How to Choose the Right Filler for Your Body
There is a common misconception that all fillers are alike and provide the same type of results. This is not true as there are quite a few different fillers that provide different results as they address certain issues with the skin. Let’s take a look at the multiple choices you have when it comes to injectables that provide a more youthful look to the targeted area of the body.
Fillers – Different Types and the Changes They Make to the Body
Thin Fillers – If you want to address the issue of fine lines on the skin, a hyaluronic acid filler, such as Belotero, can be injected into the fine line, Belotero has low viscosity which means it can be injected into your skin in evenly spaced areas. The injection of the product fills the tissue underneath the injection as well as around the area where the fine lines are located. You do need to know that, since the product is not being injected deeply into the skin, the results will only last around three months before you will need to have a follow-up procedure.
Hyaluronic acid filler is also an ideal choice to enhance and augment the size of the lips. Some of the most popular choices for lip augmentation fillers include Restylane Silk and Juvederm Ultra. Depending on the type of filler, along with the amount of filler injected into the lips, the final results can be soft and natural in appearance as well as address issues such as the small cracks that can start to appear along the edge of the lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers can also help lips that have a slightly droopy appearance along the corners gain a better look by “propping up the corners”.
Eliminate Hollows under the Eyes – One issue with adding fillers under the eyes is that some of them can possibly cause the Tyndall effect (leave behind a tint to the skin that is bluish). This can happen with some fillers because the area under the eyes is quite thin. Fillers such as Restylane Silk and Belotero are thinner, and also have a lower amount of viscosity, so they are not as likely to show through the skin after they injected.
Thicker Fillers – The correct choice for fillers that can treat issues related to lost volume depends on the location of the lost volume along with how much additional volume needs to be added to achieve the desired fullness in the targeted area.
Older patients, who have lost a good amount of volume in the face, can use fillers such as Restylane Lyft and Radiesse to restore the lost volume in the face. They can even have one type of filler placed in the lower face (which often needs more volume) and another type of filler placed in the upper section of the face to achieve the desire volume level.
The hollows on other areas of the face might need some additional volume added to them and Sculptra is often used to treat these areas of the face. As opposed to being a more traditional type of filler, Sculptra is a biostimulator that has the ability to stimulate the growth of collagen and thicken the epidermis. It should be noted that you might need to undergo more than one session to achieve the desired results as it can take several weeks, or several months, to stimulate the growth of collagen in the treated areas of the face.
Better Definition to the Cheeks – If you are looking to add some volume to the cheeks in order to give them a greater amount of definition, the type of filler used depends on the amount of volume to be added without gaining the look of overly stuffed cheeks. Some of the popular filler options to gain definition in the cheeks include Restylane, Voluma or Juvederm Ultra Plus.
Fillers that Lift the Skin – If you have skin that is sagging, but you are not ready to commit to an invasive surgical procedure like a facelift, filers can address the issue and provide the skin with a lift that gives a younger look.
The issue of sagging skin can be corrected using a filler if the skin does not have too much laxity at the start of the treatment. A filler such as Radiesse is designed to address the issue of sagging skin by adding volume back to the face and providing a rejuvenating lift to the skin.
Filler Choices – Consult with Your Doctor
Now that you have seen the different choices you have when it comes to fillers, you can schedule a consultation appointment with your doctor to choose the type of filler that will best suit your individual needs. Once the doctor examines your skin and discusses the desired results with you, the final decision can be made about which filler to use and how much to inject into the targeted area.