Friday, March 6, 2009
Dermal Fillers-Lip Augmentation
Injectable dermal fillers are injectable gels made from naturally-occurring substances, including collagen and hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers are injected just under the skin in order to add volume to aging skin, lips and to fill and lift wrinkles and folds. Dermal fillers add volume for a more natural youthful appearance.
The majority of dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid as their main active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers include Restylane, Juvederm, Teosyal and Esthelis. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin.
Injectable dermal fillers are used to fill wrinkles, lines, folds, and scars (eg. acne scars). Dermal fillers are also commonly used to give a fuller appearance to the lips.
The most common areas treated with injectable dermal fillers are the smile lines around the nose and mouth, fine lines above the mouth, frown lines between the eyes, and acne scars.