Temporary injectable and dermal fillers
Temporary injectable fillers include two categories: collagen and hyaluronic acid fillers. Collagen is a naturally occurring connective tissue. Both collagen and hyaluronic acid injectable dermal fillers are created in a lab to mimic these natural substances.
Hyaluronic acid fillers (HA fillers) Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance between the skin cells that binds moisture and provides fullness. Unlike collagen fillers, hyaluronic acid fillers do not require an allergy test before they are injected and rarely cause an allergic reaction. These fillers are used to plump lips, fill facial lines, nasolabial fold, and other signs of aging.
HA fillers results can be reversed using hyaluronidase injections in the event results are undesirable. The 3 most popular hyaluronic acid fillers are:
Other HA fillers offered by doctors may include Prevelle, Teosyal and Macrolane.
Injecting or transferring your own fat
Fat injections involve performing a fat transfer to move fatty tissue from one body area to another. Fat may be removed from any body area with enough tissue to spare, and it is important to note that you can only use your own fat for fat injections.
Many doctors recommend fat injections over other injectable fillers because they carry a low risk of side effects and can offer permanent results. However, the body may reabsorb some or all of the injected fat, so results cannot be predicted and may not last. Read real patient stories about their fat injections and fat transfers.
Injecting or transferring your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), PRP Skin Regeneration Therapy, a new technology for extraction of platelet-rich plasma containing autologous white blood cells that has a PRP enrichment rate of about 6- to 10-fold (about three to five times higher than that for conventional one) and contains white blood cells, which are not contained in conventional PRP. The therapy is found to have much greater efficiency in rejuvenating the skin, eliminating wrinkles, and reducing irregularities from acne marks compared with conventional therapy.
Indications: Expected effects in Cosmetic Medicine
It is effective particularly for creepy skin under the eyes (fine wrinkles) that are difficult to treat by conventional rejuvenation therapy. Inducing skin regeneration, the therapy is also effective in treating wrinkles, acne marks, sags, and wrinkles on the neck.