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The world of dermal fillers – what’s new?

The world of dermal fillers – what’s new?
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There are so many excellent new dermal filler treatments coming out of cosmetics labs globally. Dermal filler treatments have come a long way, with world-class products being injected in increasing amounts.

Our favourite dermal filler treatment (Melbourne)

There are currently over 80 companies producing dermal filler treatments globally, and while not every product will be approved for use in Australia, many of them are. We are spoilt for choice. Research and development into the very best applications for these dermal fillers are now in progress, with the new trend being for a dermal filler treatments to be developed and applied to a certain area of the face, as opposed to all areas.

Every part of our face is unique both in structure and function. This means there is a lot of opportunity to tailor dermal filler treatments so they perform optimally, with longer-lasting and more impressive results, and less effort on the part of the cosmetic dermatologist.

Dermal filler treatments can be diluted by cosmetic dermatologists when being applied to certain areas, for example the tear troughs, which require a softer application. New dermal filler products may cater for these delicate areas specifically, so doctors can simply use a pre-made, safe product instead of diluting the mixture themselves.

New alternative dermal filler treatments

New dermal filler treatments containing new types of ingredients are soon to hit the market in various countries, if they have not already. Some new ingredients include poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) and polycaprolactone (PCL), all considered safe, effective dermal fillers that stimulate collagen production over time.

Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) as a dermal filler treatment

PLLA is an injectable restorative or corrector most often used when the face loses fat. This happens as we get older. This dermal filler treatment has been used in medicine for some time and is considered safe to use, for example in pins, plates, screws, and implants to stimulate collagen production to hold the metal in place for longer. It’s use in cosmetics is relatively new.

PLLA is a completely biodegradable, biocompatible, inert, synthetic polymer that stimulates collagen production as a normal response of the body to a foreign object. This build-up of collagen is what causes the volume enhancements, while the actual liquid is degraded and expelled via the lungs without further effect.

Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) as a dermal filler treatment

CaHA is a very well-studied dermal filler treatment that is most often used to correct moderate-to-severe facial creasing and folding, while also adding volume. CaHA is a very effective agent for augmenting the soft tissue of the face because it is extremely elastic and thick, with collagen formation the result of its application.

Polycaprolactone (PCL) as a dermal filler treatment

PCL is a biosimulatory dermal filler treatment that is being made in four different formulations. Each has different purposes and lifespans, with the longest dermal filler treatment lasting for up to four years. This is particularly effective for those with structural facial abnormalities, including acne scars.

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