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Fillers, or more properly – dermal fillers, are substances injected under the skin in order to give it a fresher, smoother look. Using facial injections for wrinkles and other imperfections is a popular, long-lived practice in the cosmetic dermatology. Dermal fillers have several types depending on the type of substance used in the cosmetic filling. These are, among others:

  • hyaluronic acid dermal filler
  • Bovine collagen fillers
  • Radiesse filler (calcium-based)
  • Autologous fat

There are also other types of dermal fillers available at the market. Their common features are aim and method, namely dermal injections. The difference is their longevity. Some of these substances last for one year, other for five years. Using dermal fillers for the face is a common practice. Most popular are, however, cosmetic lip injections. Still, it is possible to have dermal filler procedure done in the other body parts like hands.


Dermal filler procedure takes less than an hour, in many cases as little as 15 minutes. Face injections are usually performed in one session but sometimes it can be even two or more times, according to a substance (hyaluronic acid dermal filler, collagen filler etc.) as well as the scope of dermal filling – the bigger area will be affected, the longer it takes.


There is no recovery time from dermal filler procedure. Bruising and swelling disappear in the first or second day after filler injection and there are no other side effects apart from rare complications. Therefore, we can come back to normal life really quickly after having dermal filler treatment.



Here are some dermal filler before after pictures.


Side effects of dermal fillers are mostly bruising and swelling and these will pass in first one-two days after dermal filler procedure.

Since many different substances are used during dermal filler procedure, it is not possible to establish a single success rate. Such data is available for some particular substances. As an example, in the case of hyaluronic acid dermal filler, this success rate oscillates around 83%.


Dermal filler treatment is generally thought to be a safe one. However, there are still some risks connected to dermal injections. These include abnormal, excessive bruising and swelling, pain, itching, rash. To rare complications belong necrosis, sore, opening wounds. To extremely rare risks belong migration of dermal filler with blood system, strokes, severe allergic reaction or even blindness. However, it is necessary to remember that common risks are easily treated. The key issue is also an allergic test performed in the case of bovine collagen filler. Still, risks and complications related to dermal filler treatment are very rare and the procedure itself is deemed really safe.


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