What are Dermal Fillers?


This foundation level Dermal Filler qualification will enable you to profitably enhance an existing business or create a lucrative new venture in an industry that is booming

Hyaluronic Acid is a substance which occurs naturally within the body and skin. It can hold water in the skin to create volume. After about the age of twenty-five, the amount of HA in the skin decreases and its subsequent loss results in reduced dermal hydration and an increase in skin wrinkles.

A Hyaluronic Acid filler can be administered by injection under the folds and wrinkles, where it joins forces with the body’s own hyaluronic acid to hold more water in the skin; this can also be used to create volume and lift within the facial structures and act as a filler.

The Injection of filler agents for facial rejuvenation is by no means a new fad. For many years previously substances such as mineral oil, liquid silicone, collagen and even paraffin have been used as soft tissue filler to improve soft tissue imperfections.  However, as you can imagine these substances caused incredibly high incidences of complications, including chronic oedema, granuloma formations, lymphadenopathy, scarring and ulcer formation.

Thankfully nowadays, new safer products made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA) have been produced. These products have undergone rigorous testing and work in synergy with the human anatomy.  Development of safer, better tolerated dermal fillers has seen popularity & demand for injectable procedures significantly rise. This, coupled with the increase of companies & brands relentless advertising on Social Media for improvements made with nonsurgical interventions has seen a once relatively discreet industry transform into a mass market as the desire for image conscious individuals

Injectable fillers are often the treatment of choice for treating both dynamic and static wrinkles.

Static wrinkles are caused by gravity, the loss of fat and collagen, and the loss of the skin’s elasticity. These types of wrinkles are visible regardless of the muscle action.

Dynamic Wrinkles – Those lines that result from repeated facial movements (such as smiling) that form creases in the skin.

Static Wrinkles – The lines that occur from your skin losing elasticity and collagen and that

There are several forms of hyaluronic acid fillers, with different properties & different viscosity (thicknesses). The ideal dermal fillers are those that are biocompatible, noncarcinogenic and nonteratogenic. It is good practice within your establishment to use reputable brands that have a proven track records with excellent safety profiles, that are free from adverse reactions and provide consistent results.  Most products that fall into this category are widely available, they are easy to administer and produce natural aesthetically pleasing long lasting results.