As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and volume, leading to wrinkles, lines, and sagging. Injectables, such as dermal fillers, are a popular non-surgical treatment option for restoring facial volume and smoothing out wrinkles. But what are the active ingredients in facial fillers? Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of the most common active ingredients in dermal fillers. HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps keep skin hydrated and plump.
When injected into the skin, it acts as a cushioning agent to fill in wrinkles and lines. The effects of HA are immediate, but they don't last forever. Over time, the body will break down the HA, and you'll need to get more injections to maintain your results. Calcium hydroxylapatite is another popular alternative to HA.
It works in a similar way, with its effects showing immediately, but it also stimulates the body's natural collagen production for longer-lasting results. Poly-L-lactic acid is another type of dermal filler that works differently than HA or calcium hydroxylapatite. It's not just a filler; its main purpose is to increase the natural production of collagen in our bodies. It acts as a kind of scaffold to help collagen fibers grow, so the effects are not immediate but occur over time as collagen rebuilds.
Injecting dermal fillers into the face and hands can improve the appearance of facial lines and volume loss caused by age or certain medical conditions. With regular touch-ups, you can maintain your results for months or even years.