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Revitalising Your Skin: Exploring the Fascinating History of Dermal Fillers

When thinking about adding dermal fillers to your skincare regime its important to understand exactly what dermal filler is and why we use it. Theres no better way to gain an understanding than by learning the history of something! So here goes!

Dermal fillers, also known as soft tissue fillers, are substances injected into the skin to add volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial features. The history of dermal fillers dates back to the late 1800s, when early attempts were made to use substances such as paraffin, silicone, and petroleum jelly to augment the face.

However, these early attempts were fraught with complications, including infections, inflammation, and even disfigurement. In the 1900s, a safer alternative was discovered in the form of fat injections, which involved transferring fat from one part of the body to another.

In the 1980s, bovine collagen was introduced as a dermal filler. Collagen is a natural protein found in the skin and provides structure and support to the skin. Bovine collagen was widely used until the late 1990s when it was discovered that some patients were allergic to it.

In the late 1990s, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers were introduced. HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to keep the skin hydrated and plump. HA fillers have become one of the most popular types of dermal fillers due to their effectiveness and safety.

Since then, there have been many advances in the field of dermal fillers. New fillers have been developed, including those made from calcium hydroxylapatite and poly-L-lactic acid. These fillers have different properties and are used for different purposes.

In recent years, the use of dermal fillers has become increasingly popular, with more and more people seeking out these treatments to improve their appearance. Dermal fillers are now widely used to treat a variety of concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and asymmetry.

In conclusion, the history of dermal fillers is a fascinating one that spans over a century. From early attempts with unsafe substances to the development of safer, more effective fillers, the evolution of dermal fillers has been driven by a desire to enhance the appearance of the face while minimizing the risks of complications. Today, dermal fillers continue to be a popular and effective option for achieving a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

Here at Face Studio by Mikayla Lauren we use a range of HA fillers, calcium hydroxyapatite and poly-L- lactic acid. Depending on what you are trying to achieve and your suitability. This will all be discussed during a consultation before you go ahead with any treatment.

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Thank you Mikayla


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