volume restoration.