American Aesthetic Institute

What Are Fillers? Does It Really Enhance Beauty?

Aesthetic treatments are becoming increasingly popular, and there is a wide range of treatments, giving consumers a wide variety of options. There are different aesthetic treatments for various purposes, but most of them are for slowing down aging. One of the most popular treatment currently are fillers; they are versatile and can solve different skin issues at once. 

By fixing different skin blemishes, they are promoted that they can enhance beauty, but is it true? To explore the effectiveness of fillers, we have to explore what they are and how they work. 

What Are Fillers?

Filler treatments are injections administered to fill in the volume of a patient’s face. Doctors have used them for more than 25 years, and they can help people with skin blemishes, such as wrinkles and folds, or those who have lost volume due to natural aging or surgery.

Fillers are made up of water-based gels or liquids containing substances that rejuvenate the skin.

Addresses Blemishes Deep In The Skin

Many of us are looking for the best skin care products to enhance beauty. However, we should be aware that not all skincare products are effective. Most skin care products don’t penetrate deep into the skin layers, which is an inherent flaw. 

The most common skincare products are lotions and creams. They are prevalent because they are straightforward to use and apply. But they have a significant flaw that prevents them from being effective.

Lotions and creams only provide surface-level hydration, which is insufficient for the skin to maintain its elasticity and natural moisture levels. They don’t penetrate deep sufficiently into the skin layers, which is inherent in these products.

The only way to ensure that a skincare solution is effective is to penetrate deep into the skin layers. This will ensure that the product has reached its full potential and work effectively on your skin. That’s what fillers do, inject the solution directly into the skin layers that need direct support. 


Fillers are a practical and non-invasive way to change the appearance of your face—no need to undergo the trouble of surgical procedures to enhance beauty, no pain, and no downtime. 

All it takes are simple injections, nothing more and nothing less. However, it’s not just a single session, and you may need several more sessions depending on your current skin condition. It will take a while, but the results will look more natural and aesthetically pleasing than surgical procedures. 

How Do They Work?

Fillers function by adding volume to the skin. It is made possible by replacing lost fat tissue or other skin tissues by adding volume and fullness to areas where there is no lacking. The injected filler material is called a filler because it fills the spaces between facial features. Fillers can also change the shape of your nose, chin, or cheeks.

It’s All In The Formula

However, different brands use different formulas to achieve the desired volume. Here are the following most common formula in fillers: 

  • Collagen: Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that provides strength, elasticity, and structure to the body’s connective tissues. Collagen filler formula is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes the properties of collagen to improve various skin imperfections.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: The molecular structure of hyaluronic acid makes it an ideal candidate for use as a filler because of its ability to hold large amounts of water. This ability makes it helpful in improving the appearance of aging skin, which typically has less elasticity and more wrinkles than younger skin.
  • Poly-L-Lactic Acid: Poly-L-Lactic Acid filler formula is a new and promising product in the market. This formula is an excellent alternative to other fillers due to its versatility. It has many applications, including on the face, neck, chest, and hands. In contrast, most fillers can only be used on the face. 
  • Polymethylmethacrylate: Polymethylmethacrylate is a synthetic substance injected into the skin to provide volume and lift. The PMMA filler formula is often used for lip augmentation, cheek augmentation, or a chin implant procedure.
  • Polyalkylimide: The polyalkylimide filler is a substance that stimulates collagen production in the skin. It is most commonly used for deep lines on the forehead or around the mouth, including nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth).

What They Have in Common

The filters available in the market today vary in their ingredients and formulas. However, they have one thing in common—they aim to stimulate collagen production.

Collagen is the amplest protein in your body. It is a protein that helps to keep your skin and other tissues strong and healthy.

The main functions of collagen are to provide strength and flexibility for tissues; maintain the structure of organs; provide support for cells; help wounds heal faster; protect the body from infection by producing antibodies; regulate blood clotting; produce hormones that regulate cell growth; synthesize vitamin C which is essential for connective tissue growth.

Collagen Decreases With Age

The primary function of collagen is to maintain the skin’s elasticity and firmness. As we grow older, the production of collagen decreases. When collagen levels decrease, it can lead to thinning skin, making it difficult for the skin to maintain its elasticity and bounce back from external forces.

Fillers are used to increase the amount of collagen in your body. Fillers are injected into distinct parts of your face, such as your mouth and cheeks, to help nourish you with a more youthful appearance and look more beautiful.

Is It Effective?

Fillers are well researched to ensure that they are effective and that there will be no complications, and the results really show. Fillers that the FDA has approved demonstrated that most people who underwent the treatment are generally delighted with the results. 

However, fillers are still not for everyone. Certain fillers are not applicable for people who have bleeding disorders, skin disorders, or some allergies. Consult with a doctor first and check if you are suitable for fillers or not. 


If you are interested in the filler treatment, contact and reach out to our clinic at ELLA Medical Aesthetics. Sally and her team of experienced aestheticians offer services that can be adjusted depending on your needs and wants. 

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