What Are Fillers?

Fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable treatment used to add volume, smooth lines, and enhance facial contours. They are made of various substances, such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or poly-L-lactic acid, which are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, soften wrinkles, and improve facial features.

What are the types of Fillers?

  1. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: These are the most commonly used fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and volume. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to plump lips, soften smile lines, and restore youthful contours.

  2. Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers: These fillers are thicker and can provide longer-lasting results compared to hyaluronic acid. They are often used to add volume to deeper wrinkles and areas of facial hollowing.

  3. Poly-L-lactic Acid Fillers: This type of filler stimulates collagen production over time, resulting in gradual improvement in skin texture and volume. It is particularly effective for treating sunken cheeks and temple hollowing.

  4. Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) fillers consist of collagen and very small balls that stay under your skin after your healthcare provider injects them. The balls give your skin volume and keep it firm.

What are the Common Uses of Fillers?

  • Smoothing Wrinkles: Fillers can be used to soften fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead.
  • Restoring Volume: As we age, we lose fat and collagen in our face, leading to a hollow or sunken appearance. Fillers can restore lost volume in cheeks, temples, and under-eye areas.
  • Enhancing Lips: Fillers can add volume and definition to the lips, creating a fuller and more youthful appearance.
  • Contouring the Jawline and Chin: Fillers can be strategically placed along the jawline and chin to enhance definition and create a more balanced profile.

What are the advantages of dermal filler procedures?

Many people see results of dermal fillers right away. The injections usually take less than an hour, and you can get them right in your healthcare provider’s office. Because it’s a nonsurgical treatment, recovery time is minimal.

Depending on the type of filler, results can last months or even years. Some fillers work for more than two years. Dermal fillers are also typically less expensive than elective surgical procedures.


We at Cutexx Skin Clinic specialized in this In- Motion technology. At Cutexx Skin Clinic we understand that patient comfort and result are most important.

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Dr. Kinnor Das, MBBS, MD, is a specialist in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy. With extensive training and experience in these areas, Dr. Das is dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients.