When signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and folds begin to show, you might consider treatment with injectable dermal fillers! Dermal fillers are a great solution to smoothing out your signs of aging, with no surgery or downtime required. When placed under the skin or even deeper, fillers can restore volume for a more youthful appearance. But with so many different fillers on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you! Here is your guide to the best wrinkle-fighting fillers:
Juvederm is a popular dermal filler family containing a hyaluronic acid formula. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, helping the skin retain moisture for a supple appearance. Juvederm fillers work by adding instant volume to your wrinkles and folds in the lower face including lines around the nose and mouth. Along with smoothing your wrinkles, Juvederm Voluma® can restore volume to your cheeks for a subtly lifted appearance. The results of Juvederm can last for up to a year while the results of Voluma can last for two years.
Restylane is a group of hyaluronic acid fillers that work to volumize, lift, and smooth the appearance of your skin. Restylane can instantly smooth out moderate to severe smile lines around the nose and mouth. It can also be placed in the cheeks, chin, or lips for a natural-looking enhancement to refine the facial features. Restylane can also be placed in the backs of the hands! Your hands age just like your face, resulting in a loss of volume. Restylane can restore volume loss to the hands to achieve a smooth, youthful appearance. Depending on the formula and placement of the filler, your results can last from 6-12 months.
Radiesse filler uses a Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) formula that works by adding instant volume to the skin, while stimulating the body’s natural collagen production for more results over time! Radiesse works best on wrinkles and folds in the lower face such as smile lines around the nose and mouth. Radiesse can also be used to smooth the backs of the hands or deep depressions in the skin from scarring. The results of Restylane can last for a year or longer in some patients.
Unlike the previously mentioned fillers, Sculptra will not provide instant improvements to your wrinkles. Instead, Sculptra strictly works by stimulating your collagen production, the key to strong, healthy skin! As Sculptra is absorbed, more collagen will be produced, leading to gradually younger-looking skin with increased volume and less noticeable wrinkles. For optimal results, you might need several spaced-out injection sessions. The results of Sculptra filler can last for two years or more.
Although fillers are generally safe when used by an experienced provider, some may not like the idea of having a foreign substance injected under the skin, or may have certain allergies to the formulas. With a facial fat transfer, you can add volume and smooth your wrinkles with your own fat cells! However, the treatment isn’t nonsurgical like fillers and there is some downtime associated with it. Liposuction will be required to obtain the fat cells for placement. If you are interested in slimming down another area of the body like the abdomen or thighs, you might opt for the fat transfer to enhance your facial features at the same time.
Choosing a formula
Having so many options is great, but it can be pretty overwhelming! That’s why we recommend coming in for a consultation to discuss your concerns, have your skin examined, and begin developing the best course of treatment for you. To schedule your consultation, contact K Plastic Surgery today.