Dermal fillers are one of the most common cosmetic treatments in the aesthetic field in dentistry. This revolutionary procedure helps in the corrections of some facial and dental conditions. Dermal fillers must be used only by a certified medical professional because of the possible complications which may appear.
Dermal fillers can be used in the treatment of some parafunctions such as bruxism or they can be included in the treatment of “gingival” smile. The chosen dentist will explain if the patient is the right candidate for this intervention. Dermal fillers can be used as additional aesthetic correction of some facial situations because they are gel-like substances which can be injected in order to plump the lips, enhance the contours, remove the wrinkles, soften facial creases, and also to make better the appearance of recessed scars.
These gel substances help to restore the volume and at the same time to fulfill the face. The most important thing is that so many visible aging signs could be traced back to volume loss.
The composition of dermal fillers
It is good to know what are fillers made of. For all patients, it is more than important to be informed that they should be sure that they get fillers with a high reputation which is only available by a licensed professional. The dermal fillers can be made of:
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA). It is a naturally occurring substance which is already discovered in human skin. The results of this filler are temporary and can last from 6 to 12 months.
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA). This substance is also found in the bones of the human beings. When compared to the consistency of the previous filler described above, this one is thicker and lasts also 12 months.
- Poly-L-Lactic Acid. This substance is biocompatible and biodegradable. These products are known as collagen stimulators. This acid is utilized for deeper facial wrinkles and can last up to two years.
It is possible to have some hematoma right after the intervention but it is not considered as a complication because after a few days it disappears. For every procedure, ask the professional because he will know which filler is the best for every patient.