Get the Facts About Dermal Fillers

Are you interested in learning more about dermal fillers? Have you come to the conclusion that this is the best way to target the signs of aging, restore your youthful appearance, and feel better about yourself?

While many people dabble with serums and creams, they walk away unsatisfied with the long term results. Fortunately, dermal fillers go beneath the skin to provide the results you’ve been searching for.

Dermal fillers are an important aspect of facial rejuvenation as they restore volume that is lost due to the normal aging process. As we age, facial fat, which provides a youth V-shape to the face when we are young, is disproportionally lost in the areas around the cheeks and eyes as compared to the lower face.

By augmenting the cheeks, temples and under the eyes with dermal fillers, a more youthful facial contour is achieved. Additionally, dermal fillers can also lessen facial wrinkles, augment lip volume, enhance the jawline and chin, modify the bridge of the nose, and are also an important aspect of a comprehensive hand rejuvenation program.

Which Injectable is Best?

There’s no right or wrong answer to this question, as everyone is searching for something different from this type of treatment. With six unique options, however, you should be able to find something that suits your exact circumstances and goals.

Hyaluronic acid

With hyaluronic acid naturally occurring in the body, it’s a top choice. One of the primary benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers is the ability to easily dissolve the filler if you’re unhappy with the results.


A long time favorite, collagen is no longer a top choice. While the results can be outstanding, the effects only last for three to four months.


Often used by people with severe wrinkles, the effects of this filler can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months.

Poly-L-lactic acid

Even though you won’t see an immediate impact, if you receive two injections over the course of six months you can expect results that last as long as two years.


As a semi-permanent filler, this injectable has drawbacks of not changing with the changing nature of an aging face. It’s limitations also include it’s late of reversibility.

Fat: This is the most invasive option, as your doctor will take fat from another part of your body for your injections. Even though the results are immediate, there is usually downtime thanks to bruising and swelling at the injection site.

Questions about Dermal Fillers/

In addition to a unique set of pros and cons, each filler calls for a slightly different process. If you’re interested in learning more about injectables, contact Pura Vida Medical Spa for more information and to schedule an appointment.