If you are contemplating getting a dermal filler, you may be struggling to select the option that will best help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Dermal fillers are light and temporary injectables that can be placed strategically into the skin to combat common signs of aging like lost volume and wrinkles. So which one is best for you?
Juvederm is an incredibly popular choice because it targets moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles like the nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. It’s also FDA-approved to lift and contour cheeks that have lost volume with age, and it can even plump the lips as well. It’s biodegradable hyaluronic acid works immediately and lasts up to a year.
Juvederm’s newest FDA-approved product is Juvederm Voluma, the first hyaluronic acid filler that can restore age-related volume changes in the cheek area. Many women utilize this injection as alternative to facial surgery to restore youthfulness that can last up to two years.
Unlike Juvederm that uses hyaluronic acid, Radiesse uses a unique formula of Calcium Hydroxylapatite to provide immediate volume and wrinkle correction. This type of injection actually stimulates the body to produce its own natural collagen as well, so it corrects the face both temporarily and permanently. Over about one year, the CaHA gel is metabolized by the body, leaving your normal skin enhanced with additional collagen. Results include more facial volume and diminished wrinkles.
Restylane and Restylane Silk also use hyaluronic acid to fill fine lines, wrinkles, and the lips. Each type of Restylane product harnesses different hyaluronic particle sizes so that delicate file line around the eyes can be treated just as effectively as large folds around the mouth. The HA works instantly so you can see results before you even walk out the door, and results look natural and last up to a year.
Talk to your dermatologist to determine which product is the best for you, and get ready to enjoy the younger-looking face smiling back at you in the mirror.