Facial fillers are a very popular form of facial rejuvenation. Two main types of fillers are fat transfers and injectable fillers. Read on to learn about these options, and a comparison, fat transfer vs dermal fillers, which is right for you.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are reliable, safe when used appropriately, and are fairly long-lasting. Fillers work by volumizing. The hyaluronic acid fillers absorb water, which causes the plumping. Dr. Sabbagh prefers to use Juvederm for the nasolabial folds, the lips, and marionette lines. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid material which lasts about a year, depending on the place that you inject it.

If a patient wishes to add volume to the cheeks, then Voluma is his filler of choice. Voluma is also a hyaluronic acid injectable, however, it has more cross-linking, which gives it more longevity, lasting about two years. If several areas of the face are to be injected, fat transfers are a better choice. As a face ages, the facial fat tends to atrophy slightly and also separate into different collections. One of the newer techniques in facial rejuvenation is volumizing of the face.

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer can be done separately or in combination with face lifting procedures. This procedure does require some form of sedation. The harvesting of the fat can be done with local anesthesia, and the face itself would be numbed with local anesthesia. However, minimizing the amount of local anesthesia used creates less distortion in the face. A light sedation makes the patient more comfortable, as well as makes the results more predictable.

The reason fat is used is because fat diminishes as the patient ages. Common treatment areas include the temples, the cheeks, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and sometimes the lips. The fat is removed from one part of the body and is treated, it is then injected through very small, blunt cannulas into the face.

Conclusion: Fat Transfer vs Dermal Fillers

Fillers work by volumizing. The hyaluronic acid fillers absorb water, which causes the plumping.  Fillers work by volumizing. The hyaluronic acid fillers absorb water, which causes the plumping. The fat does age with your face, and Dr. Sabbagh would suggest in three to five years considering further fat injections or some form of face lifting procedure.

Nonsurgical filling of the face is a very commonly used form of facial rejuvenation, and can be done alone or in combination with surgical lifting procedures.

If you are located in the Metro-Detroit area and are interested in fillers or fat grafting, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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