Do you find yourself tugging at the corners of your face to give it a slight lift or wishing your appearance matched how young you feel on the inside? While aging is inevitable, looking older isn’t. Many of these simple tweaks can be achieved with dermal fillers. Fillers is a general term used to describe a class of products that lift droopy facial features, soften lines or even plump the lips.
While it’s easy to gather information on fillers, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for the look you’re hoping to achieve. In general, fillers are differentiated based on the ingredients, longevity, and where in the face they are injected. Drs. Burt and Will of Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Laser Centre explain the different types of fillers and how they can improve each part of the face you’re hoping to correct!
The Classes of Fillers:
Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero are in a similar family of products. They are versatile products in that they can be used for fine lines around the mouth, lip augmentation, dark circles under the eyes and even mild smile lines.
Radiesse is a different class of dermal fillers that are used for deeper smile lines and lifting in the cheek region. It is most effective for patients who want to reduce the folds around their mouth and enhance volume in the cheek and jowl area. These fillers have instant results that can last 9-18 months depending on which product is used and where in the face it is injected.
Sculptra is a filler performed in the office in a similar fashion; however, the results are seen over 3 months and last for over 2 years. Sculptra is a great option for clients that are experiencing thinning of the skin, volume loss in the face, or hollowing of the eyes or cheeks.
There is no right age to start using dermal fillers as aging is not purely age-based. Genetics and sun exposure are also key factors in each individual's aging process. Some clients in their 20's have had dark circles under their eyes for years that they want to correct, whereas others in their 30s may have smile lines they want to address. If you’re ready to take the step and fight back against the signs of aging, contact Burt & Will to find out what filler is the best option for your needs!
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