How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers are synthetic materials that are derived naturally and injected into the skin to remove depression, wrinkles, and folds. They are also known as wrinkle fillers, soft tissue fillers, or injectable implants. They are medical implants approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The effect of dermal fillers can last for a period of between six months and two years. For permanent and semi-permanent dermal fillers, the effects can last for five years or more. It is good to note that dermal fillers can be applied together with Botox. When done together, they give an even younger look than usual.



Dermal fillers are used for:
  • Filling depressions that might be under the eye area
  • Smoothing out the vertical lines around the lips and making thin lips plump.
  • Smoothing of the deep creases that run from the nose to mouth and adding some volume to them
  • Enhancing the shape of cheeks by augmenting them, leading to the restoration of a youthful look
  • Making chicken pox or acne scars even with the skin

Types of dermal fillers
Broadly, there are two types of dermal fillers. Natural dermal fillers last for a shorter time and have immediate effects. Synthetic dermal fillers are known to last longer. They are considered to be permanent. The specific types of dermal fillers include;

Botox reduces facial lines and creases for several months after application. It functions by blocking the nerve signals that cause the contraction of facial muscles. These fillers can prevent and delay aging.


Xeomin works in the same way as Botox. It is an effective and safe way to counter forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. It works by distressing frown lines and relaxing facial muscles.

Juvederm is a biodegradable synthetic filler. It contains hyaluronic acid which activates and promotes skin hydration. It also encourages a healthy skin by using its active ingredients.

Radiesse contains minerals that are naturally present in the body. It generally plumps and smoothens the skin. It can last for up to one year. Any swelling and redness produced by it will automatically reduce a few hours after application.

Fat grafting for facial rejuvenation involves taking fats from one part of the body to another. The tissue is removed by liposuction and injected into the area where enhancement is required. It reduces the risk associated with inflammation since the body is less likely to reject its own fats. Natural dermal fillers can be derived either from animals or human bodies. Synthetic fillers work by blocking nerve signals after injection into the muscles.


Where to find dermal fillers
You have every reason to consider the potential of dermal fillers to reverse the signs of aging. They work beyond what skin products can achieve. Muscle movement, gravity, fat loss, age, and sun damage are known to take a toll on the skin. It is without question, therefore, that dermal fillers can give the skin a more youthful appearance and improve how deep lines appear.

If you want to use dermal fillers, the first step is to consult a competent dermatologist. In that way, you will figure out the right filler for you. In the meantime, remember to use sun protection and safe skin products to keep your skin healthy.

At the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami, we have a team of skilled and accomplished plastic surgeons. This team is committed to delivering outstanding results in every surgery they perform. The rest of our staff are warm, professional, and ready to attend to your needs.




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