Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

If you’re looking for a non-invasive way of getting rid of your wrinkles, dermal fillers may be for you. Skin Theory Aesthetics™ is the best provider of dermal fillers in your area.


Skin Theory Aesthetics™ specializes in dermal filler treatments that help erase the signs of aging from your face. Our FDA approved dermal fillers help reduce deep creases and folds, smooth wrinkles, and plump your lips giving you a more youthful look.  


At Skin Theory, our specialists carefully analyze your specific needs, skin type, and lifestyle. We make sure you get the best treatment with a customized plan specially designed just 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 Dermal Fillers?

Many visible signs of aging are due to volume loss. As we age, our facial tissues thin out. This causes lines to form around the nose and mouth. Volume loss likewise causes our cheeks to look hollow. 


Dermal fillers are injectable gel like substances that are administered beneath the surface of the skin. They add volume and fullness that help soften creases and lines, plump up your lips that give you a more youthful appearance. 

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There are a variety of dermal fillers that address different issues. These are:

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite

  • Hyaluronic acid

  • Polylactic acid 

  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA), a semi-permanent filler


(These will be discussed in more detail below)

What Issues Do Dermal Fillers Address?

Dermal fillers are also called wrinkle fillers. However, this may be a misnomer because they do more than smooth those lines. Here are the many issues that dermal fillers can address:

✓ Lines around the nose and mouth (a.k.a. Marionette lines, smile lines or parentheses)

✓ Sunken cheeks and temples. This may be due to age related collagen loss or due to effects of certain HIV medications

✓ Static wrinkles. These wrinkles are a result of loss of collagen and elasticity of your skin

✓ Vertical lip lines, also known as smoker’s  lines

✓ Chin crease

✓ Thin lips

What Are the KInds of Dermal Fillers Available in the Market?

There are a variety of FDA approved dermal fillers that cosmetic specialists use. They are categorized by the active ingredient they are made of. Depending on what you use, the effects of a dermal filler treatment may last from 6 months to as long as three years. 


Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

This is one of the most popularly used dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers are often soft and gel-like.  Hyaluronic acid itself is a substance naturally found in your body. It is found in high concentrations in soft connective tissues and the fluid surrounding your eyes. It is also the substance that keeps your skin plump and hydrated.


As a dermal filler, hyaluronic acid has the unique ability of being able to hold water at the injection site. This makes it effective as a cushioning agent that adds temporary volume. The results of an HA dermal filler treatment are temporary, lasting from 6 months to a year. 



  • Treat crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)

  • Soften smoker’s lines (vertical lines on the mouth)

  • Improve “marionette lines” or lines at the corners of the mouth

  • Soften frown lines

  • Plump up lips

  • Improve appearance of scars due to acne, wounds or even burns

  • Add volume to cheek depressions

  • Reconstruct contour deformities in the face


Some of the FDA approved brands:


Juvéderm products: Juvéderm XC, VOLUMA, VOLBELLA, VOLLURE

Restylane products: Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne

Belotero Balance

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Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)

CaHA is another popularly used dermal filler. Like Hyaluronic acid, CaHA is  also a substance naturally found in our body, primarily in the bones. As a filler, microscopic calcium particles are suspended in a smooth gel, the consistency of which is thicker than a hyaluronic acid filler.  


CaHA dermal filler typically lasts for 12 months for most patients. It is reported to stimulate collagen production. It’s effective for use in the following:

  • Moderate to severe wrinkles especially the nasolabial folds, marionette lines or frown lines

  • Filling in cheeks

  • Contouring the face

  • Improving volume in the sunken areas of the face. Typically this occurs in HIV positive people taking certain medications. 


FDA approved CaHA fillers include Radiesse®.


Poly-L-lactic Acid

Some dermal fillers are synthetic like Poly-L-lactic acid. However, this is biocompatible - it is safe to use and is not harmful to the tissues of the body. It is also a collagen stimulator and helps improve the appearance of wrinkles by helping the skin rebuild natural collagen.


Poly-L-lactic acid comes suspended in a gel that dissipates a few days after the treatment. 


Uses: (This dermal filler is known to work particularly well in the lower half of the face)

  • Soften deep nasolabial folds

  • Fill in laugh lines

  • Plump up lips


Effects of this dermal filler last up to 2 years.


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


Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

PMMA is likewise synthetic but biocompatible and is considered a semi-permanent dermal filler. It comes in the form of a “microsphere” or tiny ball which once injected can remain beneath the skin indefinitely to provide continued support for the outer part of the skin. 


It contains collagen, the essential substance that provides structure and firmness to the skin.


Unlike some of the dermal fillers mentioned here, it can take several injections to create the volume desired, and it can take up to three months for it to manifest its full effects. It may also be visible under the skin. 



  • Treat medium to deep wrinkles (particularly nasolabial folds)

  • Improve appearance of pitted scars

  • Add volume to thin lips


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

What To Expect with A Dermal Filler Treatment

Dermal filler treatments are non-invasive and non-surgical. These are typically during a clinic visit (unless you are getting PMMA fillers which requires several visits). 


While it's a fairly simple procedure, a good dermal filler specialist should sit down with you, pre-treatment to evaluate your area of concern, whether it’s to plump up lips, address nasolabial folds, laugh lines, etc. A full disclosure of your medical history is also important to minimize any risks.

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Before the actual treatment, the skin is cleaned and a topical anesthesia may be applied to numb the area where injections are to be administered. This helps minimize any discomfort during and after the treatment. Some filler products contain lidocaine which also helps with the discomfort of the procedure. 


It’s important to disclose to your specialist if you have sensitivity to lidocaine to avoid any allergic reactions. 


A dermal filler treatment takes just a short time and downtime is minimal. Most patients are able to resume activities after the treatment. However, it is better to put off any intense physical activities until after 48 hours after treatment to minimize the risk of swelling or bruising.

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What are the Possible Side Effects of a Dermal Filler Treatment?

These are the side effects commonly associated with a dermal filler treatment:

  • Temporary numbness in the area of injection

  • Redness

  • Some lumps or hard areas at the injection sites

  • Swelling or bruising that may be mild to severe

  • Hives and swelling as a manifestation of hypersensitive reaction

  • An “overfilled” appearance at the areas where treatment was administered

Skin Theory Aesthetics Offers Dermal Fillers

If you’re not happy with your tired, old looking skin, there’s no need to despair. Dermal fillers offer exciting possibilities. 


Skin Theory Aesthetics offer FDA approved dermal fillers that can rejuvenate your skin to make you look younger. Our qualified and trained specialists carefully sit down with each and every one of our clients to carefully evaluate their needs. And because each client’s needs are unique, we recommend a course of treatment specially fit to address these. 


If you are interested in a getting dermal filler treatment and would like to know how it can help you, contact us today at 951-735-5570!  We are happy to answer all your questions. 


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