Which Filler Is Best for You?

Which Filler Is Best for You?

Every year in the United States, more than 3 million women and men turn to dermal fillers to help them look younger, less stressed, and more relaxed and rested. The problem is, today there are so many fillers to choose from, picking the right one can be confusing.

The team at Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center wants to take the mystery out of filler selection. This post offers a quick overview of some of the most popular dermal fillers, along with a brief review of how each filler is used.

How dermal fillers work

As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, two components that help skin stay firm, supple, and plump. Over time, skin loses volume, and lines and wrinkles become more visible.

Dermal fillers help by restoring some of that volume, filling in wrinkles and lines to help turn back the clock on facial aging. But if fillers only smooth out wrinkles, why are there so many options to choose from? Simple: Because smoothing out wrinkles is just part of what fillers can do. 

Fillers also can be used to:

They can be used in or around your lips, near your nose, under your eyes, and in your cheeks and chin. In fact, fillers can be used in so many ways, they’re one of the most versatile nonsurgical cosmetic treatments you can have.

Choosing the right filler

Our team offers several types of fillers to help each patient get the results they’re looking for. 

Juvederm®

Juvederm uses hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that helps your skin retain moisture, so it’s plump and supple. Juvederm’s formulation makes it a good choice for moderate to severe wrinkles and lines, including nasolabial folds that run from your nose to your mouth or chin. It’s also great for enhancing facial contours and plumping up lips.

Belotero®

Belotero also uses hyaluronic acid as the base of its formulation, but because it’s not as dense as Juvederm, it offers softer results. Belotero can be a good choice for fine to moderate lines, including those tiny lines that form around your mouth, at the corners of your lips, and from your mouth to your chin (marionette lines).

Radiesse®

Radiesse uses a thicker, more substantial formula composed of tiny microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a substance normally found in your teeth and bones. This formulation makes it a good choice for adding “instant volume” in your cheeks and in deep lines, as well as the backs of your hands. Radiesse also helps stimulate collagen production for longer-lasting results.

Artefill®

Artefill also uses microspheres, but instead of using CaHA, its microspheres are made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), a biocompatible material used in some implants. The microspheres are suspended in purified collagen. Artefill offers long-lasting results for correction of deeper wrinkles, like nasolabial folds, and it’s also a good choice for restoring lost volume to correct a sagging, sunken look.

That’s a quick overview to help you understand how different fillers are used. But you won’t have to select the right filler on your own. Our team will review your treatment goals and evaluate your facial anatomy and other factors to match you with the best product.

Ready to learn how fillers can help you look your best? Call or book an appointment online at our office in Lake Zurich or Chicago Ridge, Illinois, and let our team design an aesthetics plan just for you.

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