The World of Facial Dermal Fillers: What different types of dermal fillers are available?

The World of Facial Dermal Fillers: What different types of dermal fillers are available?

Facial dermal fillers have become the most popular non surgical cosmetic treatment for enhancing facial features, combatting signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles, and reshaping the architecture of your face to a more youthful appearance. 

What are the different types of dermal fillers?

The Soft Touch (Hyaluronic Acid Fillers):

  • Hyaluronic Marvels: Leading the pack are Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers, including renowned brands like Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, and Versa.
  • The Composition: Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers harness the power of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the soft tissues of our bodies.
  • Versatile Magic: HA fillers are incredibly versatile, applying their magic wherever needed on your face. They offer the bonus of reversibility with an enzyme called hyaluronidase.

Whether it’s facial wrinkles such as smile lines, lips, or aging hands, they’ve got you covered. However, remember, excessive use may lead to a puffy facial appearance due to water retention. There needs to be a balance in the face of soft tissue and firm tissue – and tipping that balance towards soft tissue will make the face appear puffy – so it’s always best to select a most experienced injector who is comfortable and experienced with all filler types.

Results vary depending on the area and amount of HA filler used, with effects lasting several months to a year or even longer.

For the Firm Believers (Calcium Hydroxylapatite + poly-l-lactic acid Fillers):

Firmer fillers work to stimulate our natural collagen while adding volume and sculpting the face. 

  • Radiant Radiesse (Calcium Hydroxylapatite Filler): Radiesse takes a non-HA approach, featuring microspheres composed of calcium hydroxylapatite, akin to the mineral structure of bone. It offers volume, lifting, and facial contouring effects without the water-retaining properties of softer fillers. Radiesse is known for its remarkable bio-modulation properties, stimulating collagen, elastin, and new blood vessels. However, it requires the skilled hand of advanced injectors.Radiesse fillers last for a year or more, depending on the quantity used and the area of the face in which it was injected.
  • Sculpting with Sculptra (Poly-L-Lactic Acid Filler): Sculptra is the artistic creation of poly-L-lactic acid, essentially a seed that kick starts your body’s collagen growth wherever it’s injected. – for deep filling and support .
  • Its Purpose: Sculptra shines when it comes to deep support and rejuvenation of severely depleted areas. It’s a more intricate choice compared to the softer fillers, requiring a seasoned injector. The reward? A lasting transformation , and natural appearing deep support and volumization that can persist for several years.

Remember, choosing the right provider is key when booking a cosmetic procedure. Seek an expert who is well-versed in all filler types, can cater to your unique needs, and can showcase a vast portfolio of relatable before-and-after photos.

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