Different Types of Facial Fillers and What They Do

'Fillers' are where it all started for the use of hyaluronic acid in the fight against ageing. Here's what you need to know about the different types of injectable fillers used by dermatologists and cosmetic practitioners.

Dermal fillers- injections designed to restore volume to your skin with the help of cross-linked hyaluronic acid.

Filler injections first came on the scene towards the end of the 2000s, containing a substance known as hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring molecule which can be found in the skin tissue. By injecting a high molecular weight hyaluronic acid gel into the dermis, practitioners were able to compensate for volume loss in certain areas of the face. Cross-linking hyaluronic acid both increased viscosity and prolonged the effectiveness of the hyaluronic acid injected into the skin. The injections would be performed using the 'bolus' method. Its objective was to add volume to specific areas of the face. What were the benefits? The effects were immediate, meaning an instant volume lift to the face. ...and the drawbacks? Very pronounced, high cheekbones and a flat lower face, none of which looks natural and what we would nowadays call 'squirrel face'.  Scientific advancements eventually meant that the molecular weight of hyaluronic acid and the degree of cross-linking could be altered. Access to a wide range of options allowed dermatologists to select different hyaluronic acids for each area of the face and tailor their approach to each particular facial feature, without compromising how long the effects would last. The arrival of medium molecular weight hyaluronic acid, less viscous than its predecessor, meant that the injection was no longer performed in only one, but several places. The result was a more even and authentic look.  
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When low molecular weight hyaluronic acid came along, it completely revolutionised what could be achieved with fillers.

Since the beginning of the 2010s, there has been a complete change of direction, method and results. With constant scientific breakthroughs in this field, the industry has been able to innovate mesolift injections such as skinbooster®. So how is this done? Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid injections are carried out to revitalise the skin and stimulate the fibroblasts in the dermis. This biological skin stimulation treatment naturally restores volume to your whole face. The result is noticeably more subtle and precise. Dermatologists believe these skin boosters are able to 'recondition' the skin when it needs a helping hand to regain a natural, youthful look. All this makes it the latest facial filler of choice. Here's what it's able to do:
- smooth out the finest of lines, including the first signs of wrinkling
- plump up creased and dehydrated skin
- treat women with thin skin.
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