Filler Types & Uses
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, making these fillers biocompatible and safe. They can be used to treat various concerns, such as:
- Adding volume and fullness to lips (lip augmentation).
- Softening nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines.
- Smoothing out under-eye hollows and dark circles.
- Enhancing cheekbones and restoring facial contours.
- Improving the appearance of scars and fine lines.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers: Radiesse
This type of filler contains microscopic calcium particles suspended in a gel. It is used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, particularly in the lower face. Common uses include:
- Addressing smile lines (nasolabial folds) and marionette lines.
- Restoring volume to the cheeks and mid-face region.
- Providing a lift to sagging skin.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers: Sculptra
These fillers stimulate collagen production over time and are often used for more gradual and long-lasting results. They are commonly used to:
- Improve facial volume and contour over several treatment sessions.
- Minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles and folds.
- Sculptra is a brand name for this type of filler
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) Fillers: Bellafill & Artefill
PMMA fillers contain tiny spheres that remain in place under the skin to provide support and structure. They are primarily used for:
- Treating severe facial wrinkles and folds.
- Adding volume to sunken areas of the face.
- Fill Acne Scars/Pox Marks
Autologous Fat Transfer
This procedure involves harvesting fat from one part of the body (usually through liposuction) and injecting it into another area of the face that requires volume restoration. It is commonly used for:
- Facial rejuvenation and enhancement.
- Restoring lost volume in the cheeks, lips, and under-eye areas.