There are a wide variety of facial fillers being widely used today, each with its own unique benefits and purposes. With so many options available, it may be hard for many prospective patients to narrow down their options and choose a filler that is best for them. Here are some of the best facial fillers used at the Skin & Vein Center among our patients and some of their distinguishing characteristics and treatment uses.
Juvederm® is a collection of hyaluronic acid fillers that are commonly used to add volume to different areas of the face. Results typically last up to one year before a follow-up session is required.
Juvederm XC® and Juvederm Vollure XC® are used to address the loss of skin elasticity and to fill wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth.
Juvederm Ultra XC® and Juvederm Volbella XC® add fullness and plump lips for a nonsurgical alternative to lip enhancement.
Juvederm Voluma XC® is used to add volume to the cheek area to correct volume loss.
Revanesse® Versa™ is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is most commonly used to treat the signs of wrinkles and folds on the face including, lip enhancement and nasolabial lines. Revanesse® Versa™ is minimally-invasive and has immediate results. Most patients see results for up to twelve months after treatment.
There are a number of types of injectable fillers on the market. Other common brands of fillers are listed below:
Restylane® is another family of hyaluronic acid fillers used in treating smile lines, brow lines, lines around the lips and beneath the eyes, and nasolabial folds. Results typically last between 6-8 months. Deeper folds are not recommended for treatment with Restylane®.
Radiesse® is a calcium hydroxyapatite filler with particles suspended in hyaluronic gel. This filler is often used to treat smile lines and “marionette” lines, cheeks, and broader, deeper folds. Results of Radiesse® treatments can last from a year to a year and a half before a follow-up treatment is required. Radiesse® is not suitable for lip augmentations as it is a thicker filler and can cause lumpiness in the lips. Radiesse® is a filler made up of composition similar to bones, so it cannot be reversed, which can be a positive or a negative thing depending on the outcome of the patient’s intentions.
If you’re interested in learning more about the facial fillers we have available at the Skin & Vein Center, give us a call today!