Dermal fillers are FDA-approved and used for the cosmetic treatment of fine facial lines, wrinkles, and folds. Dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in every living cell. Fillers contain synthetic gel forms of hyaluronic acid derived from non-animal sources and are highly compatible with the body. When the gel is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity with normal aging. Hyaluronic acid also brings water to the surface of the skin to keep it looking fresh and supple. The gel is injected into the skin through a fine-gauge needle at the site of unwanted lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers can last up to 18-24 months or longer. Like any cosmetic procedure, there is no guarantee of complete satisfaction, or that wrinkles and folds will disappear completely. Additional treatments may be required to achieve desired results, and visible outcomes will vary per patient. To maintain the desired effect, s
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that has been on the market since 1999. In 2014, the FDA approved Sculptra Aesthetic for treating wrinkles and folds on the face to give a more youthfulappearance. The main ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production. It can be used to treat deep lines, creases, and folds and can be used to restore facial volume lost due to aging or illness.
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