What are the types of dermal fillers?

There are several different types of dermal fillers. The most common types included hyaluronic acid(HA), Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), Polycapolactone (PCL) and Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA). 


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Hyaluronic acid (HA)
Hyaluronic acid (HA)

Brand names include: Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero


Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a gel-like substance that naturally occurs in the body and aids in maintaining the supple, hydrated, and youthful appearance of our skin. The majority of hyaluronic acid fillers last between 6 and 12 months before they are naturally degraded by the body.


Injections of hyaluronic acid are able to improve the skin's contour and reduce depressions brought on by scars, injuries, or lines. You are likely to see significant achieves for:

  • Depressed cheeks
  • Crow's feet 
  • Nasolabial creases, or deep grin lines
  • Frown lines
  • Smoker's lines
  • Forehead lines 
  • Marionette lines
  • Redefining the lip's outline


Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. A significant amount can be found in the fluid around your eyes and soft connective tissues in body. Additionally, it is present in various joint and cartilage fluids as well as skin tissue. It is extracted, reconstituted, and has since risen to the top of the most well-liked categories of injectable fillers. Hyaluronic acid is frequently injected into the painful joints of arthritis sufferers in order to reduce their discomfort and add extra cushioning.

Polylactic acid (PLLA)
Polylactic acid (PLLA)

Brand names include: Sculptra


Polylactic acid is a synthetic dermal filler that can boost your body's own production of collagen. Results may last for two years. Bio-stimulator is the name given to this kind of dermal filler. This biodegradable, non-toxic polymer has been utilized as suture material for more than 40 years.


Polylactic acid is known to work especially well in the lower half of your face, and is used to:

  • Fill the lines caused by laughing
  • Plump thin lips
  • Treat deep nasolabial folds


This material differs from other dermal fillers because it takes time to show benefits. Instead, it stimulates your own body to produce collagen, so results take a few months to develop gradually. Even though this kind of dermal filler is regarded as semi-permanent, you can still require sporadic touch-ups.

Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa)
Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa)

Brand names include: Radiesse


Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is a kind of filler made up of a mineral-like substance in human bones. The effects of these fillers can last for around one year. It is commonly used for: 

  • Nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and frown lines, which are moderate-to-severe wrinkles.
  • Enhance cheeks fullness and other facial contours


Calcium hydroxylapatite is biosynthetically produced, which means that no animals or animal products are used. Your risk of an allergic reaction is minimised and no skin testing is necessary. This kind of dermal filler is renowned for producing a highly natural-looking outcome, doesn't migrate, and rarely develops negative effects. This dermal filler has a long history of safety and was initially used in dentistry and reconstructive surgery.


Dermal fillers vary in their chemical composition, duration, and degree of softness. For example, softer fillers are used in the lips, while sturdier fillers may be preferred to enhance cheekbones and jawlines.


The most suitable filler type and dosage required for your specific problem areas shall be decided upon by your doctor and you together.


The use of "off-the-shelf" fillers can be a simple procedure that effectively improves many people's looks. Risks and adverse effects associated with these dermal fillers are relatively predictable and mild. These fillers are frequently injected in a medical clinic.

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