Why Not All Dermal Fillers are Created Equal

One of the great things about dermal fillers is their ability to treat almost every conceivable type of crease and wrinkle on the face. Some people have numerous fine lines and wrinkles, while others are dealing with creases and folds around their lips and mouth area. No matter what type of facial aging you are experiencing, there is a dermal filler available to treat it. You just need to know a little bit about each type of filler so that you can narrow down your treatment options.

What are Dermal Fillers?

A dermal filler is simply an injectable gel that contains an active ingredient to help reduce the signs of lines and wrinkles on the face. Filler treatments can be used to postpone cosmetic surgery or to improve the results of previous surgery.

What Types of Dermal Fillers are There?

Fillers have ingredients like hyaluronic acid and more. Some common brand names are Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse. The type that works best for you and your individual needs can be determined at your consultation.


Restylane® is an injectable filler containing hyaluronic acid. This important skin component acts like a sponge to draw moisture into skin tissue. Unfortunately, hyaluronic acid begins to decline in quality and quantity as you age. Skin without ample hyaluronic acid grows thinner and drier, making it more susceptible to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

Restylane® helps to restore your hyaluronic acid levels and reverse facial skin aging. After injection, it immediately begins sucking up moisture for a volumizing and wrinkle-reducing effect.


Juvederm® is similar to Restylane® in that it contains hyaluronic acid to correct lines and wrinkles. Another ingredient is lidocaine to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Juvederm® is known for its silky-smooth consistency that works easily with skin.


Radiesse® is a unique type of dermal filler that contains something called calcium hydroxylapatite, a material commonly found in bones and teeth. After it has been injected, Radiesse® will increase facial volume to reduce lines and wrinkles that can give away your age.

Dermal Filler Results

Although dermal fillers offer excellent results with no real downtime necessary, their results are not permanent. Eventually, they will be metabolized by your body. At that time, you will need follow-up injections for the maintenance of your results.

Contact Us

If you would like to explore your dermal filler treatment options, schedule an appointment at Murphy Plastic Surgery in the Englewood/Denver area. Contact us today to book your consultation and get started!

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