The Evolution of Facial Fillers: A Look at the Past and Present

The use of facial fillers has been around for more than 40 years, but the technology has changed dramatically over the years. To understand the current state of injectables, it is important to look back at the history of facial fillers and the progress that has been made in the last four decades. The first FDA-approved filler for cosmetic injection into the face was purified bovine collagen in 1981.This marked a major breakthrough in dermal fillers, as it was the first time a safe and biocompatible material was used for facial augmentation. However, prior to this, patients had been using materials such as paraffin and petroleum jelly for facial augmentation.

Today, patients demand a filling material that is durable, affordable, biocompatible and natural-looking. The search for the perfect injectable has taken an interesting course and most of the innovations have occurred in the last 30 years. Hyaluronic acid fillers are now widely used due to their safety and effectiveness, while permanent fillers such as silicone are still controversial. Autologous fat transfer is also gaining popularity, although skepticism remains as the procedure has not yet been refined so that results can be reliably reproduced from one doctor to another.

In addition to advances in filler technology, injection techniques have also improved over time. This has resulted in better results with facial fillers and an increase in the number of people seeking aesthetic treatments. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are now used to improve and re-plump facial features such as lips, cheeks, chin and temple area. Bellafill is a bovine collagen filler approved for the treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds and facial acne scars.

Each of the dermal fillers has its place, use, and several patients get better results with different fillers. Although fillers have become a popular choice among cosmetic patients, clinical experience has shown that they should be used with caution, as complications can occur. Acquisition Aesthetics strives to bring together experts in facial rejuvenation and non-surgical treatments to provide the highest level of training in facial aesthetics.

Phillip Padalecki
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