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Daily Routine in Cosmetic Dermatology

Part of the series Clinical Approaches and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology pp 1-16

Date: Latest Version


  • Fabiana Braga França WanickAffiliated withBrazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD) and of Brazilian Society of Dermatologic Surgery (SBCD) Email author 
  • , Maria Claudia Almeida IssaAffiliated withUniversidade Federal Fluminense
  • , Ricardo PontelloAffiliated withBrazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD)
  • , Bherta TamuraAffiliated withClínicas Hospital of São Paulo of the University of Sao Paulo, Barradas and Bourroul’s Ambulatório de Especialidades in Sao Paulo, Sorocaba’s Ambulatório de Especialidade in Sorocaba


Injection of fillers is one of the most common procedures in dermatology. They are used to reduce fine lines, deep wrinkles, folds, and scars. They are also indicated to volumize and fill special anatomical areas on the face and body. There are many different substances for different indications, and the physician must be prepared to choose the right one according to the indication. This chapter is going to describe filler’s classification, characteristics, properties, and indications. The procedure with different aspects of techniques and its indications are going to be discussed. Side effects are going to be discussed in a separated chapter.


Injectable filler Soft tissue fillers Hyaluronic acid Calcium hydroxylapatite Poly-l-lactic acid Polymethylmethacrylate