When the signs of aging start showing up, it becomes difficult for you to hide them. Even though various products claim to resolve the issue, it only gives relief to a specified extent. Derma fillers can be effective in attaining maximized skin benefits.

Dermal Fillers: Say Goodbye To Wrinkles Forever!

April 10, 2023 by Dr. Sandeep Bhasin

When the signs of aging start showing up, it becomes difficult for you to hide them. Even though various products claim to resolve the issue, it only gives relief to a specified extent. Derma fillers can be effective in attaining maximized skin benefits. You can get dermal filler benefits, which can be long-term if properly done by experts.

As we age, our skin tends to lose elasticity, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles. Fortunately, there are non-invasive wrinkle treatments available that can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin.

Dermal fillers are an excellent option for those looking to smooth out forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and under-eye wrinkles. Additionally, they can be used for hand rejuvenation and facial contouring. Unlike anti-wrinkle creams, which only provide temporary results, dermal fillers can provide long-lasting results.

What are dermal fillers?

To understand the treatment, one must first understand what dermal fillers are. Read on as we discuss dermal fillers in detail. An expert will first talk about filler injections if you opt for dermal filling. These injections generally comprise hyaluronic acid gels. These injections are applied to the facial skin under the first skin layer. It helps to fill the age wrinkles and add volume to the facial soft tissues, making you look younger. 

Dermal fillers treatment for the face is a minimally and newest non-invasive cosmetic procedure and works well to give a plump and smooth texture to the skin.

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What Are The Different Types Of Dermal Fillers?

As simple as the procedure sounds, it is categorized into different types. There are five basic types of dermal fillers. If you are wondering what dermal fillers are made of, read on as we discuss each in detail.

  • Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most common kinds of natural fillers available. There are hardly any instances known for any negative effects of these fillers. They help in making the skin look plump and smoothen creases. Skin contour and depression due to scars and injury can also be improved using this. These fillers can last up to 2 years if done correctly.

  • Polylactic acid

This synthetic filler improves the collagen production of the body. It is completely non-toxic and biodegradable. Polylactic acid is used for deeper facial wrinkles, giving a natural look to your skin. It works most effectively in the lower part of the face.

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite

Calcium hydroxylapatite is a vegan derma filler naturally found in human bones. It gets easily accepted by the body. One can use it for moderate and severe skin lines, especially around the cheeks, for a fuller look. The results of this filler can last around one year.

  • Polyalkylimide

Polyalkylimide is another bio-compatible synthetic dermal filler. It is used as a semi-permanent filler for long-lasting results. You can effectively use them for deeper scars and wrinkles. It is generally used to give an enhanced look to the cheekbones and the jawline.

  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA)

If your worries are scar pits and deep wrinkles, PMMA can be used. These are small, synthetic microsphere balls that help structure deep wrinkles. It is also used in surgical implants.

Discuss the products with your doctor if you are thinking of which dermal filler you need. 

Short Summary

Each type of dermal filler has its purpose and benefits. You must understand each of them and discuss them with your doctor for more clarity in case you are confused about choosing the best one for yourself.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

The minimally invasive cosmetic procedure has many benefits. Some of them are as follows:

  • It gives you natural-looking, smooth skin
  • It firms sagging skin
  • Gets rid of fine lines and wrinkles around the face and neck
  • Make symmetrical facial features
  • Plump cheeks and lips

Some of the other dermal filler benefits are as follows:

  • It is a very quick procedure and takes around 1 hour.
  • You can get it done at a doctor’s clinic, and there is no need for hospital admission for dermal filling.
  • It has instant recovery time, and you can return to work after the treatment.
  • There are long-term effects of dermal fillers. You can expect lasting results for months to years, depending on the dermal filling done.
  • It is comparatively less expensive than any surgical procedure.

Short Summary

Listed above are the benefits of dermal filler treatment. It would help if you got it done by an expert to ensure that the results are good and see the long-term effects of dermal fillers.

Why Do Patients Opt For Dermal Fillers?

