Top Filler Therapies to Treat Facial Lines, Wrinkles, and Acne Scars
Contrary to popular belief, not all dermal fillers are the same. They differ in composition, longevity, and price. Their unique properties help doctors determine how and where they should be used. These sought-after substances help fill in facial wrinkles almost instantly, restoring a softer, smoother, more youthful appearance. Let us take a moment to discuss the most popular fillers on the market today.
Juvederm™ & Restylane™
Derived from a substance that naturally gives our skin fullness and volume (hyaluronic acid), Juvederm™/Restylane™ injections have a plumping effect on facial skin. Generally used in the lateral cheek, mid-face, and chin areas, these dermal fillers produce natural, long-lasting results. For example, dermatologists may use Juvederm™/Restylane™ for smoothing out marionette lines, plumping up the lips, filling in the nasolabial folds, and improving the contour of sagging jowls. Because these dermal fillers are made from non-animal sources, allergic reactions and other complications are quite rare. No pre-testing is required.
Radiesse™ not only adds lost volume to aging skin, but it also stimulates collagen production, which can help skin look younger over time. The synthetic filler is especially helpful for deeper wrinkles and facial folds. Radiesse™ may also be used to augment and/or restore damaged or aged hands. Because it has a tendency to clump together, the dermal filler should not be used in the lips, as it may produce an unnatural appearance. Although expensive, Radiesse™ has the greatest longevity of any current filler. A single injection can last for up to two years. As such, Radiesse is often used to fill deep acne scars and other facial blemishes.
This newest filler has great potential to fill a void in the market, as it is a wonderful tool to treat acne scarring. Like Radiesse™, the synthetic filler has been proven to increase collagen levels in treated areas for several years. Results are great in combination with subcision to minimize “boxcar” and shallow scarring of the face that can occur with severe acne or trauma. Pre-testing is required, as there is a small incidence of allergy to this product.
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