Dermal Fillers

Injectable Filler Guide

Injectable Filler Guide

Volume loss is an evitable sign of aging. However, women and men can combat associated wrinkles, hollowness, folds, thinning, and sagging with an injectable filler treatment.

Volume loss is an inevitable sign of aging. However, women and men can combat associated wrinkles, hollowness, folds, thinning, and sagging with an injectable filler treatment.

In addition to providing almost instant results and requiring zero-downtime, dermal fillers are extremely versatile and can be used to rejuvenate the face and hands in a very natural-looking way.

If you are considering refreshing your appearance with fillers, continue reading for our injectable filler guide.

What Concerns Can be Treated with an Injectable Filler?

Injectable filler treatments are designed to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and lines and restore volume. Depending on the product, they can also:

  • Smooth nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Diminish perioral lines
  • Add volume and definition to lips
  • Augment and lift cheeks
  • Rejuvenate under eyes and decrease dark circles
  • Address age-related volume loss in hands

Types of Injectable Filler

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar that’s found in the skin and joints. It readily attracts moisture and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.

Accordingly, hyaluronic acid has the ability to instantly plump and hydrate soft tissue.

Two of the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers are Juvederm and Restylane. Both are FDA-approved and include an extremely diverse line of products that can be used to customize treatment.

Collagen Stimulators

Collagen stimulators are composed of lab-made substances like poly-L-lactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite.

As their names suggests, collagen stimulators are able to trigger an inflammatory response upon injection and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin.

As a result, this type of injectable filler produces longer-lasting results and more dramatic correction.

Sculptra, made of poly-L-lactic acid, is an excellent option for patients concerned about facial volume loss and deep wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and chin.

Radiesse, whose main ingredient is calcium hydroxylapatite, is often used to rejuvenate hands and treat lines and folds in the lower face.

How Long Do Injectable Filler Results Last?

Most hyaluronic acid filler results gradually fade after four-to-nine months. However, thicker products like Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Vollure, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne can last for 12 months or longer.

Additionally, Sculptra can restore structure to the face for up to two years, while Radiesse injectable filler benefits usually last 18-24 months.

If you are considering an injectable filler treatment, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with a highly skilled and talented injector.

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