Facial Fillers

Facial volume decreases with age, causing deep lines, folds and wrinkles. Facial fillers add volume to the face, mostly by replacing lost collagen and fat under the skin.

Use of Facial Fillers

Although facial fillers are sometimes called liquid facelifts, they can’t give you the same results as a surgical facelift would. However, these fillers (also called soft tissue fillers and dermal fillers) may improve your skin’s appearance by:

  • Filling out hollow spots in your face
  • Improving the appearance of recessed scars
  • Plumping thin lips
  • Removing wrinkles
  • Softening facial creases.

Types of Fillers

Facial fillers come in two types: temporary and semi-permanent. Temporary fillers include:

  • Autologous fat, or your own fat removed by liposuction and injected into your face
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite, which occurs naturally in human bones (Radiesse