A Guide to Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are mostly used aesthetically by men and women alike. They have proven to be effective for beautifying purposes and treating various ageing conditions like sunken cheeks, scars and wrinkles.

Below, we have formulated a guide for you to refer to before going forward with your first injection. This guide will help you in choosing the best dermal filler suited to your needs.

What are Dermal Fillers?


Dermal fillers are injectable gels that are typically made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in our body. This natural substance bonds with water to make a gel which is then injected into the face to smooth out wrinkles and provide volume to the skin. Dermal fillers are used to restore the youthful look as your face becomes flat and saggy due to ageing.

How do they Work?


When we are around the age of 30, our body stops producing collagen and elastin, which are two proteins that are important for keeping the tissues firm and skin elastic. Without both of these proteins, our body would not be able to keep our skin firm and elastic. This is why wrinkles and lines start appearing on our face.

To provide volume to those soft tissues, dermal fillers are injected into the specific area of the face that you want to smooth or enhance. Once they are injected, they attract and bind the water in the skin which gives volume to the specific area of the face and gives you a much more youthful appearance.

Types of Dermal Fillers


There are a variety of dermal fillers that can be used for different areas of the face. Below are some of the dermal fillers which are used by practitioners all around the world.

  • Juvederm
  • Voluma
  • Volbella
  • Vollure
  • Radiesse


Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that is used to get rid of the fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The Juvederm fillers add volume to the face at the point of injection and they can also be used to increase the volume on areas like cheeks, lips and treat nasolabial folds. It takes around 15 to 60 minutes to complete the procedure.

There are various products in the Juvederm family such as Juvederm Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Juvederm XC and XC ultra. All these products are tailored to treat different areas of the skin.


Voluma is ideal for adding volume in the cheek area. If any person has lost volume in the cheeks area due to ageing, the Voluma fillers can help by improving the loss in volume. As we start to get old, our skin starts to lose volume which causes the skin to lose elasticity. Due to the loss in elasticity, our skin becomes saggy. So, in order to improve the volume loss in the cheeks area, the Voluma fillers are injected to give you a younger and fuller look.


Volbella is used specifically for adding volume to the thin lip lines and to smooth delicate areas under the eyes. Due to the thinness of Volbella gel, it is perfect for such sensitive areas and gives a much more subtle and natural look as compared to other treatments.


The Vollure dermal filler is specifically created to treat the nasolabial folds that are located around the nose and mouth area. They are used to fill out the wrinkles and address the loss of elasticity in the skin around nasolabial folds. Vollure filler is perfect for the person who wants to treat wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose area because this filler doesn’t restrict any facial movement and also successfully corrects deep indentations in the affected area. The Vollure fillers can last up to 18 months which is more than any other hyaluronic acid dermal filler would in the market.


Radiesse is different from Juvederm and uses a different type of technology. Basically, Radiesse contains calcium-based microspheres which are ideal for producing collagen. As we have mentioned earlier, collagen is a type of protein that is naturally produced in the body up until the age of 30 and responsible for keeping the skin firm and elastic.

So, when Radiesse filler is injected, it starts producing new collagen which stops your skin from becoming saggy. It can be used on the same areas like cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds etc. Additionally, it can also be used on the chin wrinkles, at back of the hand and on the pre-jowl fold.

As Radiesse is created biosynthetically, it is quite rare that filler will cause any allergic reaction unless the filler is injected by an inexperienced practitioner. This is why we recommend Gambhir Cosmetic Medicine for all your dermal filler consultation as they provide best dermal filler treatments. You can schedule your appointment with them by visiting their website. They have a vast range of dermal filler treatments and you can also set up a free consultation session and ask about the fillers that are suitable to your needs.

How long do they last?

This depends on the type of dermal filler injected into your skin. If the dermal filler used has hyaluronic acid in it, then you can expect to see its results last up to 18 months. But, most of the hyaluronic acid fillers may last anywhere between 6 months to 18 months. On the other hand, the fillers like Bellafill, which produces fresh collagen, shows the difference instantly but can take months to show the complete effects of the treatment. So, they will last longer than other dermal fillers like Juvederm.

Side effects


There may be some temporary side effects of the treatment like redness, swelling, bruising, etc. around the injected area but there aren’t any known long term side effects. However, if the filler isn’t placed properly or smoothed into shape by the practitioner, then lumps under the skin can form. So, it is better to consult a qualified and experienced practitioner for dermal filler treatments.

Final Thoughts

Before going ahead with the dermal filler treatment, you should do thorough research about it and figure out the results you want to achieve from the treatment. Once you have figured out the results you’re looking for, you and your practitioner will be able to narrow down the type of dermal filler which is suitable for your needs.

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