The Best Fillers for Wrinkles

by Heather Meehan

For someone wanting a more youthful appearance, there are several types of wrinkle fillers that can help turn back the hands of time. An afternoon spent at a local plastic surgeon can magically erase even the most stubborn lines and creases with a single wrinkle filling session. There are several wrinkle fillers to choose from and all deliver the same plumping properties to smooth out even the deepest wrinkles.

Harvested Fat

One of the most commonly used wrinkle fillers is fat harvested directly from a patient’s body. The fat typically comes from the abdomen and is injected directly under the skin to smooth out wrinkles. The results do not last long since the human body will reabsorb the injected fat. However, using fat as a wrinkle filler can help avoid rejection complications that can arise when using synthetic fillers.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid

According to the Stevens Institute, which is a popular medical spa in southern California, Poly-L-lactic acid is a harmless wrinkle filler. It helps to thicken the skin and improves the appearance of wrinkles. It is injected right under the skin and the results last for up to two years. Skin testing is not required prior to use.

Hyaluronic Acid Gel

This type of wrinkle filler is based on the naturally existing hyaluronic acid that is present in the human body. Hyaluronic Acid is what gives young skin that youthful glow and elasticity. Once injected into the skin, it plumps up wrinkles so that they are less defined. Results last between six months to one year. Skin testing is not required. However, people with severe allergies should avoid this wrinkle filler.

Microscopic Calcium Crystals

Suspended in a gel format, microscopic calcium crystals are one of the newest fillers for treating wrinkles. It does not contain animal proteins and is one of the most popular wrinkle fillers. The results are immediate and can last for up to one year. Allergic reactions are uncommon and skin testing is not required prior to use.

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