Today, the most commonly used dermal fillers are based on hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally present substance in the human body. It is most densely concentrated in the vitreous body of the eye and in the joints. The hyaluronic acid used for medical and cosmetic purposes is produced in sterile conditions, either by laboratory grown microorganisms or extracted from the roosters’ comb. Except for its wide use in facial esthetics, hyaluronic acid is used for treating osteoarthritis and wound and burn injuries; it is also used in eye and vocal fold surgery. There are several types of hyaluronic acid, each of which has different indications: skin rehydration (mesotherapy), superficial smoothing of fine facial lines, filling deep wrinkles, lip augmentation and face contouring.
Once a cosmetic dental treatment, usually a smile makeover, has been conducted, patients often opt for an additional procedure that would complete their new and improved appearance.
The results of injecting dermal fillers are visible immediately – deep wrinkles are gone and the lips appear fuller and younger.