The concept of injectable fillers has been around for centuries, but it wasn't until the 19th century that medical professionals began to explore the potential of taking fatty tissue from one area of the body and injecting it into another area to restore lost volume in facial defects and scars. In the 1800s, Dr. Neuber was the first doctor to attempt this procedure, using fat from his own arms. However, it wasn't until the middle of the 20th century that silicone began to be investigated as a potential dermal filler.
Since then, facial fillers have come a long way, with a variety of different materials being used for different purposes. For example, paraffin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid are all commonly used today. Bellafill is a bovine collagen filler approved for the treatment of nasolabial folds and moderate to severe facial acne scars. Facial fillers have been around for more than 40 years, and they have changed dramatically over the years.
To understand any type of injection, it is important to look at its history for valuable lessons and to make progress a success. It's fascinating to see how far we have come in the last 40 years in the world of injectables.