Achieving a youthful appearance without undergoing surgery is possible with non-surgical wrinkle treatments. These procedures include injectable wrinkle fillers, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and provide facial rejuvenation. Injectable wrinkle fillers work by plumping up the skin and filling in wrinkles, giving the face a more youthful look. Wrinkle reduction is another benefit of these fillers, as they can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to achieve facial rejuvenation, injectable wrinkle fillers may be a great option for you.

Who Is The Right Candidate For Dermal Fillers?

Dermal filler treatment is becoming quite popular in India these days. You can fall under any of the below categories to become suitable for the procedure.

  • If you are physically fit
  • If you see wrinkles and fine lines on your face and wish to rectify them
  • If you do not have allergic reactions to any dermal fillers or ingredients
  • If you are not a pregnant or breastfeeding woman
  • There should not be any infection on your face while you go for the treatment

Therefore, consult a specialist and then decide if you are fit enough to become a potential candidate for the treatment. The specialist would run a thorough examination of your skin before recommending you a suitable course of treatment.

What can I expect during and after treatment?

You must first book a consultation if you plan to go for a dermal filler treatment. In the initial appointments, the doctor will discuss your skin concerns and your goal. Together you would come to a realistic solution for your skin. They will tell you the kind of product you need for your dermal filling. Once that is done, you can book a date for the treatment. The dermal filler injections can be given to you in the doctor’s clinic with general anesthesia. Post anesthesia, your filler will be injected into the affected area and massaged for even distribution. The procedure will not take more than 40 to 45 minutes.

When will I see the results, and how long will they last?

How soon you can see the visible results and how long dermal fillers last depends on the chosen product and your doctor’s expertise. You may start seeing some initial results immediately. However, the complete results of the dermal filler treatment take up to a couple of weeks to be visible. Depending on the same factors, the results could either last you a couple of months, in the worst case, and even up to a couple of years if you are lucky.

Before and After Dermal Fillers Results

dermal fillers treatment before and after results

Before the procedure, ensure to have a thorough discussion with your doctor. They will guide you with the further steps. Before the dermal filler treatment, they will ask you to get a few routine blood tests done. They might ask you to discontinue a few regular medications to avoid some adverse drug reactions with the injection. If you are a smoker, the doctor will ask you to quit smoking for a few weeks leading up to the treatment. Discuss if you have any allergies, a history of bruising or bleeding, neurological problems, or some skin conditions.

You are sure to get visible results post-treatment. The doctor will ask you to apply ice packs to begin recovery, reducing pain and swelling. Redness is a common sight at the site of injection. Your face might become hypersensitive to movement and touch after treatment. It is normal. You can resume regular physical activity after the treatment.

Why Do You Need An Expert To Get Dermal Fillers?

Consulting a certified doctor for the procedure is essential. The dermal filler procedure might sound simple, but it needs practice. Getting an expert will also ensure you get the best results at the end of the treatment and with minimum chances of side effects and skin problems. Check if the doctor has appropriate technological aid to carry out the procedure.

Getting the dermal filling done at any local clinic without knowing the doctors’ expertise is not recommended.


If you are concerned about how much this whole procedure of getting younger-looking skin costs you, do not worry. The cost of dermal filler treatment depends on various factors. Such as the location you are selecting for the treatment, the credibility of the doctor, and the filler cost. Once you have a holistic idea about the procedure, discuss the charges with your surgeon. Health insurance does not cover dermal filler treatments, so ask for the correct figures from the doctor. Plan your treatment, follow the instructions given by your doctor, and be cautious about the side effects.


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Dr. Sandeep Bhasin

Dr. Sandeep Bhasin is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon and the owner of Care Well Medical Centre in Delhi. With extensive expertise in cosmetic and plastic surgery, he is dedicated to providing exceptional care and transformative results to his patients. Dr. Sandeep Bhasin obtained his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and served as a consultant at Bhaktshreshtha Kamalakarpant Laxman Walawalkar Hospital, Diagnostic & Research Centre. Specializing in various procedures such as face-lifts, rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, hair transplant and many others, Dr. Sandeep Bhasin is committed to enhancing his patients' natural beauty and self-confidence.

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