Do Dermal Fillers Stimulate Collagen?

When it comes to fighting the good fight against the signs of aging, dermal fillers have changed the game.  While Botox and other classic injectables containing botulinum toxin help to prevent the formation of wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them, they don’t treat age-related volume loss. For that, you need dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, and Radiesse, which add youthful volume and contours just about anywhere on the face, neck and jaw. While you may already be aware that dermal fillers can temporarily plump up your lips or fill in the deep wrinkles between your brows, did you know that some can even help trigger natural collagen growth in the treatment or long-term results? Read on for more information about dermal fillers and new collagen production. 

What are dermal fillers? 

Dermal fillers, also known as soft tissue fillers, are special FDA-approved injectable gel formulas designed to temporarily restore lost volume, soften creases, minimize the appearance of acne scars, and create a smoother appearance to the skin. Dermal fillers are used to plump up wrinkled or folded areas of the skin; to augment the lips, cheeks, or chin; or even to contour the nose. It is truly remarkable how many cosmetic concerns can be treated with dermal fillers. As if it couldn’t get any better, scientific studies also show that the active ingredients in some dermal fillers stimulate the growth of new collagen so the results continue to improve, even after the formula has been absorbed by the body. 

How do dermal fillers stimulate collagen? 

The active ingredients in dermal fillers vary from one formula to another, but some formulas are known to trigger new collagen growth. The gel carrier in Radiesse, for example, provides immediate volume while the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in the formula help aid in the gradual build-up of the skin’s underlying structures through the production of collagen, elastin, blood vessels, and skin cells. 

Scientific studies have also shown that fillers containing hyaluronic acid (HA) also stimulate new collagen. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in our bodies, and it is a key ingredient in many of the most popular dermal fillers on the market today. Youthful skin owes its resilience, elasticity, and pliability in part to hyaluronic acid, which is a molecule that has the unique ability to retain water. Collagen, of course, also plays a significant role in the structure, texture, and appearance of youthful skin. Hyaluronic acid fillers help add volume and draw moisture to the treatment area for immediate results, but they also stretch the cells responsible for collagen secretion, triggering the  production of more collagen and stimulating the chemicals that inhibit collagen breakdown. 

Even if the science behind dermal fillers is not your thing, we can assure you that the results will be, especially if you come to Dr. Mani for your injections.  She is the best cosmetic injector in San Diego.  If you’re looking for a compassionate, award winning injector who gets gorgeous results every time, Dr. Mani is here for you. .  

Best place for dermal fillers in San Diego | San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic

You’ve been consistent about protecting your skin from harmful UV rays and using high quality skincare products suited to your skin’s needs, and we commend you for doing your part in the fight against aging. Now let us help with the rest! 

Dermal fillers are a great way to restore youthful volume to aging, wrinkled skin. At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, you’re in the expert hands of Dr. Parvin Mani, a highly experienced injector with a thorough understanding of facial anatomy and a keen eye for aesthetic beauty.  For more information on the dermal fillers we offer or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mani, give us a call at (619) 583-7555 today. 

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