Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring sugar present in every part of our bodies. It helps to keep the cells and tissues together, and keep the structure of the skin hydrated and lifted.
As we age, much like the collagen and elastin in our skin, the amount of hyaluronic acid we have starts to reduce. This leads to loss of volume and structure in the skin. Dermal filler is therefore great for giving structure (such as in the cheeks), for filling in lines such as nasolabial (nose to mouth) folds, and for giving hydration to the areas treated.