The rise of minimally- invasive treatments
Dermal fillers have become very popular among millennials as a minimally-invasive and non-surgical procedure option. Their desire to seek natural-looking results and preventative aging treatments makes them a proactive generation when approaching their physical appearance.
Additionally, many professionals in the industry and clinics have an important presence on social media platforms such as Instagram, which they often use for spreading their knowledge regarding dermal fillers.
Moreover, celebrities and influencers have shared their before and after results and experiences after treatments with fillers, making them more visible and accessible to their audience.
The trend towards a natural, vegan skincare routine and the normalization of cosmetic procedures have also contributed to the growth of dermal fillers among millennials. They are also more affordable, and although the cost of the treatment can vary depending on the location and provider, it is generally less expensive than more invasive surgical procedures.
What are dermal fillers made of?
Dermal Fillers include those made from calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, polymethyl methacrylate, and autologous fat. In this article we will pay special attention to those made of hyaluronic acid, a natural molecule already found in connective tissue surrounding cells.
This substance holds water (1000x its weight) and helps keep the skin hydrated and plump, giving that glowy and lifting effect. Hyaluronic acid fillers can smooth wrinkles, add volume, and enhance facial and body features when injected into the skin.
5 Surprising Facts about Dermal Fillers
1. There are different types of dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers can be made from different substances:
- Permanent filler: Liquid Silicon, polymethyl methacrylate, or polyacrylamide gel (banned)
- Temporary filler (Non-HA): Calcium hydroxylapatite and Poly-L-lactic acid
- Temporary filler (HA): Hyaluronic Acid avian and Hyaluronic acid bacterial
Each type of filler has its own unique characteristics and benefits.
2.Dermal Fillers are not just for the face.
While dermal fillers for the face may be more popular, the truth is that hyaluronic acid can also be injected into some areas of the body to enhance, contour, and shape them.
Genefill offers a broad portfolio of products tailored to the face and the body. Their two products, Genefill Contour and Genefill Contour Plus have been specially designed to target buttocks, calves, hips, hands, and other concave deformities.
Thanks to their bigger particle size, the volume is perfect for these larger areas, and the effect is long-lasting.
3.HA Dermal fillers can be dissolved.
While adverse effects in HA fillers are low, risks still may occur. In some cases, such as filler migration or just the fact that the patient is no longer happy with the procedure's outcome, the doctor can use an enzyme that dissolves the hyaluronic acid called hyaluronidase to dissolve part or the totality of the filler injected.
4.Dermal fillers can stimulate collagen production.
Collagen is a protein that provides structure, strength, and elasticity to the skin and other tissues in the body. Our natural collagen production decreases as we age, leading to sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. This is why collagen production is essential for rejuvenating the skin and restoring a youthful appearance.
Genefill DX is a type of dermal filler for the face that contains a bio stimulator called Dextranomer is responsible for attracting collagen and stimulating its production.
The Dextranomer microparticles found in Genefill DX’s gel help in the promotion of collagen production with a very low inflammatory process.
5.Dermal fillers should only be administered by trained professionals
Dermal fillers are a medical procedure and should only be administered by a licensed and experienced professional such as a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Although hyaluronic acid filler is a safe procedure, when injected by an inexperienced individual, there is a higher risk of complications.
A professional in the field will have the capacity to assess your needs and determine the most appropriate treatment for you.
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