We are all born to age. It is a natural human event that is further hampered by the sun, bad habits, and heredity. Unfortunately, aging involves losing natural subcutaneous muscle fat. This fat is close to the surface of our skin. When the fat lessens, we begin to see facial lines and crow’s feet. Our facial skin stretches and begins to lose its fullness. To help us with this natural dilemma are many innovative products like dermal fillers.

Yes, there is Botox. It is made from harmless bacteria and serves as a muscle relaxer. It has many medical benefits in addition to treating aggressive wrinkles. Botox is not used as a substitute for the body’s natural collagen breakdown that causes fine lines and light wrinkles and folds. This is where dermal fillers come into play. Fillers smooth, plump-up, lessens scars, and like Botox are a part of the cosmetic injectable family.

Dermal filler treatments are on the rise for 2019 and 2020 by more than 200%. This procedure is popular because it is non-invasive and it is done as an out-patient process. Many patients seeking fillers are younger and are asking for just a little tweak. Dermal filler brands that are usually applied by professional cosmetic physicians provide wrinkle removal and anti-aging facial balanced augmentations. Popular facial techniques include lip fillers or lip injections, face fillers, (nose/cheeks) fillers, forehead, and more.

Dermal fillers are only getting better based on the type of chemicals used. Technology is always on the hunt for future fillers to eliminate earlier side effects. Additionally, people of all ages are asking for a longer term solutions. They want fillers to smooth facial lines, replenish skin volume, and to improve appearances for a more youthful tone.

Additionally, patients want their dermal fillers to be 100% safe. Is delivering a natural look with no risk too much to ask for? In 2020 people will be pleased with the new solutions created for the cosmetic surgery environment. There are many innovative dermal filler options.

As an injectable treatment, dermal fillers are generally a soft gel-like compound. Much of the substances are both safe synthetic materials and organic substances that are produced naturally by the human body.  A common compound that serves as a filler is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is produced by our bodies to keep our skin plump and hydrated. When injected under the skin to smooth the dermis, the body will expel it naturally after six months or a bit longer.

Newer dermal filler compounds that are safe to inject feature fat taken from other parts of the body. Other compounds are safe chemical solutions known as poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and polymethyl methacrylate. Let’s look at each of these hard to pronounce solutions.

Poly-L-lactic acid is synthetic in nature. Its purpose is to boost the body’s collagen production. This compound will stay in the body longer than six months which is what most women are looking forward to experiencing.

Calcium hydroxylapatite is also found in the body within the bone system. Dentists have been using it for several years, as well as reconstructive plastic surgeons. It has a strong safety record.

Lastly, the polymethyl methacrylate injectable filler is a durable biodegradable filler. It is best used when a reconstructive surgeon is helping patients whose skin has been gravely damaged.

Each compound will respond differently. Therefore, only use a qualified cosmetic surgeon to recommend which is best for you.

Let’s look a bit deeper into the latest synthetic, biodegradable, and non-biodegradable dermal filler compounds and what they do:

Synthetic Compounds

  • Talk to your doctor about a polycaprolactone solution. This new synthetic solution has proven to eliminate injectable allergic reactions. The positive results are elimination  of wrinkles, thin lips, hollow cheeks, old scars vanish and overall youthfulness is achieved
  • Some brands features animal collagen. It has been researched and is approved to be safe. Cosmetologists are using animal collagen to lessen wrinkles, tighten loose skin, and to erase skin imperfections.
  •  A very popular brand features the already mentioned acid-based filler known as Poly-L-lactic acid. It stimulates the body to manufacture more collagen. Cosmetic surgeons are mostly injecting it in the face, hands, and neck.

Biodegradable Injectable Compounds

Under a popular brand name, a Hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler is being used for people of all ages. Its effects can last for up to 12 months without harming the body. Cosmetologists give this dermal filler injectable great accolades. There is also a higher-end Hyaluronic acid injectable that requires a surgeon to inject it deeply into the dermis where wrinkles occur. The Hyaluronic acid used in this injectable is of purest concentration and is reported to bring amazing results.

The Swedish company that produces this dermal filler has run numerous test and is reporting a very high safety profile for all ages. It can be used consistently without side effects.

As a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, this solution is connected to Lidocaine. It gives the facial area a very natural-looking appearance.

Non-Biodegradable Dermal Filler

  • This type of dermal filler is based on collagen. It works perfectly when you need to cover those pesky skin imperfections. It also helps to plump up aging skin, giving people a more youthful appearance.
  • Another type in this category is made from calcium hydroxyapatite. There aren’t any side effects or unwanted reactions whatsoever. It will lift your face and neck areas safely and it lasts longer than 6 months.
  • Another dermal filler is made from silicone. Silicone is a solution that gives your body an instant improved look that will last longer than anything else. Talk to your surgeon about silicone injectables because not everyone can handle this type of compound though.

Skin rejuvenating and anti-aging dermal fillers for the years ahead will definitely introduce many more innovative chemical and natural solutions. Even off-the-shelf dermal fillers used in medical spas are vastly improving. They are presenting minimal risks, as well as lessened side effects. For 2020 and beyond dermal fillers, especially in the hyaluronic acid family, will be able to make the skin look like a new-born.

Dermal filler formulas that normally last for six months will safely last for a longer period of time. Most probably future dermal fillers will be more customized and give better flexibility to the skin. Most of these cosmetic procedures will probably be paired with medical-grade serums, masks, and ultrasonic devices. The future is most certainly bright!