Wrinkle fillers are also called dermal fillers and are used to give volume to areas of the skin that have become dried out, flat or wrinkled because of age, pollutants or lifestyle habits like smoking
A temporary wrinkle filler can be made out of several substances, including:
This is a substance that naturally keeps skin and cartilage supple and keeps the skin hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is not only good to erase wrinkles but can also plump lips that the client considers unattractive and thin. Hyaluronic acid, which is available in a gel form, is injected by the dermatologist through a needle. Some brand names add a painkiller to the gel that numbs the area.
Collagen is also a natural substance found in the body, but it comes from various sources. Because of this, the client might need to have a skin test before it's injected. Collagen can be collected from cows, pigs and human cadavers. It's also collectible from the patient. If the patient's had another type of plastic surgery like liposuction, the dermatologist can collect and prepare the collagen then inject it back into the patient's body. This removes the risk of rejection.
Semi-permanent fillers may also, over time, need to be replenished These include:
Calcium hydroxylapatite is made up of calcium and phosphate delivered as tiny spheres, again through injection. Because this is also a natural substance it's very compatible with the body. Since it's thick, calcium hydroxylapatite can smooth out marionette lines and other deep wrinkles.
A client can also have his or her own fat cells used as a wrinkle filler. Again, the fat is collected from other parts of the body. Fat can be a bit challenging for the dermatologist to implant, and there's generally more bruising than there is with other wrinkle fillers.
Wrinkle or dermal fillers are beneficial for restoring a youthful appearance to a client's face, hands or neck. Though they can be made of several substances, they've all been proven to be quite safe and their application is minimally invasive.