The Evolution of Beauty Treatments, Part V: Cosmetic Injectable Dermal Fillers

The Evolution of Beauty Treatments, Part V: Cosmetic Injectable Dermal Fillers

May '20

A most beloved treatment by many of our Westchester clients, dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that work to effectively rejuvenate the skin’s youthful appearance by restoring volume that has been lost as a result of time, aging, or other factors. Dermal fillers can be injected into many  areas of the face to correct and restore folds, lines, wrinkles, and hollows.

As one of the one most sought-after cosmetic treatments in America, let alone Westchester, we’ve decided the history of dermal fillers deserved some deep diving. Join us as we discover when and how cosmetic fillers first came about, and learn exactly how they’ve evolved over time!

Dermal Fillers: Then

The concept of injectable fillers was first birthed as early as the 1800s, when medical professionals discovered the usefulness of taking fatty tissue from one area of the body, and injecting it into another area to restore lost volume to facial defects and scars.

The very first FDA-approved filler agent for cosmetic injection in the face was purified Bovine collagen in 1981. A number of injectable fillers were developed for use in permanent facial augmentation in the years to follow — silicone being one — and in 2003, the FDA approved the use of fibroblast-derived, purified human collagen for facial injection. This would result in the long-lasting fillers used by dermatologists and medical spas like SkinCenter today.

Dermal Fillers: Now

Modern day facial injectables include hyaluronic-based fillers like ,Juvederm, Restylane, Refyne,Defyne, Belotero ,Voluma  and , as well as calcium-based fillers/biostimulator such as  Radiesse and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)based, biostimulator/ filler Sculptura. The duration of treatment results vary depending on the type of filler used; with lasting results ranging from temporary (less than six months) to semi-permanent (approx. 2-5 years) to permanent (over five years).

Additionally, bio-stimulating fillers like Sculptra have been developed to volumize the skin naturally by arousing the body’s biological collagen-production mechanisms. This type of facial injectable treatment bears results that continue improving with time, frequently over the duration of two years or more.

One of the most recent developments in facial fillers occurred in 2018, when Restylane Lyft was approved by the FDA as the first and only hyaluronic acid filler approved for treating both the face and the hands. Next to the face, the hands being the most exposed area of the body. Therefore, the use of dermal fillers to improve the youthful appearance of the hands is quickly popularizing amongst Westchester clients. In addition to Restylane Lyft, Radiesse Hands is also FDA-approved for use as a hand-rejuvenating treatment.

For those seeking treatment, the ideal filler should be malleable, reversible and durable. Additionally, such fillers should feel natural.

You can learn all about the different kinds of facial fillers in our blog post here.

The Future of Fillers

Moving forward, the available cosmetic treatment options for rejuvenating dermal fillers will only continue to grow alongside the population’s enduring desire to maintain a youthful appearance. Here at Westchester’s Best SkinCenter, dermal filler treatment is quickly and almost painlessly  performed in our spa-like atmosphere by cosmetic specialists who are experts at helping you choose the best dermal filler for you. Get in touch with us today to book a free, no-obligation consultation!

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