Dear Patron

In view of the COVID lockdown we are offering Tele and Video consultation in line with the karnataka government issued circular HFW54 CGM 2020 dated 26/03/2020.
To book an appointment slot kindly call us at 9620638388 Or drop an email info@drdivyasharma.com
Let us all stay home and keep our loved ones and our country safe.

Stay indoors, stay safe

Fillers vs Skin boosters - Dr. Divya Blog

What are dermal fillers? | Dermatologist Near Me | Dr. Divya Sharma
Posted date on May 30, 2022

Fillers vs Skin boosters

The most visible signs of ageing are lines or wrinkles on your skin. Extensive skincare routines and good products sometimes may not be enough to maintain the glowing plum skin!

As we get older loss of volume and elasticity of the skin is inevitable. That’s exactly why various facial rejuvenation treatments like derma filler and skin boosters have gained popularity over the past few decades. They are cost-effective and can give you a younger-looking skin without any downtime. Consult a dermatologist near you for a thorough diagnosis of your skin condition and appropriate booster or filler recommendation.

What are dermal fillers made up of? | Skin specialist in Bangalor 

What are Fillers?

Dermal fillers are non-surgical injectable treatments that can restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours and restore a more youthful appearance.

What are Fillers made with?

  1. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body. It is found in high concentrations in our skin where it helps keep the skin hydrated by attracting water molecules from its surroundings into the spaces between skin cells. As we age, however, we start to lose some of our natural HA stores which result in lines and wrinkles. When injected into your face, hyaluronic acid can help restore volume loss caused by ageing or weight loss or even genetics.

  1. Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) is primarily found in our bones. It is thicker than HA and lasts much longer, typically used for deeper lines and wrinkles. It also helps stimulate natural collagen production in our skin.

  1. Fillers are also made of biocompatible synthetic substances such as Poly-L-lactic Acid and Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Poly-L-lactic acid acts as a collagen stimulator. Upon injecting, it helps rebuild natural collagen and the results of the treatment typically last longer than 2 years. Whereas PMMA remains beneath the skin in the form of microspheres to maintain the volume.

  1. Autologous fat injection is another popular filler technique and is known for its long-lasting results. This is a facial fat grafting technique that requires surgery and should be performed by a cosmetic surgeon.

Will skin boosters suit my skin type? | Dermatologist in Bangalore

What are skin boosters?

Skin boosters are the most favoured treatment. It is a non-invasive method with minimal downtime for instant hydration.

These are injectable moisturisers that make your skin look youthful without hampering the shape of your face and the movement of your facial muscles.

Skin boosters are generally hyaluronic acid-based solutions that are injected into the deep dermis or hypodermis to improve the appearance of the skin on your face, neck, and hands.

Skin boosters, do NOT restore volume or augment facial features. They are injected into the deep dermis or hypodermis and do not have any volumizing or augmenting effect like Dermal Fillers, but they certainly have a refreshing effect on the skin.

Benefits of skin boosters

  • Skin Boosters are perfect for rejuvenating dull, dehydrated, dry skin.

  • Stimulate collagen and increase elastin to make skin firm and youthful.

  • Visible reduction of fine lines, pores and wrinkles within weeks.

  • Skin boosters give you an even tone complexion and reduce skin pigmentation.

  • Helps the skin to hold water making it look dewy and glowy from within.

Fillers VS Skin Boosters

Fillers and boosters have two major differences. The structure and purpose.

Fillers have cross-linking bonds that make them firmer and heavier. They are primarily used to lift and restore volume and augment facial features such as lips, and cheeks.

Skin boosters on the other hand cannot be used to augment facial features. These are non-crosslinked hyaluronic acids injected more superficially into the deep dermis or hypodermis. They have a refreshing effect on the skin and help in improving skin hydration and reducing superficial scars.  Boosters are perfect to improve skin quality.

Let's Initiate A Partnership For Your Health.