What is Filler, And How Does It Work?

what is filler, and how does it work?

Among the ways to improve the appearance and stop the skin from wrinkling and aging, injecting fillers is one of the most popular. People all around the world inject fillers into their faces to make themselves look younger. The special qualifications of fillers are the main reason for their popularity. If you want to do a filler injection, this article will come in handy as it covers everything you need to know about fillers.

What is filler?

Fillers are made of different materials. However, they are soft substances filling out the wrinkles in the skin and making it more elastic. Fillers will absorb over time. Thus, they have temporary effects, requiring you to do filler injections continuously. 

What are the types of filler?

Fillers are made of different substances, such as:

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Polyalkylimide
  • Polylactic acid
  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA)

Hyaluronic acid is filler’s most common substance, which gives its elasticity back by producing collagen. It also increases water absorption in the skin.

What is a filler use for?

Apart from filling out the wrinkles and enhancing the appearance, fillers are using for other purposes, which are listing below:

  • Increasing the volume of some body parts, like the lips
  • Removing the scars 
  • Softening the skin

That said, fillers are mostly using to remove wrinkles from different areas of the face, such as

  • Forehead lines 
  • Frown lines 
  • Crow’s lines 
  • Tear throughs 
  • Nasolabial folds 
  • Mouth frown 
  • Mental crease 
  • Neck 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of filler?

Like other cosmetic procedures, filler injection has advantages as well as some disadvantages. It’s best to know about them before injecting fillers.


  1. It is safe, and the effects can remain for a few years.
  2. Filler injection is a non-invasive procedure, meaning that there’s no pain and blood involved. 
  3. The substances are totally harmless to the body.


  1. You may experience skin rash or itching after injection, which is considering a normal side effect.
  2. If the filler is improperly used, it’ll lead to adverse consequences and speed up the skin aging process

How much does it cost?

The filler’s price may vary base on the type, amount, and area being inject. However, the most common filler injection type, lip fillers, cost on average from $650 to $700 per 1 ml. It should mention that in case, some filler is left in the vial after the injection, it will maintain properly for the patient’s subsequent injections. 

Compared to other cosmetic procedures, filler injection is safe with minimal risk giving the body natural substances. These substances make the skin to maintain young, fresh, and beautiful.