How to Choose the Best Dermal Filler

From augmenting cheeks to smoothing smile lines and plumping lips, dermal fillers offer women and men a variety of ways to enhance their appearance.

Nevertheless, this versatility also means that patients have a number of filler options to choose from.

So, which injectable product is right for you?

Continue reading to learn how to choose the best dermal filler, depending on your needs and goals.


What Is It?

Juvederm represents a family of FDA-approved dermal fillers, each designed to correct specific cosmetic concerns.

For example, Juvederm Ultra XC is indicated for lip plumping, while Juvederm Volbella is well-suited for subtle lip enhancement and smoothing of perioral lines. On the other hand, Juvederm Voluma is meant to restore volume in cheeks and improve facial contours.

How Does It Work?

The main ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar that’s naturally produced by the body. When injected underneath the skin, hyaluronic acid is able to draw in moisture and provide instant volumizing and hydrating effects.


What Is It?

The Restylane line of injectable products is extremely versatile and can rejuvenate the face in much the same way as Juvederm.

Restylane’s filler options include Restylane for moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, Restylane Lyft for deeper folds and lifting, and Restylane Silk for lip enhancement.

How Does It Work?

Like Juvederm, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler and is able to immediately restore volume and fullness, smooth lines, and produce a more youthful and refreshed appearance.


What Is It?

Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved soft tissue filler designed to revitalize sunken cheeks, increase skin thickness, and decrease nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

How Does It Work?

Sculptra is comprised of poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates the production of collagen and gradually plumps skin. For optimal outcomes, a series of several treatments, four-to-six weeks apart, is recommended. Sculptra results can last up to two years.


What Is It?

Radiesse is a filler product that uses calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres to smooth moderate to severe facial creases and augment cheeks.

How Does It Work?

Radiesse offers patients both immediate and progressive results, as the product itself adds volume and also triggers the body to make new collagen. In doing so, Radiesse provides long-lasting treatment benefits, that patients can enjoy for up to a year or more.

If you are considering injectable treatments and want to know how to choose the best dermal filler, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.

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