The Best Facial Fillers and How They’re Used

Published on March 9, 2019

Many visible signs of aging on the face are caused by volume loss.  As facial tissues thin out, lines become visible around the nose, mouth and cheeks. Injectables such as dermal fillers can be used to replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance. 

Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that can be injected under the surface of the skin to increase fullness, fill in areas of lost volume, smoothing etched-in lines and enhance facial features. Dermal fillers are mostly known as “wrinkle fillers,” however, they are excellent options  to enhance the contours of the face. Dermal fillers can be used in a variety of ways including smoothing out creases around the nose and mouth, enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks, temples or under the eyes, filling vertical lip lines, plumping & enhancing the lips, smoothing out a chin crease and improving symmetry among facial features.  

There are a variety of FDA approved fillers that cosmetic surgeons use with the most common being comprised of Hyaluronic Acid.  Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that is naturally found in your skin. These fillers are typically soft and gel-like, giving a natural feel when injected. The results are temporary, typically lasting 6 to 18 months depending on the filler.

There are many brand names of dermal fillers.  Here is a list of the most well-known brands of dermal fillers and their most common uses:

Juvederm –  Tear troughs, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, chin crease, acne scars, nose asymmetry

Restylane – Tear troughs, cheek enhancement, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, chin crease

Voluma – Cheek Enhancement

Juvederm Ultra – Lip Enhancement

Volbella – Lip Enhancement and vertical lip lines

Radiesse – hands, nasolabial folds, chin crease, acne scars

Vollure – nasolabial folds

All of these fillers are safe and provide amazing results when performed by an experienced injector.  The consistency of the products as well the length of time it lasts determines which product is best for each area.  If you have questions about any of our products or are interested in reducing the signs of aging on your face, schedule a free consultation with one of our skin care experts.

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