Dermal Filler Injections


There are different types of injectable procedures for different types of patient concerns but how do you know which procedure is right for you?

This content was reviewed by Dr. Omer Ibrahim

Dermal Filler Injections

Overview


Dermal Fillers and Facial Injections:  

Aesthetic injectables can be used for a variety of purposes from reducing the  appearance of wrinkles and facial folds to contouring areas of the face and body, and improving volume loss.

The Main Benefits of Dermal Filler Injections:

  • Plump the lips.
  • Smooth out lines around nose and mouth.
  • Add facial volume to hollow cheeks or temples.
  • Smooth out deep creases or facial folds.  
  • Improve facial feature symmetry.

Dermal filler injections can help reduce fine lines and severe wrinkles by adding volume and fullness to depleted areas as well as helping to restore facial volume and symmetry.  When used appropriately the result of the cosmetic procedure can last 6 months or longer, depending on the type of facial filler, injection technique, placement location, and follow-up products used to enhance the results of treatment. Following a dermal filler treatment, applying a specialized skin care product to the injection area, such as the INhance Post-Injection Serum with TriHex Technology®, helps accelerate recovery from post-injection bruising and swelling. This TriHex Technology® also allows for the regeneration of new and healthy elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid that adds to skin's plump appearance

Watch this video to learn how you can cut your recovery downtime in half with INhance Post-Injection Serum


How Dermal Fillers Work and What To Expect

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is a substance naturally produced in your body. It helps to hydrate and plump the skin.  HA fillers are gel-like substances of varying degrees of firmness to address specific needs for the target areas of rejuvenation.  The results of injecting hyaluronic acid dermal filler can last from 6 to 12 months, or longer for some newer formulations, before the body gradually breaks down and removes the particles.  HA fillers can also be dissolved, making them reversible, if the need arises.  

Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)

Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) is a biodegradable synthetic injectable filler substance. Poly-L-Lactic Acid products are technically classified as “collagen stimulators,” because their main use is to help your skin rebuild its own natural collagen. The filler gel carrier is absorbed within a few days after treatment. Poly-L-Lactic Acid is typically used to treat deeper facial wrinkles and more overall volume loss concerns, and results can last more than 2 years.  The only FDA approved PLLA filler is Sculptra®

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Calcium Hydroxylapatite is also a naturally occurring substance, found primarily in bone. When used in a facial filler, the calcium particles are extremely small and formulated in a smooth gel. The results of treatment can last longer as well, about 12 months for most patients. Additionally, Calcium Hydroxylapatite has been found to help your body stimulate collagen production and can also be used to correct deeper lines and severe wrinkles.  FDA approved CaHA fillers include Radiesse®.

Dermal Filler Brands


Whether you want restorative injectables for smile lines, or to plump or smooth facial areas there are a variety of fillers to choose from:

  • JUVÉDERM® and their designs are trademarks of Allergan Holdings France SAS or its affiliates.  
  • RESTYLANE is a registered trademark of Nestlé Skin Health S.A.
  • Sculptra® is a registered trademark of Nestlé Skin Health S.A.
  • RADIESSE® is a registered trademark of MyMerz Solutions. 

Contact your healthcare professional to see what type of dermal filler is right for you. 


Enhance Dermal Filler Results With INhance Post-Injection Serum with TriHex Technology®


  • Pairs with injectables to improve overall treatment experience.
  • Accelerates recovery from post-injection bruising and swelling.
  • Works with the skin to clear out damaged elastin and collagen.
  • Supports the production of new, healthy elastin and collagen.
  • Contains ingredients known to help improve skin hydration and plumpness.
  • Cooling applicator tip provides a soothing effect during treatment application.
  • Non-comedogenic.
Improved recovery on lips post-HA filler
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*Photographs are unretouched. Individual results may very. Data on File at ALASTIN Skincare® Treatment & Photos provided by Dr. Melanie Palm. Procedure & Regimen: Patient treated with hyaluronic acid filler and used INhance immediately post-procedure 4 times daily for 10 days.

Product Recommendations for Dermal Fillers


INhance Post-Injection Serum with TriHex Technology®

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INhance Post-Injection Serum with TriHex Technology® is specially designed to work with injectables such as dermal fillers, to help accelerate recovery from post-injection bruising and swelling, as well as improve the appearance of skin quality and texture by supporting the skin’s natural production of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid.

  • Pairs with injectables to improve overall treatment experience.
  • Accelerates recovery from post-injection bruising & swelling.
  • Works with the skin to clear out damaged elastin and collagen.
  • Supports the production of new, healthy elastin and collagen.
  • Improves skin hydration and plumpness.
  • Cooling applicator tip provides a soothing effect during treatment application.
  • Non-comedogenic.

Size: 0.33 Fl Oz. 10 mL

Patented TriHex Technology®: U.S. Patent No 10,286,030

Expert Opinion: Prepping Skin For A Procedure

Dr. Omer Ibrahim

"When recommending cosmetic procedures to patients, I compare in-office procedures to working out at the gym. In order to achieve optimal physical results, every exercise routine needs proper at-home healthy diet and overall lifestyle. The same goes for cosmetic procedures: in order to optimize recovery and results, one must supplement in-office treatments with top-notch at-home products. In choosing the products to supplement specific procedures, it is important to note that not all products are created equal! Ingredients that have not been specifically tested to pair with procedures may cause inflammation, burning, or even allergic reactions. This is why I trust ALASTIN products – they’ve been proven safe and effective when used on their own and with aesthetic procedures."

Dr. Omer Ibrahim

Chicago Dermatology

Dr. Deanne Mraz Robinson

 “Giving my patients the best experience includes providing the best technology and topicals to reduce swelling and bruising. That’s why I am excited to offer all my injectable patients INhance.”

Dr. Deanne Mraz Robinson

Modern Derm

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