Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, soft tissue fillers, lip and facial fillers, or wrinkle fillers are medical device implants approved by the FDA for use in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face. Over time, these medical devices can help reduce wrinkles and provide a more youthful look. But what do you need to know about dermal fillers before you decide if they’re right for you? Let’s take a look.

Types of Fillers

Different types of dermal fillers are available depending on your needs and desired outcome. Some of the most common types of dermal filler include collagen-based products, hyaluronic acid (HA) based products, calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) based products and polyalkylimide (PAI) based products. Each type of dermal filler has its own unique properties that can be used to achieve different results. For example, HA-based products are great for providing volume and hydration while CaHA-based products are better suited for adding structure and support. PAI-based products have been developed specifically for facial contouring.

Pros & Cons

Dermal fillers generally have very few side effects compared to other cosmetic treatments like plastic surgery or laser treatments. Most people experience only minor bruising or swelling at the injection site that usually disappears within a few days after treatment. Since some dermal fillers are naturally absorbed over time, patients may need to repeat the procedure after some time to maintain the desired effect. Successful results will depend on the underlying tissue structure and the volume and type of filler used. The time that the effect lasts depends on the filler material and the area where it is injected.


Dermal fillers are an excellent way to reduce wrinkles and age lines while creating a smoother, fuller appearance in your face without invasive procedures or complicated downtime periods associated with more involved cosmetic treatments like plastic surgery or laser treatments. However, it is important to understand which type of filler is best suited for your individual needs in order to get optimal results from your treatment plan. Consulting with an experienced cosmetic professional can help you determine what type of dermal filler is best suited for your individual goals so that you can enjoy beautiful results that last longer than ever before!