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    Types of Dermal Fillers And Uses

    Dermal Fillers 

    There are many different types of dermal fillers. Every dermal filler injectable is uniquely formulated with a specific texture, density, and injection depth. This means that you should use different dermal injections for different areas of concern.

    Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta (PSI), led by plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey, provides FDA approved facial filler injectable treatments to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding locations.

    Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers

    Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound in the skin and is useful for keeping the skin plump and hydrated. Hyaluronic dermal filler injections are soft and gel-like in nature. They offer temporary results that last from 6 to 12 months. HA particles are gradually and naturally absorbed by the body. You won’t feel any discomfort since the hyaluronic acid fillers are infused with a topical numbing agent called lidocaine.

    Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHa) Fillers

    Calcium hydroxylapatite or CaHa is another naturally occurring substance in the body. It is majorly found in the bones. These calcium particles when added to dermal fillers are nearly microscopic in size.

    They remain suspended in a smooth gel base. These fillers are thicker as compared to hyaluronic acid based fillers. They also last longer as compared to HA dermal fillers. In most patients CaHa filler results will last for up to 12 months or more.

    Production of natural collagen is stimulated by calcium hydroxylapatite. This is why it is used for deeper lines and wrinkles. Radiesse is one of the more popular FDA approved CaHa dermal fillers.

    Poly-L-lactic Acid Fillers

    Poly-L-lactic acid is a biodegradable and biocompatible synthetic substance. It can be used safely in the body. These fillers work as collagen stimulators since they primarily smooth fine lines. Even though, the dermal filler is absorbed by the skin in a few days, results tend to last for at least 2 years post-treatment. Sculptra Aesthetic is a type of FDA approved dermal filler.

    Popular Dermal Filler Injectables


    Juvederm is a popular dermal filler treatment that can be used for:

    • Removing wrinkles and lines from the mouth, forehead, and nose area
    • Adding volume to hollow cheeks
    • Mitigating acne scars
    • Reducing nasolabial folds
    • Improving facial contours

    Juvederm injectables are FDA approved for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment doesn’t require anesthesia and is usually used for laugh lines. It can help restore volume in the cheek area due to aging.


    Restylane dermal filler provides results that last for 6 to 12 months. It decreases wrinkles, scars, and folds in the skin to enhance facial contours. Other functions include:

    • Reducing nasolabial folds
    • Reducing facial wrinkles
    • Reducing pigmentation
    • Reducing acne scars
    • Increasing lost volume in cheeks
    • Enhancing chin structure
    • Filling imperfections
    • Filling depressions under the eyes
    • Lip augmentation for enhanced definition
    • Softening of the jawline
    • Noninvasive eyebrow lift
    • Reducing marionette lines around the mouth corners
    • Reducing worry lines, smoker’s lines, and smile lines
    • Reducing crow’s feet and other wrinkles in the eyes area

    The Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta (PSI), led by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey, receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for reliable and proven cosmetic filler injections.

    Contact Marietta, Georgia Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta for a Consultation

    For more information on procedures and treatments offered by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul McCluskey and the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, visit:

    Serving patients in and around Marietta, Atlanta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Buckhead, Morningside/Lenox Park, Virginia-Highland, Candler Park, Midtown, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Ormewood Park, Georgia and other surrounding areas.