Injection of dermal fillers is the second most frequent nonsurgical cosmetic procedure performed in the USA. Dermal fillers are an option in the treatment of volume deficiency, scars, and rhytides; facial sculpting; facial contouring; and augmentation of specific anatomical sites such as the lips. The number of injectable dermal fillers available on the market increases yearly. Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons should regularly review treatment options to provide patients with safe and effective filler options. This paper extensively reviews the properties of the available fillers, such as their rheology, longevity, and adverse effects, and how these properties affect the choice of filler agent for a particular patient or a particular site. Also, trends in dermal filler injections are discussed.
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No funding was received to prepare this manuscript.
Annelyse Ballin and Alex Cazzaniga report no conflicts of interest.
Fredric Brandt is a consultant to and/or has received grants from Allergan, Galderma, Medicis, and Merz Aesthetics.
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Ballin, A.C., Brandt, F.S. & Cazzaniga, A. Dermal Fillers: An Update. Am J Clin Dermatol 16, 271–283 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40257-015-0135-7