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The Best Dermal Filler for 2024

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Posted on Jan 22 2024

Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

In the evolving world of aesthetic enhancements, choosing the best dermal filler is crucial for achieving natural-looking results tailored to your preferences and unique aesthetic goals. At Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we understand the importance of staying at the forefront of innovations in dermal fillers.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a commonly used, non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation method that has come to be known as a transformative approach to facial rejuvenation. These injectable serums are integral to aesthetic practices worldwide, addressing concerns such as volume loss, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Known for their minimally invasive nature, dermal fillers provide a quick and effective solution for achieving a natural and youthful appearance.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers

Calcium Hydroxylapatite is a biocompatible but synthetic compound, similar to minerals found in the human body, especially in bones and teeth. The unique quality of CaHA is its ability to stimulate collagen production, a vital protein responsible for skin elasticity and firmness.


The most familiar calcium hydroxylapatite filler, Radiesse, provides immediate volume improvement after treatment and stimulates collagen production for gradual and natural-looking results. Radiesse is highly versatile and is especially effective in smoothing wrinkles, enhancing facial contours, and providing long-lasting results for up to a year or more.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers

Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) acts as a stimulant, triggering the body's natural response to produce collagen around the injected area. Unlike instant volumizers, Poly-L-Lactic Acid fillers offer gradual and progressive results over several weeks. As collagen production increases, it improves skin thickness and elasticity and reduces wrinkles and folds naturally.


Sculptra is specifically designed to address volume loss and facial aging by gradually restoring volume and improving overall skin quality. Sculptra is particularly effective for enhancing volume in areas that have experienced fat and collagen loss, such as the midface and temples.

Polymethylmethacrylate Fillers

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) fillers consist of tiny microspheres suspended in a collagen gel. These microspheres are made of a material that has been safely used in medical implants for decades. One of the primary benefits of PMMA fillers is their durability. Due to their semi-permanent nature, results can last for several years, providing a more enduring solution than some other fillers.


Bellafill is notably used for correcting acne scars but is also highly effective for treating nasolabial folds, commonly known as smile lines, and other deep creases.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a natural substance found in the human body in joints, eyes, and skin. HA is critical for maintaining skin hydration, volume, and elasticity. In the world of dermal fillers, HA has become a widely popular option because of its compatibility with the body, its safety and low possibility for side effects, and its ability to address a wide variety of aesthetic concerns.


Restylane is a diverse family of HA fillers, with each variant designed to address specific aesthetic concerns. Restylane Silk is tailored for subtle lip enhancement and the correction of fine lines around the mouth. Restylane Lyft was specifically formulated for midface volume restoration and cheek augmentation. Both Restylane Refyne and Defyne offer flexibility in facial expression while addressing moderate to severe lines and folds.


Arguably the most popular and well-known HA fillers, the Juvéderm family also provides a wide variety of rejuvenation options. Juvéderm XC is explicitly crafted to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, primarily focusing on addressing nasolabial folds, also known as smile or parentheses lines. Juvéderm VOLUMA is typically used for midface volume restoration and cheek augmentation, addressing age-related volume loss in the cheeks. VOLBELLA's smooth gel formulation allows for precise shaping and contouring of the lips, providing natural-looking enhancement. VOLLURE balances flexibility and durability, allowing for effective wrinkle correction while maintaining a natural range of facial expressions.

RHA Collection

The RHA Collection is one of the latest innovations in hyaluronic acid fillers. Designed to mimic the dynamic movements of facial expressions, RHA fillers offer an outstanding, natural, and flexible result. This can help to avoid an overly stiff or frozen look after filler treatment.

The Best Dermal Filler is What's Best For You

The choice of a dermal filler is a decision best made with guidance from the experts. Our skilled team at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa invites you to explore personalized options, understand the latest advancements, and embark on a transformative journey toward a rejuvenated you. Discover the artistry of aesthetic enhancements and embrace the beauty of natural results that can improve your appearance and boost your confidence.

From the initial consultation to the final follow-up exam, Dr. Horn and his staff provides compassionate treatment tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Dr. Horn’s mastery and surgical skill in performing various face and body procedures, his dedication to patients’ safety, combined with his focus on unparalleled care and attention, make him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the Midwest. At his clinic, surgical options are paralleled by an array of non-invasive treatments and advanced technologies designed to help you rediscover your beauty potential.

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