Dermal Fillers

What are Dermal Fillers?


A dermal filler is an injectable treatment that adds volume and fullness to the face. They can be used to restore lost volume and smooth out wrinkles, or to create a desired facial shape in areas such as the lips.


There are many different types of fillers available, including those made from collagen, hyaluronic acid, Poly-L-lactic acid, and more. We especially love dermal fillers made with hyaluronic acid because it’s a substance that occurs naturally in the body, it’s non-permanent, and it creates beautiful, natural results.

Dermal Filler FAQs

How long do dermal fillers last?

There are several different types of dermal fillers available, and each lasts a different amount of time. The duration of the filler also depends upon where it’s placed. For example, filler placed in areas with lots of movement, such as the lips, doesn’t usually last as long as filler used in other locations. Depending on the type, placement, and an individual’s response to it, dermal fillers can last anywhere from three months to three years.

What are the long-term effects of dermal fillers?

Because hyaluronic acid fillers have a high level of biocompatibility, most patients tolerate them very well. There are no known long-term adverse effects of using fillers if placed by an experienced injector with an in-depth understanding of facial anatomy.

What can dermal fillers be used for?

Dermal fillers can be used to add volume to fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful, smooth appearance. They can also be used to sculpt a desired face shape. For example, they work very well to add fullness to the lips or cheekbones.

What are the side effects of dermal fillers?

Following a cosmetic injection, it’s common to have some swelling and tenderness at the injection site for a few days. Most people do not have adverse reactions to the dermal filler substances, but those who do can have it dissolved. It’s important to always rely on a licensed, Board-Certified dermatologist for dermal filler injections because they understand facial anatomy and can help you achieve your desired result without looking over-filled.

Where are dermal fillers injected?

Ideal locations to use dermal filler include: 

  • Cheekbones 
  • Lips
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Eyebrows 
  • Deep creases and frown lines
  • Under-eye bags
  • Pitted acne scars

What is the difference between dermal fillers and injectables?

“Injectables” is a broad term for the two primary types of cosmetic injectables: dermal fillers and neuromodulators. Dermal fillers enhance the face by adding volume, and there are several different substances and brands on the market. Neuromodulators, such a Botox, smooth wrinkles by limiting muscle movement in areas where it’s injected. Like fillers, there are several different types of neuromodulators available to cosmetic patients.

Contact The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington for Dermal Fillers


If you’re interested in learning more about dermal fillers and how they can enhance your beauty, schedule a consultation at the Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington today.

Dermal Fillers Before & After Photos