What are the different types of fillers?
Fillers have many benefits which include helping to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and restore the facial fullness that decreases with age. Filler is injected underneath the epidermis of the skin and into the dermis layer. The ways in which filler can be used is limitless but the most popular places in which filler in injected are the folds, creases, and wrinkles which can aid the skin in looking more evened out.
Specifically, there is a type of filler called hyaluronic acid which can be used for the forehead, under eyes, nose, cheeks, around the mouth, lips, chin and jawline. In regards to other types of fillers, there is Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Voluma XC, and Juvederm Vollure. Juvederm Voluma is great at restoring lost volume and can last up to two years. Juvederm Voluma XC is also a reliable product that can bring back youthful cheek contours, which tend to flatten with age. Juvederm Voluma XC can also be used to add more volume to nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Juvederm Vollure are considered hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Vollure can be injected to treat mild to moderate wrinkles and folds on the lower face. The Vollure filler can last up to 18 months.
Besides Juvederm, Restylane is another type of filler which is very effective. Similar to Juvederm, Restylane is also classified as a hyaluronic acid product line that treats a wide array of cosmetic issues. Restylane Silk is most popularly used for making the lips plumper. Its formula is created with smaller particles than the original Restylane in order to provide more of a natural fullness. Interestingly enough, it might stimulate collagen production as well! Clinical studies have shown that Restylane can last upwards of 18 months.
Lastly, Radiesse is another option when it comes to filler for cosmetic enhancement. Radiesse is preferably used for treating nasolabial folds and improving cheek volume but is not recommended for achieving fuller lips. This type of filler is made up of calcium hydroxyapatite, which is a mineral that makes up our teeth and bones. The calcium particles are so small that they are microscopic and are inserted into a thick gel solution. Although your body will absorb the filler over time and metabolize the calcium, you will be left with skin support and natural collagen. This is due to the fact that calcium hydroxyapatite stimulates natural collagen production. Therefore, fewer touch-up appointments are necessary to maintain the same results which can last up to 12 months or more.