Injectable fillers are a type of cosmetic treatment used to add volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines in the face. They are made of a variety of different substances, including:
- Hyaluronic acid: This is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to keep skin hydrated and plump. Injectable fillers made of hyaluronic acid include Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero.
- Calcium hydroxylapatite: This substance is similar to the minerals that make up our bones and teeth. It is used in injectable fillers such as Radiesse.
- Poly-L-lactic acid: This is a synthetic material that is biocompatible and biodegradable. It is used in injectable fillers such as Sculptra.
- Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA): This is a synthetic material that is used in injectable fillers such as Bellafill.
Injectable fillers are administered by a healthcare professional and can be used to add volume to the cheeks, lips, and temples, as well as smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. They are temporary treatments that typically last for several months to a year before needing to be repeated.