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Temporary dermal fillers



Dermal fillers are a great way to prop up your looks, either to give you a younger look, reversing the ravages of time or just smoothing away scarred skin or abnormal skin depressions that distract from what is otherwise a beautiful face. A few use it to enhance or give a better definition to your facial contours, like accentuating the positive without altering them.

The most popular are temporary dermal fillers. As opposed to injectable implants and permanent dermal fillers that are better for permanent cosmetic results and altering your natural facial lines, temporary dermal fillers are likewise injected chemical compounds - both natural and synthetic, that cosmetically adds volume to your skin to dramatically smoothen crease lines, wrinkles, furrows and other skin scars and aberrations.

They don't last as long as permanent fillers as the are usually absorbed in the tissues or broken down in 4 to 12 months. Topical anesthesia is applied in all these procedures and healing usually last just a couple of days. Just to give a general knowledge on the subject, here are a few of the major substance commonly used as temporary dermal fillers.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers

Some of the most popular and widely used temporary dermal fillers like Restylane, Esthelis and Perlane, contain Hyaluronic acid, a natural protein grown in the human and animal bodies that are naturally extracted or synthetically processed as an injectable gel substance under the skin to reduce wrinkles and accentuate your facial features.

There are virtually no allergic complications associated with temporary dermal fillers using hyaluronic substances as their genetic structure is basically bio-compatible with humans.

Restylane and Perlane are the best examples of hyaluronic dermal fillers that come in clear injectable gel form used for lip enhancement, wrinkle removal. Topical anesthetics are used over the skin area to minimize the pain and may need retouching after 6-9 months.

Collagen Dermal Filler

Collagens are naturally produced in the body to provide structural propping up of the skin, muscles and tendons as well as bones. They have a fibrous consistency like cloth that provides shape, resiliency and texture to the skin. CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast are the most common trade names used by cosmetologist as temporary dermal fillers.

They are collagen-based injected under the skin to smooth our wrinkles as well as pump up skins depression in scars, folds or furrows. They also contain anesthetics that numb the skin area being treated which, together with the usual topically-applied anesthesia, can render the collagen injections pain-free. Collagen-based temporary dermal fillers will need regular touch-ups typically 2-3 times in a year. But the amount used is usually half of that used in the initial injection.

Fat Filler

Body fat can be extracted from some parts of the body, processed and injected into your facial skin as temporary dermal filler. It's often called a fat transfer procedure that is performed to enhance the lip area, eliminate crow's feet and frown lines. Over-injections is often done as the body absorbs the injected fat and has a settling period that can last weeks depending on the individual's fat absorption.

Some facial areas favor fat fillers better than others and tends to make them last long, often from 6 months up to several years. But like any other temporary dermal fillers, it will eventually require a repeat filling.


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