Fillers in dermatology: from past to present

Cutis. 2015 Nov;96(5):E17-9.


Injectable fillers were introduced in dermatology as a method for reconstructing facial deformities and restoring the aging face. Although fillers have become a popular option among cosmetic patients, clinical experience has shown that fillers must be used with caution, as complications can occur. This article provides a brief review of the history of filler agents currently available for soft tissue augmentation. Although no single filler is ideal for all patients, indications, and situations, residents should be aware of the properties and characteristics that make each product unique.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cosmetic Techniques / trends*
  • Dermal Fillers / administration & dosage*
  • Dermal Fillers / adverse effects
  • Dermatology / methods
  • Dermatology / trends
  • Humans
  • Rejuvenation
  • Skin Aging*


  • Dermal Fillers