So many kinds of dermal fillers and which one is right for you? Ideally speaking, dermal filler would last a year or so for long-lasting, optimal results. But we all know that such ideals are hard to come by, hence it’s best to seek out an honest and through discussion with your dermatologist in order to find out which dermal filler, works best for your skin, and your life.
Targeted areas for dermal fillers include the nasolabial fold (lines from your nose to mouth) and from the mouth to chin called melomental fold. The upper lip is also prone to wrinkles, frown lines on the forehead (though Botox is frequently use for this case), to restore volume for sagging skin, or even at the back of your hands, if the veins has bluish tint, too obvious on your skin.
When it comes to choosing the right dermal filler, the procedure depends on several factors; with the goal is to plump up the skin, filling up any hollow areas of the face, and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as much as possible.
For example, both Restylane and Juvederm are a cross-linked hyaluronic acid made from non-animal sources (generally, made synthetically in the lab) and FDA-approved for nasolabial folds, as well as “off label” for other areas. These dermal fillers reduce any puffiness of the skin and gives off a smooth and natural-looking skin, as long as three to six months.
Contrary to Perlane and Juvederm Ultra Plus, these two are similar to the fillers mentioned above but a slightly denser and thicker when compared weight to weight, created especially for area that require a more serious treatment (like deeper side of nasolabial fold, for example) when inserting few Restylane just won’t do as well as creating a noticeable plumps for the cheeks.
As they’re much denser, these fillers last longer than the typical Restylane and Juvederm, as long as six months to a year.
Unlike dermal fillers mentioned above that are made from hyaluronic acid, Radiesse is made from bone and cartilage into a creamy and moldable form for injection. Radiesse is claimed to last longer than the acid but until now the results are rather unsatisfactory and prone to create unusual bumps on your face (we highly recommend that you get from highly experience doctor to do the job concerning Radiesse).
A difference on Sculptra though, as it works as a volumiser suitable for anybody who had some hollowed parts of their skin (genetic-related) to plump up the area for a more appealing look. This procedure works well if surgery is quite a risk for you. Again, bumps and lumps are likely to happen post-op so you need an expert hand in dealing with Sculptra.
Utilising your own fat for fillers can be appealing as you’re using your own stuff, though a precaution is still needed as you can’t really predict where the fat has moved on to within your skin and it can last for years. Bumps and lumps are possible, hence you need to be very sure if you want fat as you filler choice.