What are Dermal Fillers Made Of?

16 Jan.,2024


What Do Dermal Fillers Contain?

There are various types of dermal fillers, each containing a variety of natural or synthetic substances that the body absorbs over time. Additionally, some face fillers have a local anesthetic called lidocaine, which reduces pain injection. Here are the dermal fillers that Laser Skin Care Center offers and the materials they contain:


Juvederm® is a popular line of Hyaluronic acid injections that are effective and provide long-lasting results. Hyaluronic acid is an absorbable material and a natural based substance present in your body tissues. This material is present in the skin, cartilage, and the fluid around your eyes. These face fillers give patients a more contoured face while shrinking sunken skin, scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. The effect of hyaluronic acid lasts about 6-12 months in the body. 


Radiesse® is a facial filler that improves facial volume while promoting collagen growth. This dermal filler contains lidocaine to reduce discomfort and pain in the injection site. The facial filler also has calcium hydroxylapatite, a mineral in human teeth and bones. This biosynthetic material comes in a gel-like form that is injected into the skin to smooth out creases, frown lines, and nasolabial folds. Additionally, it improves the appearance of the cheeks. The effects of this material can last up to 18 months. 


Restylane® is another FDA-approved line of dermal fillers that help reduce moderate to severe lines and wrinkles while enhancing the fullness of the cheeks, lips, and hands. Just like Juvederm®, Restylane® also uses hyaluronic acid to produce long-lasting effects. 


Sculptra® is an FDA-approved dermal filler that rejuvenates your face while restoring facial volume. It not only combats facial wrinkles but also stimulates collagen growth. This facial filler contains a synthetic substance called polylactic acid, which causes your body to produce its own collagen. This material works best in lower parts of the face, such as nasolabial folds, laughing lines, and lips.