What Is Filler?

If you wish to bring back that youthful look, the filler treatment is the perfect cosmetic dermatological technique that helps immensely to lessen the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. We all recognize the signs of aging, especially as our faces lose fullness and we start to see wrinkles, folds, and hollowness. These changes do not occur overnight, but at some point, we all notice them and for some, they negatively impact the quality of their lives. Filler injection is an effective treatment option that works incredibly for those who wish to get rid of those signs of aging.
However, this treatment is ideal for those who do not wish to go through any invasive treatments, such as a traditional facelift. Filler injections work by filling up portions of the face that are prone to sagging, as that helps to bring back the natural fullness and volume. Even as this treatment does not cause permanent results, it still presents an easier, more comfortable, and economical means to appear youthful.
There are many types of fillers available, and their viscosities differ. The type of filler applied to a particular area will depend on where the loss of volume occurs, the amount of loss, and the client’s desired result.

Who Are the Right Candidates for Filler Injections?

The dermal filler medication is an immensely helpful treatment for patients who have the following signs of aging skin:

  • Furrowed skin
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Pitted scars

On the flip side, a filler medication is not ideal for people who:

  • Are undergoing blood-thinning therapy, including vitamin E, aspirin, or any kind of NSAID
  • Battling with herpes zoster or herpes simplex 

What Are Expected Effects of Filler Injections?

When you undergo filler injection therapy, expect it to momentarily even out surface flaws on facial skin. Meanwhile, the time the results are expected to remain may vary depending on the particular product employed.
Note that the fillers are only injected into the skin. Therefore, the treatment does not need long healing and downtime. After undergoing this treatment, you can safely go back to your routine once the process is over. All you must do is stay away from laborious activities and excessive sun exposure. However, typical post-procedure symptoms are expected to fade off a couple of days after the procedure.

What Are the Kinds of Dermal Fillers?

The dermal filler injection helps by lifting or puffing up specific face areas. This treatment is most generally effective in the affected regions by sagging skin. You don’t want anything to give you that unpleasant, hollowed appearance.

How the treatment works depends on the kind of fillers you choose. Current options include:

Hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm, others)

This element is the most generally used kind of dermal filler. The function of the hyaluronic acid filler is it draws fluid to the specified portion of the face that needs a lift. The use of this substance is prominent in prominent filler brands such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Captique; the impacts of these fillers generally last approximately between 9 months to 1 year.

Fat Graft

Also known as autologous fat, fat graft refers to fat cells that are carried from another portion of the patient’s own body. These cells then get injected into the recipient site. Understanding that the injected filler is a product of real human fat, the impacts of this type of treatment can remain for years.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiesse)

Here is the primary substance employed in another prominent filler brand Radiesse. This substance can keep wrinkles and skin aging at bay for 12 months.


As for this substance, filler brands like Sculptra employs an artificial and biodegradable polymer substance. Here is another long-lasting alternative, with impacts that last up to two years.

Bovine Collagen

Bovine collagen has been helpful for fillers like Zyplast and Zyderm. Nonetheless, due to the nature of this substance, the patient has to undergo an allergy test. This test should come in at least four weeks before undergoing the procedure. That way, you can ensure that they will not have any unfavorable reactions to the injectable filler.

Microscopic Plastic Beads

Seeing that bovine collagen treatment does not deliver lasting effects, it is often combined with microscopic beads that are products of polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA. These substances stay under the skin even when the collagen melts away. With that, they, therefore, effectively prolong the impacts of the treatment to last at least five years.

Permanent soft tissue filler (Bellafill)

Deep wrinkles around the lips are smoothed with this filler. This form of filler is not absorbed by the body, therefore it does not need to be injected again. As a first-time face filler procedure, permanent soft tissue filler is usually not advised.

Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra)

One or two treatments are required to restore facial volume lost through aging or illness. Results typically last for up to two years.

How Does the Filler Injection Treatment work?

A filler injection therapy can be carried out by trained skin care professionals. A detailed plan to control volume, balance, and texture will be presented by our specialist. If these elements are ignored, the effects might be unpredictable, and injection sites can readily become clumpy.
Not minding which material is used as the filling agent, a bigger portion of the procedure is generally the same.
It starts with the client first receiving local anesthesia to numb the facial spot. As soon as the anesthesia has settled in, our cosmetic specialists inject the filler into the predetermined region, just under the skin. When using a fat graft, the fat used as the filling agent first gets harvested from another area of your body.
Expect each treatment session to last about 15 minutes. Nevertheless, depending on the seriousness of the disorder and the size of the treatment portion, subsequent sessions may be required. In such a case, each session gets spaced with at least two weeks in between.
Based on the patient’s skin, medical history, and response to treatment, the final results will appear in 1-2 weeks.

What Areas of the Body Can Filler Be Used On?

Each instance is unique, and the indicators of aging will differ depending on genetics, environmental conditions, and other factors.  This might include the following:

  • Forehead Wrinkles
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline and Chin
  • Nose
  • Lips
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Affected Area(s) with Acne Scarring

During the execution of this procedure, the specialist will utilize state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the injections provide maximum value.

What Are the Benefits of Filler?

  • The procedure is simple and quick, and the results last a long time.
  • All skin types can benefit from this customizable and proven effective treatment.
  • Keeping hydrated and being proactive in the fight against future signs of aging

Is There any Pain?

The procedure is simple and is usually painless. Most fillers are combined with an anesthetic to help ease any discomfort. For additional comfort, the skin may be treated with a topical anesthetic cream.

Does It Last for a Long Time?

Based on the viscosity of the dermal filler used and the product placement, the results of dermal fillers can last between 6 months and over 1.5 years. Certain factors may accelerate the absorption of the fillers.

Working with the Best!

Only the best-trained skin care professionals can deliver quality and meticulous filler injection treatments. Do not forget that there is a chance that the fillers used are not part of those approved by the U.S. FDA. Only certified clinics like Unique Beauty Clinic follow the rules and stay cautious before, during, and after the process. Using the wrong filler agents exposes the patient to the possibility of uncontrolled unfavorable effects. Knowing this makes us commit to ensuring only the right substances will be used for your treatment.