What are dermal fillers? How do they work?

Facial fillers are injectables that can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other characteristics of aging skin, providing patients with a smoother and younger looking face and it has become very popular in recent years.

Some fillers work by physically filling in the facial tissues that have been decreased as a result of aging. Ingredients such as hyaluronic acid work to plump up skin tissues. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component found in the body that’s able to enter skin cells and fill them with moisture, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Other fillers work by stimulating skin cells to produce more collagen. Collagen is a protein that accounts for 25 to 35 percent of all the protein in the body, and is mainly found in connective tissue, including the skin. Collagen production decreases with age, which contributes to the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging. By increasing collagen production, these characteristics become less noticeable.