What types of facial fillers are available?
Unfortunately volume loss can occur in many areas of the face as we age. The good news is there are many options to restore your face to a more youthful and round appearance. Areas of volume loss can include the temples, cheeks, lips and the jowl area. This can then lead to the formation of deep laugh lines, folds under the corners of the mouth, hollowing of the eye area and sagging of the lower portion of the face. Volume loss in the lip area may lead to the formation and more prominent appearance of vertical lip lines. By means of a very natural approach, facial fillers can plump theses areas in less than 30 minutes!
There are many types of facial fillers available. The most popular type of facial fillers is hyalaronic acid fillers which over time may help to stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. They are made of complex sugars that are natural to the body and retain water like a sponge, giving you the ultimate plump. These include Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus, Restylane, Perlane, Belatoro, and the new kid on the block, Voluma. Belatero is great for filling in very superficial fine lines and wrinkles for immediate improvement.
Want or need something with a little more punch? Synthetic substances such as Radiesse and Sculptra can restore volume loss and typically have a longer-lasting effect. Radiesse is a substance called calcium hydroxylapatite that is formed from substances similar to bone and can produce an immediate lift. Sculptra is a synthetic substance called poly-L-lactic acid, that when injected over time, promotes the body’s own natural collagen production for a more subtle and natural volumizing appearance, with very long lasting effects.
More permanent fillers such as Artefill and silicon can be used but often are not as forgiving as the skin ages over time.
Determining the right filler for you can be challenging and some fillers are best suited for particular areas than others. Often times, combining these fillers with neurotoxins to soften lines and wrinkles will help give you the most comprehensive and natural look. Come in today for your cosmetic consultation to see what is the perfect filler for you!