Dermal fillers can work miracles on tired, sagging, wrinkle-ridden skin, but there’s so many choices from which to pick! How on earth do you know which fillers is best for your needs? Four of the most popular choices are explained below to help you make an informed decision at your next visit to your favorite medi spa.
Juvederm: An injection of hyaluronic acid (found naturally in the body and critical for skin to stay healthy) that fills moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Results last for up to one year and the painless procedure takes a mere 30 minutes! It’s FDA-approved, of course. Your physician can customer the results to your exact needs or specifications to fill in those deep wrinkles and rejuvenate your face.
Belotero: Another new filler approved by the FDA for use of fine lines around the mouth and eyes. It’s smooth, easy to inject, and is most effective for the smaller lines that other fillers miss.
Radiesse: This is a duel-purpose gel filler that is restores you facial volume while simultaneously stimulating the production of your body’s own collagen. That’s a double-whammy for filled-in skin free of pesky lines and creases. Results can last a long time- up to 18 months!
PRP: Platelets, found in your blood, contain proteins called growth factors that are vital to stimulating the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin, the three elements responsible for the volume, moisture, and overall health of our skin. Since PRP is simply a collection of your own plasma that is richer in platelets that normally found in the body, the injection of PRP into the face effectively rejuvenates the skin and provides it with what it needs to look younger. The overall effect of PRP is a smoother, tighter, younger looking face with even skin tone. The effects will be natural and subtle.