The side effects of aging aren’t always exactly welcome on your face, and you may find that at-home techniques to battle aging skin just don’t work like you need them to. Fortunately, there are a number of non-invasive options available that a professional aesthetician can use to rejuvenate the youthfulness in your skin. Dermal fillers are some of the most popular options to combat aging, but it can be difficult to know which filler is the best for you. These descriptions should help you identify which injectable can best meet your needs.
The Juvederm family of injectables includes Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Voluma. Each option uses a specific hyaluronic acid formula to achieve specific goals on the face. Juvederm Ultra is perfect to subtly fill lips without an artificial overfilled appearance, and Juvederm Ultra Plus targets moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles like the nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Juvederm’s newest FDA-approved product is Juvederm Voluma, the first hyaluronic acid filler that can restore age-related volume changes in the cheek area. Many women utilize this injection as alternative to facial surgery to restore youthfulness that can last up to two years.
Unlike Juvederm that can fill significant creases in the skin, Belotero is a much gentler and softer filler than is ideal for superficial injections into fine lines, wrinkles, and delicate etchings, especially around the troughs and hollows under the eyes. If you have marks on your face that are too delicate to treat any other way, Belotero is the answer.
Unlike Juvederm that uses hyaluronic acid, Radiesse uses a unique formula of Calcium Hydroxylapatite to provide immediate volume and wrinkle correction. This type of injection actually stimulates the body to produce its own natural collagen as well, so it corrects the face both temporarily and permanently. Over about one year, the CaHA gel is metabolized by the body, leaving your normal skin enhanced with additional collagen. Results include more facial volume and diminished wrinkles.
Talk to your dermatologist to determine which product is the best for you, and get ready to enjoy the younger-looking face smiling back at you in the mirror.