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What are Dermal Fillers

A few decades ago, women made use of special creams to look beautiful and young. The creams were expensive and, what is more, caused addiction: to maintain the effect, it was necessary to use them on a permanent basis.

Plastic procedures were eventually developed to manage this problem. Not only have they made it possible to prolong the beauty and youthfulness of the skin, but they have also given us the opportunity to change the facial features if we are not satisfied with the original parameters. They are even more expensive and imply that you need to go under the knife. More than that, there is always a risk of a medical error which can lead to disastrous consequences. 

Therefore, both of these methods are not perfect enough. As an alternative, special fillers have been used recently, for example, Juvederm (learn more about Juvederm here). They are relatively inexpensive, work with lightning speed and last for a long time. Moreover, they do not require surgery. It is therefore not surprising why they have become popular with women and dermatologists/ cosmetologists/ surgeons all over the world.

What is This?

Dermal fillers (see our catalog) are commonly known as substances used for injections in the form of gels or liquids. Once introduced into the skin or subcutaneous layer, they eliminate the external "symptoms" of aging by replacing the lost fat mass and filling in the voids under the folds and wrinkles. They are also widely used when creating normal volume of lips and neutralizing facial skin defects. 

The main advantage of dermal fillers is that they are different from neurotoxins like botulinum toxin (Botox). The fact is that the latter substances are injected under the skin in order to weaken the muscular structures that provoke the formation of mimic wrinkles. Injections are made into the muscle, and the wrinkles between the eyebrows, the so-called "crow's feet", are the basic areas of the preparation introduction. 

Main Advantages

In contrast to neurotoxins, such substances possess plenty of positive effects.

  1. Possibility of applying to different types of wrinkles, which is evidence of their versatility. They fill in folds of any depth in any area of the face and even body.
  2. The duration of effect is several months, usually from 6 to 18, depending on the individual characteristics of the skin and the type of the preparation administered. The possibility of terminating the action if there is no proper result plays an important role. 
  3. Instantaneous effect. The first result can be observed only one day after the application of the composition, and a week later the skin will be completely changed and will look young and beautiful. 
  4. Affordable price. So as to use special creams, you need to buy them almost every month, which means spending a lot of money. And in order to go under the knife, you need to have significant savings. Therefore, purchasing a filler is the best option.

Hyaluronic Acid – the Main Component

Hyaluronic acid is the main component in the skin that helps to retain moisture. Therefore, the elasticity of the skin increases and the volume becomes larger. In general, HC is a kind of natural sugar which is present in every body and in every tissue. 

The fact is that the skin has three layers – the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous layer. In the first layer there is a continuous cellular exchange (we are talking about the epidermis). The second layer (the dermis) contains a lot of collagen which supports the skin, as well as elastin which contributes to its elasticity. The subcutaneous level is the deepest one, and it mainly serves the purpose of supporting the two upper layers. And each of them contains HC.