Getting a cosmetic procedure done can be a daunting process even if it is something as simple and sweet as getting a dermal filler. To avoid any unwanted effects it is essential that you educate yourself not just regarding the product, but also regarding the procedures involved in your treatment. Here are a few details of the dermal fillers usually used in the process to aid you in determining the right product for you, so you can be ready to take the decision to transform your face without being intimidated:



Synthetic These fillers comprise of lab-made substances and usually have long lasting effects. However, if not administered in a correct manner, they can cause disfigurement.

Human These fillers are also known as autologous wrinkle fillers, and fat is among thew commonly used substances in these products. The fat is surgically removed from the buttocks, thighs, or stomach and is treated before being administered. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is another type of autologous filler that draws your blood and places it in a centrifuge to separate its components. The centrifuge separates the plasma, which is treated and injected into the face.

Animal The content for these fillers is derived from a purified form of collagen, which is extracted from cows and these injections start to show effect by breaking down in as early as one month after the treatment. But these fillers also come with a higher rate of allergic reactions and require allergic testing before the procedure is performed.


Temporary- These products last for less than 12 months and then disappear spontaneously.

Semi-Permanent- These fillers are usually used as volume fillers for volume enhancement and go through a slow degradation over a time span of 1-2 years.

Permanent- These fillers remain in the tissue for a duration of more than 2 years and are usually used for wrinkle volume correction, volume enhancement for large defects, and deep folds.


There are several products available in the market and the one that is right for you will be determined by the goal or purpose for which you are getting this treatment done.

Correction of a Defect

Superficial effects can be corrected by lighter molecules and augmenting or volumizing effects can be achieved by using denser dermal fillers.

Target Area

Different dermal fillers have approved indications by the FDA and can be used to enhance the desired area on your face.


You may not understand the minute details but asking your doctor regarding the procedure can be beneficial in not only understanding the process you will be submitting yourself to, but also assessing the expertise and knowledge of your doctor. You can also decide whether you want to go with the plan that the doctor has recommended you or suggest coordinate with him for any changes in the plan of action if required.

Understanding the product, treatment, and the side effects will enable you to evaluate the risks involved in the process along with the taking the necessary steps to get the desired result.

Global dermal fillers facial aesthetics market is set to grow at a CAGR of around 12.14% respectively by 2027, fueled by growing desire among geriatric population to enhance their beauty: says Absolute Markets Insights