FDA-Approved Dermal Filler Treatments

Dermal filler treatments aim to reverse the effects of sun damage and ageing. Specially formulated to smooth out wrinkles for smooth, youthful complexion, dermal fillers are a natural skin-hydrating solution.

Over time, skin wrinkles appear on the face, neck, and chest. These wrinkles appear as the body's production of hyaluronic acid for skin hydration lessens. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid that hydrates deep skin levels, adding volume to smooth skin wrinkles for a youthful tone and complexion.

Receiving professional and FDA-approved dermal filler treatment gives maximum anti-ageing results, reduces health risks, and builds skin quality for a beautiful appearance. Nowadays, dermal fillers may be used for facial and body tissue augmentation, revitalising skin contours for stunning appeal.

Types of FDA approved dermal fillers

Dermal filler treatments containing hyaluronic acid that are approved by the FDA include:

  • Restylane-L
  • Captique
  • Belotero Balance
  • Prevelle Silk
  • Elevess
  • Juvederm
  • Hylaform

Collagen-based dermal fillers approved by the FDA are:

  • Artefill
  • Fibrel
  • Cosmoderm
  • Zyplast(R)
  • Zyderm

Other dermal filler products, such as Sculptra, contain Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA). Radiesse dermal filler contains Hydroxylapatite. Therefore, it is important for those receiving dermal filler treatment to understand the type of dermal filler being used for a treatment, and how it works in restoring skin health.

Use of FDA-approved Dermal Fillers

The FDA approves dermal fillers for certain uses, such as for anti-wrinkle treatment to improve facial aesthetics. Dermal fillers may be used to treat lipoatrophy – localized facial fat loss – to restore facial volume and expression. Certain treatments, such as absorbable injectable wrinkle fillers for lip augmentation, are suitable for individuals aged 21 and over, but not younger.

FDA-approved dermal filler physicians are qualified to know what types of treatments dermal fillers are approved for. For example, dermal fillers are not approved for breast or muscle implants. Silicone gel is not approved as wrinkle filler. Only those with specialist medical dermal filler training understand what type of dermal filler substance may be used to treat specific conditions.

Choosing the right FDA-approved dermal filler practitioner

Practitioners who provide dermal filler treatment are those who are qualified medical specialists, such as dermatologists and plastic surgeons. On completion of post-graduate training, these doctors continue their professional development in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin diseases and disorders.

Cosmetic practitioners who provide FDA-approved dermal filler treatments should have such qualifications, are trained in medical procedures for dermal filler treatments, and offer only FDA-approved dermal filler products for safe results. The FDA only approves dermal fillers once their effectiveness as an anti-wrinkle and skin restoring treatment is proven through clinical study.

When administering treatment, a light local anaesthetic cream is first applied to the skin so that fine dermal filler injections of hyaluronic acid may boost the skin's natural levels without any discomfort, smoothing skin tone for a beautiful and youthful complexion.