Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring sugar compound found in our body. Hyaluronic acid (HA) helps maintain skin volume by attracting and binding water, giving the skin a smooth, plump appearance. However, with time, UV exposure and environmental factors, the hyaluronic acid in the skin diminishes and collagen breaks down causing fine lines and wrinkles to appear. Injectable HA acts like a sponge, attracting and binding water and therefore is an ideal substance to temporarily replace natural HA, reducing wrinkles and restoring the and firmness lost.
Dermal fillers are a gel like substance and vary in consistency with thin dermal fillers which flow easily, to thicker fillers which are firmer and last longer and provide more lift.