Dermal fillers are among the most popular non-surgical medical spa treatments in the United States, second only to Botox® Cosmetic. Dermal fillers temporarily add volume to facial features; plump facial folds and wrinkles and help soften the appearance of under eye bags and dark circles as well.
Today, a there are a number of dermal fillers that offer the benefits of facial volume and enhanced contours for months or even years — depending on the type of dermal filler used.
Types of dermal fillers:
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar compound found in the body. This compound attracts and binds to water, creating the wrinkle-free fullness of a youthful face. Hyaluronic acid fillers are temporary, lasting anywhere from six months to two years.
Sculptra ® Aesthetic, an FDA-approved dermal filler that encourages the body to produce its own collagen, which helps to rebuild the underlying framework of the skin. Sculptra® is a longer-lasting dermal filler; results can be see for up to two years.
Radiesse® is a long-lasting dermal filler that helps to stimulate new collagen production. Collagen provides the framework for healthy, full skin and as we age, collagen breaks down. Results from Radiesse injections can last for up to a year; however the benefits of newly formed collagen will remain after the Radiesse has dissipated.
Fat Transfer removes fat from one area of the body and transplants to another. This the best permanent filler because it is long-lasting, it is natural (it comes from the patients’ own body) and it can be used to restore volume in many areas of the face and body.
The type of filler best for your facial aging needs will be recommended during a private skincare consultation.