A Few Aesthetic Facial Fillers to Choose From

Posted on: 12 August 2020

If you want a younger-looking face that's more full and plump, then you can have fillers inserted into your lips, cheeks, and forehead. An aesthetic services professional can help with this. And, you will have a few different options when it comes to the fillers. Find out more about a few of them so you can ask your aesthetics professional about them.

Hyaluronic Acid Filler

One of the more common types of facial fillers is made from a compound containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is produced by your body to help the skin, eyes, and other tissues retain water. This helps them to maintain their plump and full appearance. The acid is found in connective tissues and it is a gel-like substance. Since it is already produced by the body and is meant to keep tissues moist and full, it is a good choice as a facial filler. Some of the hyaluronic acid fillers include products like Juvederm, Restylane, and Vollure. The fillers typically contain some lidocaine in the gel to reduce discomfort during treatment and you can expect the plump appearance to last up to 12 months. At this time, the body will absorb the filler and you can decide if you want additional treatments. The fillers do have some side effects associated with them. However, these are typically related to the injection process. Redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site are common.

Poly-L-lactic Acid Fillers

If you are looking for longer lasting results that can be seen for up to two years and if you also have some deep lines that you want to correct, then poly-L-lactic acid may be a good choice. This type of filler works a bit differently than other types of products. It helps your body plump the face by stimulating the creation of collagen. Collagen is the natural substance that gives the skin its smooth and even texture. Once the acid causes the stimulation, it dissipates into the body. And, this occurs within a few days, but the effects last for quite a long time.

Poly-L-lactic acid is not a natural substance. However, it is a synthetic one that has long been used to create dissolvable stitches and other types of devices that are inserted into the body. The material is bio-compatible meaning that it should not cause an adverse reaction when injected. While this is true, allergies can happen, so you do need to watch closely for swelling after the filler is inserted.