Different Types of Cosmetic Fillers and Which One You Need
Do you want flawless and younger-looking skin? Here’s how to pick the right cosmetic fillers for your skin concerns.
The popularity of injectables like Botox and fillers has soared in the past few years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over seven million people received Botox or filler injections in 2020. If you have started noticing fine lines or wrinkles on your face, you can try cosmetic fillers. One of the main reasons for the lines and wrinkles is the volume loss caused by the aging process. Cosmetic fillers can help you smooth fine lines and wrinkles. They can also be used to add fullness and volume. Cosmetic fillers can be of a variety of temporary or permanent materials. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the following options:
- calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse), a temporary gel solution that lasts for 18 months
- collagen, a temporary material that lasts for up to four months
- hyaluronic acid, a temporary material that loses its effect after 6 to 12 months
- poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra, Sculptra Aesthetic) that lasts about two years
- polymethylmethacrylate beads, the only permanent type of dermal filler available