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These days, it seems like there is a facial filler available to treat every wrinkle and facial flaw you can imagine. That’s actually pretty accurate. In fact, there are about a dozen different dermal fillers available in the United States. Many of these can be used for similar purposes, but some are better than others at specific types of correction. Each one has its own pros and cons. Below, you’ll find out more about your options.
Similarities Abound Among Facial Fillers
Every facial filler on the market is FDA approved for use in correcting nasolabial folds. These are the deep creases that run from the corners of your nose to the outside edges of your mouth. It’s an easy place to treat and the effects are very noticeable, making it a good test case for clinical trials. But there are many other wrinkles on the face that are commonly treated with dermal fillers as well. These include wrinkles around the mouth, on the forehead and around the eyes. The type of filler that works best for each of these purposes depends on how deep in the skin the substance will be injected.
An In Depth Look at Facial Fillers
Formulas that are lighter with smaller sized particles of cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA) can provide natural looking correction of fine lines to moderate wrinkles in the mid-dermis. These include:
- Juvederm Ultra
Thicker, stiffer gels consisting of larger “particles” are typically injected in the mid to deep dermal layer for correction of moderate wrinkles or deep creases. Examples include:
- Belotero Balance
- Juvederm Ultra Plus
Deep dermal and subdermal facial fillers typically correct deep facial folds and restore volume by providing a “scaffolding” into which your own collagen can grow.
As a general rule, you get the longest lasting results with the products that are designed for deep correction. However, that doesn’t mean you should have the heavy duty stuff injected into fine lines. Using the correct facial filler for the depth of treatment is important for getting smooth results without visible lumps or bumps.
Plump Up the Volume
What about the much-coveted plumping abilities of the facial filler? Since most collagen products (like Zyplast and Cosmoplast) have been discontinued, there aren’t as many options for lip augmentation. However, Restylane is FDA approved for this purpose. You can also consider having your own fat harvested and implanted. Juvederm and several other fillers may also be used for lip augmentation.
Fillers such are sometimes used to change the outline of facial structures such as the nose and chin as a temporary alternative to facial implants. Again, the depth of the placement determines the best filler. A delicate area such as the under eye trough might require a light touchup.
Side Effects and Risks
The risk of complications varies depending on your personal medical history. If you know you have an allergic reaction to avian products (such as flu shots that contain egg protein), you should steer clear of Hylaform. Got a bovine allergy? No Artefill for you. If you have an allergy to Lidocaine, you’ll need to choose a filler without this soothing agent. Most patients can find a filler that works for them. The best way to make a final decision is by discussing your desired results and your medical history with a cosmetic surgeon.
If you are looking for dermal fillers in Brownwood, TX as well as the surrounding areas, call Dr. Butka today!