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The Different Types of Injectable Fillers and Their Uses

By Ethan

The beauty industry has witnessed a remarkable surge in the popularity of injectable fillers, revolutionizing the landscape of non-invasive cosmetic treatments. These minimally invasive procedures do wonders for rejuvenating the skin without the need for surgical interventions.

Also known as dermal fillers, injectables offer a quick and effective solution to restore lost volume, smooth out wrinkles and enhance facial contours.  At PURE Medical Spa, we are pleased to offer a variety of different types of fillers for a refreshed and youthful look, even beyond facial enhancements!

 

What Are Injectable Fillers?

Injectable fillers work by replenishing lost volume in the skin, which naturally diminishes with age. The most common filler substances are hyaluronic acid and collagen, both of which play crucial roles in maintaining skin elasticity and hydration. Each filler type varies in composition and texture, allowing for tailored results based on the individual’s aesthetic goals and the targeted area.

By injecting these fillers into areas like the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds and under the eyes, fine lines and wrinkles can be smoothed, resulting in a plumper, more youthful appearance. Beyond their wrinkle-reducing effects, dermal fillers can also be used to contour the face, enhance lip fullness, and improve the overall texture of the skin.

 

Types of Injectable Fillers

Injectable fillers come in various types, each designed to address specific cosmetic concerns and achieve different outcomes. Three common types of injectable fillers are hyaluronic acid fillers, collagen stimulators, and poly-L-lactic acid fillers.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are one of the most popular and versatile types of injectable fillers. HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body that attracts and retains moisture, making it ideal for restoring volume and hydration to the skin.

When injected, HA fillers plump up the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The results are immediate and typically last from several months to a year, depending on the specific product used. Additionally, HA fillers can be reversed with an enzyme called hyaluronidase if needed. These fillers are commonly used to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips, cheeks, and under-eye hollows.

Collagen Stimulators

Collagen stimulators are a different type of injectable filler that works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. One common collagen stimulator is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which encourages the skin to create new collagen fibers over time.

The initial effects of these fillers may not be as dramatic as HA fillers, but the gradual increase in collagen can lead to long-lasting results, sometimes lasting up to two years. Collagen stimulators are typically used to address facial volume loss and deeper wrinkles. They provide a subtle and natural-looking improvement that develops gradually over a few months.

Poly-L-lactic Acid Fillers

Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) fillers are specifically designed to improve the appearance of facial volume loss caused by aging. When injected, PLLA stimulates the production of collagen, which helps to restore volume and elasticity to the skin. The results are gradual, with multiple treatment sessions usually required for optimal outcomes.

PLLA fillers are particularly useful for individuals seeking a subtle yet long-lasting improvement in facial contours and overall skin texture. The effects of PLLA fillers can last up to two years or more, making them an attractive option for individuals looking for semi-permanent solutions to address facial sagging and hollowness.

 

Injectable Fillers at PURE Medical Spa

At PURE, we offer Juvederm, Sculptra and the Restylane family of injectables. Based on your aesthetic goals, we will choose the filler best suited for your specific needs with incredible results.

Juvederm

Juvederm is a type of hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler used to restore volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the face. It provides a cushioning effect to treat a variety of facial areas, including the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds. It can also be used to enhance the lips, giving them a fuller and more defined appearance.

Restylane

Restylane is a classic hyaluronic acid filler used to smooth out moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It can also be used to add volume and enhance facial contours.

Restylane Lyft

Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane) is a more robust hyaluronic acid filler designed to address deeper wrinkles and provide more significant volume augmentation. It is commonly used to add volume to the cheeks, midface, and back of the hands.

Restylane Refyne

Restylane Refyne is a flexible hyaluronic acid filler that is ideal for treating moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. It offers natural-looking results and is particularly suited for areas with a lot of movement, such as smile lines.

Restylane Defyne

Restylane Defyne is a more robust hyaluronic acid filler compared to Restylane Refyne, designed to treat deeper wrinkles and folds. It is often used for smile lines and nasolabial folds, providing support while allowing natural facial expressions.

Restylane Kysse

Restylane Kysse is a specialized hyaluronic acid filler formulated for lip augmentation and enhancement. It is intended to add volume, shape, and definition to the lips, resulting in a soft and natural feel.

Restylane Contour

Restylane Contour is a hyaluronic acid filler specifically designed for facial contouring and definition. It is used to sculpt and enhance facial features, such as the chin and jawline, for a more harmonious and balanced appearance.

Sculptra

The injectable Sculptra is unique because it regenerates collagen synthesis for a long lasting impact. Made with the collagen stimulator poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), Sculptra gradually increases facial collagen for a more youthful appearance that can last from 3-5 years. Sculptra can be used to treat a variety of cosmetic concerns like facial volume loss, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, cheeks as well as the decolletage, knees, elbows and other parts of the body.

 

Why Should I Choose PURE Medical Spa For Injectable Fillers?

From the moment you step into PURE Medical Spa, we provide an exclusive aesthetic experience customized for your needs. Through high-quality treatments including injectable fillers, we are passionate about top-notch technology and a staff trained by the best of the best. Start your aesthetic journey today by booking a consultation and experience the luxury and expertise that awaits at PURE.