Dermal fillers are gel-like polysaccharide, hydrophilic or “water loving” substances used for many purposes including, but not limited to, increasing volume and correcting fine and deep lines and wrinkles in targeted areas.
There are various types of dermal fillers currently available in the market. The dermal fillers we use are hyaluronic acid-based, semi-permanent fillers.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (also known as hyaluronan) is a sugar-based substance naturally produced by the body. It exists in large amounts in dermal tissue, where it provides the skin with moisture, firmness, and volume.
Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers contain cross-linked hyaluronic acid, meaning that these fillers are longer lasting than non cross-linked hyaluronic acid. These fillers have a high safety profile compared to other types of fillers, as they can be dissolved in the event of unforeseen complications.