There’s almost nothing more satisfying for patients that undergo cosmetic procedures than an immediate correction in scars, skin texture and appearance. Dermal fillers today can provide this, instantly filling in hollow areas and smoothing the skin’s surface. Bovine collagen was the first FDA-approved dermal filler in the United States and remained the only option for almost a decade after it’s introduction in 1981. This type of dermal filler quickly became very popular and was sold under the name Zyderm I, with effective results that lasted around three months.

Of course, Zyderm I had its shortcomings. It was able to give fair results with marionette lines, moderate rhytides and deep nasolabial folds, although it had many disadvantages. Zyderm I provided a potential for allergy and required a skin test before use. The results only lasted three months or less and results were often disappointing for moderate to severe lines and scars.

In a very short time, Zyderm II and Zyplast were approved by the FDA and introduced to the public, addressing many of the problems with Zyderm I. These new types of dermal fillers significantly improved results and remained the only dermal fillers approved for use by the FDA for almost a decade. Still, there were many needs left unanswered. These products had many limitations and the full potential of facial dermal fillers wasn’t seen for some time.

The ideal dermal filler is safe, painless, hypoallergenic, inexpensive and provides results that last a long time. Today, dermal fillers have come a long way to fulfill this promise. With an increasingly large population reaching middle age, the demand for effective and safe dermal fillers is only growing. For this reason, facial filler products are the fastest growing area of cosmetic surgery and will continue to develop.

Dermal fillers are products that are injected into the dermis. After a treatment with dermal fillers, patients must not manipulate or touch the treated area to prevent product shift. If you’re interested in a treatment with facial fillers, typical costs range between £200 and £600 per session, depending on the formula you select. Today, results can last for six months or longer and greatly improve the appearance of even deeply set-in lines. You can even select fillers in the United States that are subdermal fillers, which are injected under the dermis in the subcutis area. Dermal fillers are only for use by trained professionals so you’ll need to schedule an appointment with a medical spa or cosmetic surgeon for each session. If you’re ready to see the difference a facial dermal filler can make, try scheduling a session today. You’ll find new fillers can erase years from your face while improving the overall texture and evenness of your skin.