Injectable Filler Techniques for Facial Rejuvenation, Volumization, and Augmentation

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Nov;23(4):479-88. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2015.07.004.


Multiple fillers are available: various hyaluronic acid products, calcium hydroxylapatite, and a few others that are biocompatible with good duration and a variety of mechanical properties allowing intradermal, subdermal, and supraperiosteal injection. Facial features can be reshaped with great control using these fillers. Aging changes, including facial volume loss, can be well-corrected. These treatments have become a mainstay of rejuvenation in the early facial aging patient. Injection technique is critical to obtaining excellent results. Threading, fanning, cross-hatching, bleb, and pillar techniques must be mastered. Technical execution can only measure up to, but not exceed, the quality of the aesthetic analysis.

Keywords: Augmentation; Calcium hydroxylapatite; Facial; Filler; Hyaluronic acid; Injectable.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biocompatible Materials / administration & dosage*
  • Biocompatible Materials / adverse effects
  • Biocompatible Materials / pharmacology
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Dermal Fillers / administration & dosage*
  • Dermal Fillers / adverse effects
  • Dermal Fillers / pharmacology
  • Durapatite / administration & dosage
  • Esthetics
  • Female
  • Forehead
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid / administration & dosage
  • Injections, Intradermal
  • Injections, Subcutaneous
  • Lip
  • Male
  • Nasolabial Fold
  • Rejuvenation / physiology
  • Skin Aging / drug effects*
  • Skin Aging / physiology
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Durapatite