A Beginner’s Guide to Injectable Dermal Fillers


Aging is an inescapable reality of life. But, in truth, it is not the number of candles on the birthday cake that worries most people. Instead, it is the accompanying changes to their bodies. 

For instance, as people age, they notice that their skin begins to sag and wrinkle, particularly on their faces. Many believe the loss of skin luster with age is unavoidable due to the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin beneath the skin. 

This is simply not true. With injectable dermal fillers, you can continue to look as young as ever. 

Here, the experts at NuMe Aesthetics have put together everything you need to know about dermal fillers. Read on to learn more about dermal fillers, how they work, and the areas they can treat. 

What Are Injectable Dermal Fillers?   

People often ask: “‘What are dermal filler injections?” Simply put, dermal fillers are gel-based treatments injected into problem areas to smooth out wrinkles safely and effectively.

In other words, they are a safe and effective solution for women and men of all ages who want to restore volume and smooth out lines and wrinkles.

There are a wide range of dermal fillers to choose from. While they all have the same fundamental goal, their chemical compositions differ, making certain types better suited to your specific condition. 

Some popular dermal fillers are

JUVÉDERM family of injectables: These smooth out fine lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. In addition, they can augment your facial features while increasing facial volume. 

RADIESSE®:  This is a volumizing filler that focuses on treating wrinkles.

Restylane®: This is an injectable that reduces wrinkles and increases facial volume.

Sculptra® Aesthetic: This adds fullness into areas of the face that have lost volume. 

KYBELLA®: This corrects the dreaded double chin by dissolving the fat within the area. 

How Do They Work? 

Dermal fillers aim to rejuvenate and add volume to the skin. They also seek to decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles while creating a natural, softer look. They do this by increasing the skin's supply of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. 

Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and are injected into the skin. Most dermal filler injections also contain a soft gel that delays the breakdown of hyaluronic acid, which means that hyaluronic acid can persist at the target site for up to 18 months without decomposing. In addition, because it is also hydrophilic, it attracts water to the skin's surface, plumping up injected areas.

Keep in mind that every filler is unique and may work for varying durations. The time it persists depends on various factors such as the dermal filler injection site and the patient’s metabolic rate (as some patients metabolize the material quicker than others). 

But, luckily, treatments with dermal fillers can be repeated as needed. So you can continue to look your best self for as long as you want!

What Areas Can They Treat?

In general, individuals who do not require or are not ready for cosmetic surgery can benefit from dermal fillers. And the best part is these fillers can be injected into any part of your body. As a result, they can treat a variety of cosmetic concerns.

For instance, dermal fillers can treat a range of facial imperfections, including:

  • Lines on the forehead
  • Sagging, flattened, or hollow cheeks
  • Prominent nasolabial folds (deep creases between the nose and lips)
  • Prominent marionette lines (lines between the cheeks and the corner of the lips)
  • Thin lips
  • Smoker's lines (vertical lines around the mouth)
  • Deformities of the nose
  • Depressions caused by acne
  • Volume loss in damaged ear lobes

Look Younger Today!

Ready to turn back the clock with dermal fillers? Contact us today or book an appointment right now. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.