First silicone and then collagen-based, fillers have been around since the 1940s! But it was the introduction of Hyaluronic Acid-based dermal fillers that brought about a revolution in the non-surgical treatment of facial lines, volume depletion, and other aging changes.
Restylane was the first HA filler, approved by the FDA in the U.S. in 2003. The available products have greatly expanded since then, both in the US and in Europe. There are now fillers designed specifically for the cheeks, the lips, fine lines, scars, the angle of the jaw and chin, the nasolabial creases, and scars to mention a few. Techniques for injection, including the introduction of blunt-tipped cannulas and topical anesthetics have greatly improved the patient experience.
These fillers are excellent at tweaking your look to create a bit more youth in your appearance, and can help improve your looks without having to undergo more extensive procedures.