Here’s What You Should Know About Facial Fillers
Fillers are all the rage in the cosmetics industry and beyond, and for good reason. These non-invasive, low-maintenance cosmetic go-to’s are fantastic for a variety of areas and uses, and today, we’re deep diving into it all. What do fillers do, what are the best fillers out there, and are fillers even right for you? Explore the best filler options out there so that you can make the best decision about what works for you. Let’s go ahead and start exploring.
Facial Fillers Explained
Facial fillers are primarily used on the face for cosmetic reasons. Fillers can serve a variety of purposes, but generally speaking, their aim is to add fullness, plumpness, and overall youthfulness to various areas of the face. From the forehead to the cheeks, chin, under eyes, lips, and jawline, fillers are an effective and non-permanent way to minimize the effects of aging on your face. They can even be used as an alternative to invasive procedures like rhinoplasties and facelifts, saving you both the money and time that you’d invest in a surgery.
There are a variety of filler types out there, and today, we’re deep diving into the three most popular filler brands on the market in order to determine which one is best suited to which purpose. With this knowledge, you’ll be well equipped to make an informed decision about which filler option is right for you.
Restylane is a facial filler that can be used in a variety of areas across the face. Because it contains hyaluronic acid, a compound naturally produced in the body that has a plumping effect on the skin, Restylane doesn’t just minimize the appearance of wrinkles; it helps to treat the wrinkles by minimizing their appearance. Restylane can last anywhere from 9 to 12 months in the skin. Restylane is non-invasive, administered via injection by a licensed professional; treatment can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the area of the face being treated. Restylane is most commonly used on the lip and cheek areas.
Perhaps the most talked-about filler option available, Juvederm has very similar functionalities and applications to Restylane. The most notable difference is that Juvederm can have a more plumping effect than Restylane, and it can also likely to last longer (an average time of 12 to 18 months, as opposed to 9 to 12). Because of this, Juvederm injections can be pricier on average than some of their counterparts.
Belotero is a very effective, yet subtle, filler option. Because of this, it is widely used to target very fine lines in the skin, such as crow’s feet, or even hollows in the under eye area. Due to its subtlety, Belotero is a great option for anyone looking to try out filler without making any major changes to the face, as well as for those who have never tried filler before.
Are Facial Fillers Right for You?
If you’re looking to add plumpness or reduce the appearance of wrinkles anywhere on your face, dermal fillers can be a fantastic option. This is especially true if you have a busy lifestyle or are simply looking to avoid surgery; because they are low-maintenance and non-invasive, facial fillers can have you back to your regular lifestyle within a few hours of treatment. All facial fillers are only appropriate for adults, and it’s recommended that you consult with a medical professional before getting any cosmetic procedure done. If you’re looking to add plumpness to the lip or cheek area, Restylane or Juvederm are great options to consider. If you’re looking for something more subtle, or are aiming to treat your eye area, Belotero is worth considering. In any case, fillers are a great option that allow you to reap the benefits of a cosmetic procedure without having to undergo plastic surgery.
If you’re interested in learning more about facial fillers, we are happy to help you choose the very best ones for you. Red Bamboo’s Dr. Toscano is especially trained in expertly administering filler to even the most delicate areas of the face. To schedule a consultation with him, just click here.