Dermal Fillers are used to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, create contouring and volume, and revitalize the skin. The most common type of dermal filler are hyaluronic acid fillers, which are great at reducing the appearance of wrinkles, filling areas of volume loss, and increasing the hydration of the skin in the area where the filler is injected. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body found in joints normally. It acts as a lubricant and shock absorber and its hydrophilic properties attract water molecules and bind to them. This is beneficial to the skin by keeping it hydrated and healthy, especially the lips, creating a soft and supple appearance.
There are different brands and types of HA fillers, which vary in density and malleability. Some fillers work better for different parts of the face depending on how firm and structured or soft and smooth the area being treated is to look. For example, the type of filler used in the lips would usually be softer so the lips still have a natural feel and movement, while filler in the cheeks would be a little firmer to hold its shape and create a contour.
Recharge Clinic also offers Sculptra as well for longer lasting results, averaging around two years. Sculptra is a bio-stimulatory filler composed of poly-L-lactic acid. This filler stimulates a boost in the body’s natural collagen production gradually over a few months, resulting in a more subtle change rather than instant results like HA fillers. Sculptra works well in larger areas to fill volume loss and rejuvenate the skin by replacing collagen in areas that are lacking.