Dermal fillers come in two varieties: semi-permanent and temporary. Temporary fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are made with hyaluronic acid, a sugar molecule that’s naturally occurring in the body, particularly the skin. Hyaluronic acid is what gives the skin its suppleness, smoothness and a healthy glow.
Youthful skin is abundant in hyaluronic acid, which is why younger people have few lines and wrinkles. Over time, the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid starts to decline, causing it to lose volume and start looking less youthful and plump.
Dermal filler injections can restore facial volume loss due to age. Additionally, a new generation of specialized fillers allows injectors to sculpt and correct facial structures to enhance a patient’s appearance.