Derma Fillers – The Ultimate Guide for Types, Benefits, and Results


As we age with time, sometimes we start to lose features that give us the youthful look of vitality. Luckily for the ladies of the 21st century, we have found a few minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that really do defy the progression of aging. 

The secret beauty weapon? An injectable treatment known as derma fillers.




In the 2019 global report released by Allergan, the global aesthetic market will surpass $26.53 billion by 2024. This is impart due to the amazing anti-aging affects of injectables such as derma fillers.

So, what are derma fillers, what are their benefits, and what can you expect after treatment? If you have been itching for answers to see if facial fillers are right for you, stay tuned as we evaluate all aspects of derma fillers.

Let’s get started. 

What Are Derma Fillers?


Derma fillers are colorless gels that get injected just below the surface of the skin to provide volume and eliminate wrinkles. Over a million people every year choose filler injection as a way to skip the hassle of surgeries and downtime!

But what exactly are in face fillers and are they safe to use?

Derma Filler Ingredients: 4 Different Formulas Explained


Just like most anti-aging treatments, you have options when it comes to the types of injectables you and your physician decide to proceed with. First, let’s discuss the 4 main types of injectables and how they differ from one another. 

1. Hyaluronic Acid

In many ways, Hyaluronic acid is considered the gold-standard of wrinkle filler injectables, as it is the active ingredient in Juvederm

Hyaluronic acid is a natural-occurring compound in the body and helps the cells retain moisture, giving your skin that dewy plump look of youth. Hyaluronic acid smooths fine lines and wrinkles, contains antioxidant properties and gives a very natural look.


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Juvederm is considered the superior hyaluronic filler, with its seal of approval from the FDA. 

2. Calcium Hydroxylapatite


Considered another well-studied filler, this compound is often used for mild to severe wrinkling and facial volume loss. 

Calcium Hydroxylapatite is naturally-occurring in the bones and helps to stimulate collagen production. Its consistency is a little bit thicker than that of hyaluronic acid and the results usually last approximately 12 months. 

3. Poly-L-Lactic Acid


Poly-L-Lactic Acid is a biodegradable synthetic substance. It is a little bit less natural than the previous two wrinkle fillers, but it still helps build up collagen and smooths fine lines and wrinkles

This treatment is different from the other two, as the compound actually dissolves within a few days but starts to stimulate collagen production in the months to come.

It is considered a permanent treatment, and can also help the healing of acne scarring. 

4. Polymethylmethacrylate


Another synthetic biocompatible substance on the market is Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Over the last century, this has been the common treatment used. PMMA fillers form tiny balls under the skin for long-lasting support to give the look of a full face.


When a permanent solution to wrinkles is desired, PMMA fillers are often chosen.


So now that you know about the different types of fillers, let’s look at some of the benefits and what you can expect with a standard procedure!

Experience the Benefits of Filler Injections


There is a nice long list of derma filler benefits and any of the “problem areas” you are looking to fix cosmetically, these injectables can likely serve as a solution!




Here’s how filler injections can benefit you: 

  • Smooth smiles lines and wrinkles 
  • Improve facial symmetry
  • Decrease chin creases
  • Give lips volume
  • Erase vertical lip lines
  • Plump up sunken cheeks

Not only can you find physical benefits of dermal fillers, but they can also improve mental help by giving back a sense of confidence and security!

Find Results That Last


Generally speaking, the results of derma fillers can last anywhere from 1-2 years, depending on the extensiveness of the treatment. 


For optimal results, followup appointments for touch-up treatments are best to be scheduled at the one-year mark of the previous treatment. Based on the analysis of your physician, an annual touchup is usually the standard treatment protocol.

How to Choose the Right Derma Filler Injection For Best Results


Each of these filler ingredients have their own specific uses, benefits, and results. Therefore, to choose the right filler for you is a very bio-individual situation. 


For instance, each filler will consist of different textures, thickness, and depth of injections. Certain fillers will work better on deeper wrinkle regions while others work best for fine lines and light cosmetic touch-ups. 


When it comes to ___, Juvederm… Since Juvederm uses the naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid in its formula, patients can expect this treatment to…  


Ultimately, it is always best to consult a physician to discuss which derma filler will be best for you, based on the cosmetic work you are looking to have done!  

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Find an Expert Doctor You Can Trust

At Whole Health JC, Inc. Dr. Jen uses the FDA-approved hyaluronic acid gel derma fillers, Juvaderm®XC. She combines Juvaderm®XC with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma—YOUR OWN PRP) in a combo procedure called the Vampire Facelift®.  This is a nonsurgical, drug-free procedure that immediately gives you a natural and younger “lift”. 


There is no downtime, no surgery, no medications, results are immediate with maximum results occurring in 3 months and these results last up to a year and a half.  

Book a free consultation with our expert team!

Dr. Jen

May 26, 2021

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