Women and men from all walks of life are turning to dermal fillers that look natural, subtle, beautiful, and real. The key to a young face is to get rid of wrinkles and minor shadows on the face by making the face’s lines smooth and youthful. But what filler options are out there? And how can they help? In this article we look at how patients can roll back the clock with various dermal fillers. Let’s get started!
Getting to Know Your Filler Options
There are many fillers to choose from, and it can be hard to figure out which one will work best for you. Here are a few tips to help you find your way. Don’t worry, though, as your best resource is always a personal consultation with a trained aesthetic professional, to explore your specific cosmetic concerns, make a list of suggestions, and then create a customized cosmetic treatment. Here’s some of the most popular filler options:
- Juvederm Fillers: These are the most popular fillers made with hyaluronic acid. They are great for treating wrinkles, folds, and loss of volume, among other things. Juvederm Ultra/Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma, and Juvederm Volbella are all fillers in the Juvederm family.
- Restylane Filler Family – Like Juvederm, Restylane makes lines and wrinkles less noticeable. This is a great option for dark circles, tear troughs, and loss of volume under the eyes. Restylane fillers come in many forms, such as Restylane Lyft, Defyne, Refyne, and Kysse. Each one is made for a different purpose.
- Belotero has a silky texture for fine lines, dark circles under the eyes, and loss of volume.
- Radiesse uses tiny beads made of calcium hydroxylapatite to add volume right away and keep the body making new collagen. Also great for giving your hands a new lease on life!
- Poly-L-lactic acid, which is in Sculptra, is great for revolumizing the whole face. It gets your body to make its own collagen, which gives you a slow, long-lasting glow.
Which Areas of Face Can Dermal Fillers Treat?
Here’s some of the most popular solutions cosmetic medical professionals can offer using today’s dermal fillers:
- Lips and perioral lines (lipstick lines, upper lip lines): plump lips, hydrate lips, and soften lines
- Corners of mouth: Fix the way the corners of your mouth turn down as you get older.
- Marionette lines: Lighten the shadows under the mouth corners.
- Fill in your smile lines (nasolabial folds)
- Cheeks/Midface: Give the cheeks more volume, lift the face, and draw attention to the cheek bones.
- Jawline: Make the jawline sharper and hide the jowls as much as possible.
- Prejowl: Treat the area just in front of the jowl and to the side of the chin where volume has been lost.
- Temples: Fix the upper face’s scalloped look, which is caused by volume loss in this area.
- Under-eyes: Get rid of dark circles caused by loss of volume and deep tear troughs.
- Neck lines: Fill in the “necklace lines” on the neck.
- Hands: Treat the loss of volume in the hands that comes with getting older. Reduce the look of veins and tendons in the hands.
Of course, it’s important to remember that every patient’s body is different, and that every patient can react differently to the fillers based on things like diet, exercise, baseline metabolism, sun exposure, and smoking. Maintenance treatments are recommended to make sure that the results never go back to where they were before.
Its also a good idea to start a skin care routine at home to further maintain treatment results. Most of the time, this routine includes retinol, sunscreen, moisturizers, and antioxidants.
In terms of longevity, here are some general rules for how long fillers last:
- Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne – 9-12 months
- Restylane 9–12 months
- Restylane Lyft – 9 to 12 months
- Restylane Kysse can be used for up to a year
- 9 to 12 months for Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm UltraPlus
- 9–15 months for Juvederm Voluma
- Juvederm Volbella – 6-12 months
- Radiesse – 9-12 months
- Sculptra – 24 + months
On different parts of the face, a filler may last longer or shorter than on other parts. For example, filler breaks down faster in places that move a lot, like the lips. Since the under-eye area, cheeks, and temples don’t move as much, filler injections in these places tend to last longer.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
There’s no secret that dermal fillers have become wildly popular. And for good reason! The treatment benefits of dermal fillers is long and impressive, including these highlights:
- Reasonable cost $2,500-$5,000 (full face)
- Results last from one to three years
- Reversible (hyaluronic acid based fillers)
- Minimal to no downtime
- Subtle, natural looking results
- No post procedure pain