Dermal fillers are injectable solutions placed under the skin with the intention of providing lift and volume to the face, erasing folds and lines. There are many different types of fillers on the market today, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Most can add volume and fill wrinkles in less than 30 minutes, leaving patients with a rejuvenated aesthetic that can last anywhere from four months to over a year.
The more injectable options available, the better equipped the doctor is to deliver the specific aesthetic result the patient is looking for.
Within the hyaluronic-acid family are the popular brands Restylane and Juvederm. These fillers allow for an effective augmentation around the lips and cheeks, acting like an inflatable cushion of support. In addition, each of these soft-tissue fillers are easily reversible should the patient choose to do so.
Products containing hyaluronic acid are considered a safe option as a dermal filler considering the substance is found in nearly every living thing, making it extremely compatible with the human body.
Radiesse is another popular injectable best utilized for deeper fills, such as the mid-face and beneath the cheekbone region. It is also ideal for smoothing out the jawline, reducing the jowls. Instead of hyaluronic acid, Radiesse consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that are suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. One of the benefits of this product is its promotion of collagen and elastin growth, which continues for several months after the initial treatment.
During the actual injection procedure, our staff is careful to ensure there is no discomfort or pain associated with the injection process with any of the various dermal fillers. The treatment is affordable, fast, and easy. Plus, it produces instant results with no recovery time needed.
To find out more about which dermal filler options are best for you, discuss it with expert cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki.