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Types of Dermal Fillers Used For Treatment of Wrinkles, Creases and Aged Skin

Nov 19th 2014 at 1:19 AM

Dermal fillers are injectable substances used for cosmetic procedures. These are employed to plump up lips, get rid of wrinkles and creases that run from the nose to either sides of the mouth and the creases that are present between the eyebrows. Dermal fillers prove to be great an alternative to the facelift procedure as they are cheaper and the recovery time is also less.

Types of Dermal Fillers

There are many types of dermal fillers which are being commonly used by skin clinics all around. Which type is suited depends on the demands of the person who wishes to undergo this procedure. The surgeon thus selects the best fit to be used in the procedure.

Human Fat

Since human fat is natural, it gets absorbed by the body and becomes its own. Usually the fat is taken from thighs or the abdomen, and once it gets cleaned, it is injected into the marked spots on the face. After the procedure the face looks swollen for a few days because surgeons inject some extra amounts of fat into the area. This is done to compensate for the fact that the body absorbs some amounts of the injected fat.


The most common type of fillers used for pumping lips is collagen. It is found in the human skin or in dairy products and is a kind of protein. It is also used on people who have recently undergone facelift procedures or facial surgery.

There is another type of collagen which is obtained from cows, known as bovine collagen, which is also used but after allergy tests are performed on the patient.

Hyaluronic Acid

This chemical is found in human connecting tissues and around the eye region. It is used for dermal filter procedure as it inflates the tissues of the area where it has been injected by settling in as a cushion. It also pushes water to the surface of the skin. It is suitable for removing wrinkles and freshening up skin that has started looking old.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Dermal procedures are popular among middle aged and older people. The procedure does not take much time. Once the doctor has performed tests the procedure can start. Since no anesthesia is used the patient can go back to resuming normal activities almost immediately. Painkillers are mixed in the injection to lessen the pain. With low costs and little recovery time, dermal fillers are a good quick fix to your facial woes.

About the Author…

This post is contributed by Edward Steward. He is a health consultant in Cosmedical Skin Solutions and loves to write about hair removal and other medical services like Dermal Fillers, Laser Treatment for Acne Scars etc. To know more about Fractional laser skin treatments and Ducting Installations please visit


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