Frequently used in the cosmetic surgery industry, dermal fillers are a form of collagen and can be manufactured from natural or synthetic substances. They are typically put to use in the enhancement or augmentation of soft tissues and have a variety of aesthetic applications, including the correction of age-related skin conditions, such as wrinkles, folds and creases.
Since human skin is incredibly sensitive to different materials, it is important that dermal fillers are tested to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Before choosing to undergo a treatment that involves dermal fillers, it is a good idea for any prospective patient to seek the advice of a suitably qualified medical professional about any potential side effects or safety issues which may arise during the course of treatment. At Sensu, we can help you in your choice of treatment.
By law, all dermal fillers must be proven to be both non-carcinogenic and non-teratogenic – meaning they do not cause cancer or malformations. Dermal fillers are classified by a number of criteria: origin (synthetic or natural), duration of effect (how long the filler performs for), content (the materials used to manufacture the filler, such as fat, silicone or hyaluronic acid) and source (allograft, autograft or heterograft).
Dermal fillers are most commonly used to treat wrinkles and lines, which are a natural result of ageing. They can also be used in order to correct scars or depressions in the epidermis, which can occur for a variety of reasons (for example accidents, surgeries or skin conditions such as acne). Different dermal fillers are suited to different applications, which is why there are various categories of filler available on the market.
As an effective and versatile treatment for a number of skin conditions, dermal fillers are popular with people of all ages for their capacity to both retain youthful looks and help correct unwanted blemishes.