If your fine lines have started to etch deep grooves into your skin and are now gathering into wrinkles; maybe now is the time to consider facial fillers. The new world of dermal fillers offers you tremendous opportunities to plump up those furrows and lines. Yes, you may not look like 20 again, but you’ll certainly look great for your age!
There are so many fillers out there, so how do you know which filler is the right one for you? Dr. Sabbagh will determine which filler is best for you based on many factors, such as the area to be treated, your age, the volume of correction required, history of fillers and your medical history among others. Here are some more things to know and consider before choosing your filler treatment:
Hyaluronic Acid fillers (HA)
For first timers, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers are recommended since they are constituted of a natural sugar compound found in our bodies and are therefore easy to break down. This can be reassuring for patients, since the fillers can be easily removed if the patient does not like the result.
Restylane, Juvéderm and Perlane are some HA fillers. These do not pose any risk of an allergic reaction and no skin testing is required before these products are injected. There may be light swelling, bruising or redness at the site of injection, which usually resolves within a week.
Thin Fillers – little plumping
Thinner fillers like Restylane, Belotero and Juvéderm Ultra are great for smoothing out small wrinkles and fine lines. If you require little plumping on your lips or under the eyes, these fillers will be recommended.
Thick Fillers – Deep wrinkles and loss of facial volume
In case your wrinkles and fine lines are etched in, you will require help from fillers of thicker consistency. Perlane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Juvéderm Ultra Plus and Juvéderm Voluma are fillers which Dr. Sabbagh will consider to improve your appearance. These fillers also help with eyebrow lifts, fixing a sagging jawline and adding volume to the cheeks. Depending on the degree of sag, Dr. Sabbagh can determine which of these fillers will give you the best results. For instance, while Juvéderm Ultra Plus works great in several cases, Voluma may be recommended if your cheeks have lost volume. Radiesse is also another filler which can be considered.
There isn’t a general timeframe on how long your results from fillers will last. Usually the HA fillers results can last up to one year while other fillers may last from 12 to 18 months. This is dependent on your age, extent of sun damage and skin texture.