Dermal Filler Ingredients

The sugar molecule used in many dermal fillers is a common ingredient in many skincare formulas. It’s used for its volumising and hydrating benefits.

What’s in dermal fillers?

To understand how dermal fillers work, we need to look at how the molecule they’re based on works in the body. This sugar is found in all the connective tissues, including the skin. It attracts and retains water to form a supporting base on which other structural fibres develop. The collective effect is the creation of underlying volume, lending firmness and elasticity to the skin.

As we age, levels of this sugar naturally decline. Our skin becomes dry and loses elasticity. Meanwhile, loss of fat under the skin and a reduction in bone density in turn cause skin to sag. Wrinkles start to appear thanks to repeated muscle movement, and folds arise from loss of volume.

Applying a topical moisturiser that contains the same kind of molecule may provide a short-term and superficial effect, however, for true long-lasting moisture and volume replacement deep within the skin, dermal fillers are the only treatment.

The product works to attract water and restore volume in the injected area, just like the natural molecule would do. The smooth, supple results look very natural and can last up to 24 months, depending on the product that’s been used.

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