Dermal Fillers are injectable soft tissue products which are aimed to restore loss of volume or hydration in the skin. Commonly paired with neurotoxin treatments, dermal filler treatments are considered as one of the most popular treatments around the world.
Thanks to advances in technology, dermal fillers are now being made of molecules which are easily recognised by the body, reducing drastically the chances of complications. The most popular type of molecule for dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is the base ground of our skin and when injected, it immediately restores volume in areas where it lacks. It is the filler of choice for areas such as lips, tear trough, nasolabial folds and corners of the mouth. Its’ longevity varies between 6 and 15 months, depending on the brand used, area injected and also the individual.
Another type of dermal filler molecule which is also biodegradable is Policaprolactone; specifically Ellanse by Sinclair Pharma. Thanks to its bio-stimulatory properties, when administered in the face, it stimulates the synthesis of one’s collagen. It is recommended for areas such as cheeks, to define the jaw line and also for corrections of nasal bumps. This is a longer lasting filler with longevity varying between 2 and 4 years.