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Cosmetic Fillers

Cosmetic Fillers

Bring back the more youthful looking you with cosmetic fillers. Skin Theory Aesthetics™ is the best provider of cosmetic fillers in your area.


Skin Theory Aesthetics™ proudly offers a variety of volumizing cosmetic fillers to help erase the signs of aging on your face.  Fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, reduce deep creases, and folds, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance. 


At Skin Theory, we never use a cookie-cutter approach.  We will always analyze your specific needs, skin type, and lifestyle, and then recommend a customized plan we believe will have the best results for you. 


Skin Theory Aesthetics™ has years of expertise and experience to help both men and women look your absolute best, regardless of your age, young or “old”.

What are Cosmetic Fillers?

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As we age, we lose volume in our faces due to loss of subcutaneous fat and collagen. There is less buffer between the skin and the facial muscles, so crow’s feet around the eyes and smile lines become more pronounced. 


Cosmetic fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume to soft tissue, fill in wrinkles and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. 


Cosmetic fillers are used for these areas in the face:

✓ Cheeks

✓ Mouth and lip area

✓ Eye area

✓ Jawline

What are the Different Kinds of Cosmetic Fillers?

There are a variety of FDA-approved cosmetic fillers that cosmetic specialists use. They are categorized according to what active ingredient they are made of. Here are the most commonly used:


Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar found naturally occuring in our skin. One of its intrinsic qualities is its ability to hold water a thousand times its weight in water. This helps the skin keep hydrated and plump. Over time, however, the amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid decreases, leading to wrinkles and creases. 


Hyaluronic acid cosmetic fillers come in gel form to add volume to the dermal layer of the skin. When injected into the skin, the gel plumps up sunken areas, smooth lines and minimizes shadows. Hyaluronic acid draws in water to the injected area and this is what creates the filling effect.  


The results are temporary when the gel dissolves over the course of 6 months to a year. 


FDA approved HA cosmetic fillers include these brands:


  • Juvederm products - Juvederm XC, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure

  • Restylane products - Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Silk and Restylane Defyne

  • Belotero Balance


It’s important to take note that HA fillers contain lidocaine, an anesthetic that can reduce pain and patient discomfort during treatment. However, it can cause an allergic reaction for people who are sensitive to this substance. 


Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)

Calcium Hydroxylapatite is likewise a naturally occurring substance in the body, found mainly in our bones. Used as a cosmetic filler, CaHA is used to improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and creases, particularly the nasolabial folds. 


Calcium Hydroxylapatite is also used for HIV patients to improve signs of facial fat loss. 


Compared to HA fillers, CaHA fillers are thicker and its effects normally last up to 12 months for most patients. 

This FDA approved cosmetic filler can come with or without lidocaine. One of the more popular brands for this is Radiesse.

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Poly-L-lactic Acid

Unlike the above mentioned fillers, Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic substance. It is, however, biocompatible, i.e. it’s not harmful to tissues of the body and biodegradable. This product is classified as a collagen stimulator. It helps improve the appearance of fine lines by helping the skin rebuild natural collagen. 


Like all cosmetic fillers, Poly-L-lactic Acid comes in gel form. This gel dissipates a few days after treatment.  This product is used to treat more severe facial wrinkles and effects last up to 2 years.  


FDA approved Poly-L-lactic acid fillers include Sculptra® Aesthetic.


Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

Another synthetic but biocompatible cosmetic refill product is PMMA. It has proven its safety for use as it has been used for medical applications for a long time already. The PMMA is unique because it comes in the form of a tiny ball that remains under the skin indefinitely to provide support for the outer layer of the skin. It also contains collagen to provide structure and firmness. 


PMMA provides a semi-permanent solution to medium to deep wrinkles, creases and folds. It is particularly suited for nasolabial folds. It is also used to plump up thin lips or fill out pitted scars.


It may take several injections to create the volume desired and the full effects may only be apparent after three months.  


One of the downsides of PMMA is that a number of injections are needed to create volume and it can take up to three months to realize the full effects. It may also be visible under the skin.


FDA approved PMMA fillers include Bellafill® (formerly known as Artefill).

What Can Cosmetic Fillers Do?

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Depending of what cosmetic fillers selected, here’s what they can do:

✓ Augment thinning lips

✓ Smooth out lines around the nose and mouth (also popularly called nasolabial folds, marionette lines, laugh lines or parentheses)

✓ Fill in shallow areas in the face (e.g. cheeks)

✓ Decrease wrinkles in the undereye area

✓ Soften look of recessed scars

✓ Diminish vertical lip lines

✓ Soften static wrinkles including those around the mouth and along the cheeks. Static wrinkles are those that result due to loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin. 

✓ Improve symmetry among facial features

✓ Smooth out chin crease

Skin Theory Aesthetics Offers Cosmetic Fillers

Cosmetic fillers can rejuvenate your skin and help you look younger, longer. However, it is important to find a reputable provider who can ensure your safety during the course of your treatment.


Skin Theory Aesthetics offers FDA approved cosmetic fillers administered by qualified and trained specialists. We carefully assess your needs and recommend a course of treatment that is specially designed for you.


If you are interested in getting cosmetic filler treatment, contact us today at 951-735-5570!  We are happy to answer all your questions. 

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