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Dermal Fillers

How Do Fillers Work?

If you have been wondering how fillers work, look no further. This article dissects what fillers are, how fillers work, and their benefits. 

As technology evolves, various non-invasive cosmetic options are being invented. Fillers are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures people turn to for benefits, such as promoting a more youthful and their ability to reduce aging signs such as fine lines and wrinkles. The market consists of various fillers, each with its benefit. Before getting dermal filler, you should know what look you desire. For plumped lips, go for lips filler; for a cheek lift, cheek fillers are the best option, and tear trough fillers are a great choice to reduce eye bags. 

What Are Fillers?

Lee et al.(2019) suggested that dermal fillers are a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves injecting skin tissues with specific substances, such as hyaluronic acid or silicone. The fillers can be injected into various tissues of the face, including cheeks, lips, eyes, and temples. Aubryet al.(2022) noted that fillers effectively alleviate aging signs, create volume, and revitalize the skin. 

The most commonly used gel in the dermal filler is hyaluronic acid. This gel is also produced naturally by the body. It acts as a hydrophilic and shock absorber in body parts like joints. Additionally, it helps in the transportation of nutrients throughout the body. 

How Fillers Work

Fillers increase the supply of hyaluronic acid to the skin. Cui et al. (2021) commented that the fillers revitalize and enhance the skin’s volume, eliminating fine lines and wrinkles; this leads to a more natural and youthful look. It is an easier way to eliminate aging skin and smoothen the skin. The results are seen almost instantly and may last up to nine months. With dermal fillers, you are assured of a near-natural outlook. Furthermore, fillers help you control your looks as you age over time. According to Occhiogrossoet al.(2020), other benefits of dermal fillers include; creating fuller lips and defining the face contour. 

Benefits of Fillers

They Are Minimally Invasive

Dermal fillers are minimally invasive compared to other surgical options, such as plastic surgery. The procedure is less dramatic, and its treatment time is shorter than other intensive options. The type of filer used affects the time the procedure will take. However, regardless of the filler, the procedure will not take more than one hour. The fillers rarely have side effects; you will continue your daily activities shortly after the treatment.

Provide Natural-Looking Results

Most cosmetic treatment patients have one thing in common: they desire realistic results. With fillers, you obtain an almost natural look. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, the fillers will not interfere with your normal facial expressions. This is made possible by its gradual process, which plumps the targeted regions. 

They Are Reversible

Fillers are easily reversible encase you are not satisfied with the final outlook. Thanks to the hyaluronidase and Vitrase enzymes. Within a short period, you achieve your original look.

Results Are Temporary

Most injectors prefer using hyaluronic fillers since they are produced naturally by the body. Their effects fade over time as the body reabsorbs them naturally. Most patients see this to be beneficial since no commitment is required. Additionally, they can be constantly maintained, retaining your youthful appearance. It is also worth noting that its effects may last up to twelve months; you will not have to check them regularly. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Fillers

How Long Do Fillers Work?

How long fillers work varies depending on body metabolism, type of filler, and the patient’s age. Typically, fillers may last anything between six to eighteen months. 

Are There Any Aftercare Tips After Getting Fillers?

Fillers are advantageous over other surgical options since you can resume your daily activities immediately. However, you might experience swelling afterward. It normally goes with time. To tackle this and other adverse effects, you must avoid cold weather, avoid wearing makeup, eat hydrating foods, avoid hot temperatures and stay hydrated. 

How Long Does It Take for Me to See Results After Getting the Filers?

With fillers, you can see the effects almost instantly. However, full results will come after two to four weeks. 

Are Fillers Safe?

Fillers are minimally invasive, rendering them safe. The most commonly used filter is hyaluronic acid. Its fillers rarely cause allergic reactions. 

Who Is Suitable for Fillers

The exact age at which collagen productions begin to decrease remains unknown. However, a fair amount of data shows that collagen and elastin production may diminish around twenty-five years. Patients qualified for the lip fillers include; non-smokers and people in good physical and mental states. 


Dermal fillers are a non-invasive cosmetic procedure involving injecting substances such as fat and collagen to reduce aging signs appearance. The most preferred filler is hyaluronic acid since it is produced naturally by the body and rarely causes side effects like allergies. Dermal fillers increase the hyaluronic acid supply to the skin; the acid eliminates aging signs and creates more volume in various parts of the face, such as the lips. Dermal fillers normally last for around nine to eighteen months, depending on the filler used and how often you maintain them. It is worth noting that many unqualified cosmetic practitioners are taking advantage of low-quality services. It would be best if you only got your filler from a professional cosmetic injector to avoid adverse side effects. 


Aubry, S., Collart-Dutilleul, P. Y., Renaud, M., Batifol, D., Montal, S., Pourreyron, L., &Carayon, D. (2022). Benefit of Hyaluronic Acid to Treat Facial Aging in Completely Edentulous Patients. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(19), 5874.

Cui, Y., Wang, F., Voorhees, J. J., & Fisher, G. J. (2021). Rejuvenation of aged human skin by injection of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 147(1S-2), 43S-49S.

Lee, G. S. (2019). Use of handheld ultrasound Doppler to prevent complications from intra‐arterial injection of dermal fillers: Clinical experience. Journal of cosmetic dermatology, 18(5), 1267-1270.

Occhiogrosso, J., Derakhshan, A., Hadlock, T. A., Shanley, K. M., & Lee, L. N. (2020). Dermal filler treatment improves psychosocial well-being in facial paralysis patients. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, 22(5), 370-377.

Tatyana Dyachenko