Part 2 - Dermafiller Patient Resources

This page contains educational resources specific to the fillers and their uses. This page is not meant to diagnose or recommend. If you have any questions, please contact us at one our facilities. 


Dermafiller treatment mechanisms

The changes that the body undergoes as we age have been previously outlined. These include loss of dermal collagen, hyaluronic acid, and fat. All these substances that are lost causes the skin to lose its turgor. Fillers that are naturally occurring and synthetic are injected to those specific areas to plump up and improve the appearance. Some fillers are used to add volume and others are used to fill in wrinkles. 

Dermal fillers are injected at various depths of the skin. Fillers like VOLUMA, LYFT, and Radiesse are injected deep areas like the nasolabial folds. Other fillers like Juvederm and SILK are injected into superficial areas like the wrinkles around the lips and wrinkles in the glabella region. 


Dermal Filler Treatment Techniques

Linear Threading

Full length of the filler needle is inserted into the target area and the filler is injected. While the gel is being injected the aesthetic professional will will pull the needle slowly backwards so the get is spread lengthwise. 

Cross Hatching

This technique starts of with a linear threading technique. After the initial threading line is complete the, a new threading line is create perpendicular to the original threading line. At the end of the technique a "hash tag" is pattern is completed. 

Fanning

This technique starts of just like the linear threading technique. However, the syringe is not removed completely. It simply changes direction to create a new threading line. 

Serial Puncture

With this technique, multiple injections are placed along the length of the target area. At the end of the treatment, the multiple gel deposits will form a continuous line.