Injectable fillers are a safe effective and popular non-surgical solution for replenishing facial volume to help contour the face. There are many quality dermal fillers on the market today, therefore, it's important to know your options before making any choice. Below is a list of Injectable Filler's Types available.
Radiesse is an injectable filler made of Calcium Hydroxylapatite. Radiesse is a calcium based filler that provides good structure and lasts nine months to a year. This is the most commonly known filler in this category, but is only appropriate to use in certain areas of the face, such as the cheeks.
2. PLLA Filler
Poly L lactic acid (PLLA) is a biodegradable man- made polymer filler. It has been used by the medical profession for years in absorbable stitches and bone screws. It can last approximately 2 years, but must be done over several appointments. This type of filler is marketed under the name Sculptra. Sculptra is a synthetic form of poly lactic acid. It requires a higher commitment level than a hyaluronic acid filler because multiple injections are needed over an extended length of time
3. PRFM Filler
Platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) fillers actually use the clients’ own blood platelets and are reinjected into areas needing more collagen stimulation. When doctors inject this filler, clotting occurs forming a framework to fill the area. The most popular type of PRP therapy is known as Selphyl. Selphyl filler is unique because it uses your own blood supply cell drawing the patient's blood which is then spun in a centrifuge and the platelets are reinjected into the area needing restoration. The platelet rich0 plasma stimulates growth over a period of time so the cell requires several injections to achieve optimal results.
4. PMMA Filler
Polymethylmeth acrylate (PMMA microspheres) is a non-biodegradable man-made polymer filler. Microsphere particles and collagen gel are combined form this filler. Eventually, when the microspheres break down, our bodies produce their own collagen to fill out the spaces. PMMA fillers require several sessions in order to create the necessary volume and may take up to 3 months to see full results. This semi-permanent filler was called Artefill, but was rebranded Bellafil in December 2014. The results of Bella filler can last up to six or seven years which is the longest duration of any injectable filler available. However, like Sculptra, Bella filler does require multiple injections over several months.
5. Hyaluronic Acid Filler
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the most popular type of injectable filler. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurs within in our bodies, so these types of dermal fillers are considered extremely safe. When HA is combined with water it swells and forms a gel- like substance to volumize areas of the face (such as the lips or cheeks) or the under-developed areas such as the chin and jawline. Typically, HA fillers can typically last 6 to 12 months. Restylane, Juvederm, Perlaneeosyal, Volbella, Redensity II, Voluma are all brands that contain hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring sugar in the soft tissue and fillers with hyaluronic acid are the most popular type of filler on the market today for both men and women.
With so many quality filler options available, finding the solution that you're hoping for to achieve a natural youthful appearance is easier than ever before.