Dermal Fillers are used to minimize unwanted wrinkles and lines around the face. For starters, these fillers are frequently applied to the nasolabial folds, also known as the smile lines around the nose. But the fillers can also be used to lessen creases in the cheeks, the corners of the mouth, around the mouth, and around the mouth.
The fillers can be created from hydroxyapatite (Radiesse) or poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra), but they are most commonly made from hyaluronic acid, such as in Restylane and Juvederm. Additionally, there are various hyaluronic acid formulations that are cross-linked to last longer (e.g. Juvederm Ultra Plus). In this article, we review some of the most popular dermal filler brands.
What are the risks associated with Dermal Fillers?
Juvederm, Restylane, Juvederm Plus, Radiesse, and Sculptra are some of the most frequently used dermal fillers. Treatments are generally speaking, low risk. Any side effects are typically very mild, and easily reversable. Bruising, swelling, papule production, soreness, and tiny lumps on the skin are some of the complications. If any of these issues arise, they typically go away within 3 to 7 days.
What is Restylane?
Hyaluronic acid makes up Restylane, which is injected into the dermis, or middle layer of the skin. It can also help fill in areas of atrophy and scarring. It fills the skin to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. Restylane usually lasts four to six months and is frequently used to fill nasolabial folds/wrinkles, wrinkles around the mouth and lip augmentation. Additionally, it can be utilized to help with lower eye hollowing.
What is Juvederm Voluma?
The first and only filler FDA-approved to rapidly add volume to the cheek area is Juvederm Voluma injectable gel. For up to two years, it gives you a modest lift that works to restore shape and a more youthful profile. This product can successfully add lost volume to the cheek and midface region.
How does Juvederm Voluma work?
This product can be used to improve the overall contour of your face by replacing lost skin volume and restoring a youthful curve to the cheeks. An injectable hyaluronic acid volumizer called Juvederm Voluma adds fullness to places that require a little additional support or enhancement. Your facial features should look larger and rounder shortly after treatment, giving your face a softer, more youthful appearance.
What is Juvederm Ultra Plus?
A highly cross-linked hyaluronic acid product with long-lasting properties is Juvederm Ultra Plus. Due to the product’s density, it is injected a little bit deeper into the skin and is used more for volume loss in the cheek or mouth area, hollows beneath the eyes, and deep creases around the lips.
What is Radiesse?
The material found in bone, hydroxyapatite, is used to make the filler Radiesse. Deep nasolabial folds can be filled with Radiesse, which is also used to replace lost volume around the mouth and cheeks.
What is Sculptra?
An absorbable substance called poly-L lactic acid makes up Sculptra. It is mostly used to treat volume loss around the lips, cheeks, and jowls. It is not applied to smooth out wrinkles or enhance lips. To achieve the intended outcome, the standard Sculptra protocol calls for two to three injections every month. The product typically stays in the face for up to two years after this result is achieved.