Curious about wrinkle fillers that promise smoother leather And look younger without surgery?
Do not confuse fillers with Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. These are injections that help smooth so-called dynamic lines – such as forehead grooves and crow’s feet caused by frowning and smiling – by preventing muscle contractions under the skin. Instead, FDA-approved cosmetic (or dermatological) fillers on the market help restore facial contours by filling in folds and wrinkles and replace the missing size. They work on any skin tone.
Fillers don’t replace facelifts because they won’t lift skin that has a lot of sagging, says plastic surgeon Hatem Abu Sid, MD, FACS, who practices in West Palm Beach, Florida. “But if there isn’t a lot of sagging skin, fillers can replace the lost volume, and this will contribute to a younger, more rested appearance.” Here’s a look at some of the most common types.
Hyaluronic acid filler Made with sugar that is naturally found in the body. Popular brands include Belotero Balance, Elevess, Juvederm, Perland, Prevelle Silk and Restylane. These gel formulations come in thin and slightly thicker consistency. They can fill in both shallow areas, such as the fine lines above the lips, and deep folds, such as those around the nose and so-called marionette lines, which are wrinkles that run down from the corners of the mouth.
Hyaluronic fillers can also plump delicate lips, restore volume to the cheeks, fill in hollows under the eyes, and add definition to a sagging jaw line. Effects remain visible anywhere from four months to a year, depending on the treated area. Results vary from person to person. If you do not like the result, hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed with hyaluronidase enzyme injections.
Calcium Hydroxyapatite MicrospheresIt is a compound similar to a mineral found in the body, and is the main ingredient in Radiesse. Thicker than hyaluronic acid, it is most effective when more volume is needed – for example, to build a weak chin, strengthen the jaw line, fill in sunken cheeks, or fill in deep wrinkles. Results last for a year or more.
poly lactic acidSculptra, better known by the brand name Sculptra, is a synthetic, biodegradable material also used for sutures. It does not provide the kind of instant inflation that other fillings do. Instead, it gradually stimulates the body to renew its own collagen. You will need a series of 3 to 6 injection sessions, approximately every month, to get results up to 2 years.
collagen filler It often comes from bovine (bovine) or human cells. Collage is absorbed by the body slowly over time so regular injections may be required to maintain results. Hyaluronic fillers are now more commonly used than collagen.
Facts about fillings
Thinking of wrinkle fillers? Here’s what you need to know.
Choose a doctor. Your best bet: A plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or board-certified ENT specialist injects fillers daily.
cost. In general, the longer the filler material remains, the more expensive it will be. Prices vary greatly depending on the location and extent of training the injecting person has undergone. Hyaluronic acid fillers cost, on average, $684 per syringe, Radiesse about $717 per syringe, and Sculptra $853. Many people need more than one injection.
Ouch factor. Fillers are often mixed with lidocaine To reduce discomfort. Applying an anesthetic cream before the injection also helps reduce pain.
Side effects.You may have redness, swelling, or bruising that can last up to a few weeks. Don’t schedule your filler appointment less than two weeks before a major event. Allergic reactions and other reactions can occur, although they are rare.
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