You may be wonder “which filler is right for me”? We see this often and totally understand why you’re confused. There is tons of information, advertisements, and brochures that can leave any person to wonder “which filler should I choose”?
There are a variety of fillers to choose from and we’re going to briefly discuss each one. The main ones are: Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse. Once you have the correct information you can meet with your dermatologist to determine which fillers will work best for you.
Restylane has been FDA approved it for use in the U.S. in 2003. It works best on nasolabial folds (from the nose to above the lines), forehead wrinkles, smile lines, hollows under the eyes and creating sexy plump lips. While individual results vary, typically results last up to six months.
The same company that made Restylane, also made Perlane. This filler has a larger molecular structure so it works best in areas where it can be injected deeper such as on cheeks, chin eyebrows, and around the mouth. Typically the results last between 9-12 months but of course, results may vary.
Juvederm is made by Allergan (the makers of Botox). It works best on moderate to severe folds and wrinkles, especially the “paratheses” from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds). Juvederm is approved by the FDA and lasts up to one year.
The best part of this filler is that it stimulates your body to produce new collagen. Once injected, Radiesse encourages the body to make new collagen around the injection site. It can help add volume and make skin look younger around the mouth and even the hands. Radiesse is reported to last up to a year.
Which Filler Is Right For You?
The answer to which filler is right for you depends on several factors. As part of a consultation, Dr. Kormeili always likes to know what the PROBLEM we are trying to address is first. Is it bigger lips or just that the lipstick is running, or the sunken look around the eyes, or perhaps wanting a little lift around the cheeks?
Once we know what effect we are trying to create, it is easy to pick the right filler. Factors such as how much correction, how long it lasts, and if it is a natural product are taken into consideration as well.
Fillers can be fun, painless and a great way to sculpt the perfect facial contours that add a more rested, youthful and relaxed appearance.
To learn more about which filler is right for you and to create the effect you want, it’s best to schedule an appointment with our dermatologist, Dr. Kormeili. We look forward to hearing from you soon.