Face fillers are a safe and effective way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the lips, cheeks, forehead, brows, and hands as well as to improve the appearance of scars. Different types of face fillers are suited to different areas of the body based on the length of time they last, their composition and other factors. Generally, fillers are made of collagen, hyaluronic acid, or calcium hydroxyapatite, all of which can safely be absorbed into the skin.
When injected, these fillers plump up the skin to replace soft tissue volume loss and minimize the appearance of wrinkles in a natural looking way. Most fillers are broken down by the body over time, requiring regular reinjection to ensure a consistent look, so it’s important to budget for this when you choose to begin receiving injections, as several may be needed each appointment to achieve your desired results.
4 Popular Fillers To Consider
There are many types of dermal fillers available, and it can be difficult to narrow down your options to find the best one for your goals. Here are four popular fillers to consider if you’re looking for an easy way to improve your appearance. Be sure to consult a professional for additional guidance before scheduling an appointment as well.
Belotero is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid. Depending on the consistency of the injectable, it can be used for both fine lines and severe folds, primarily on the cheeks, nose, lips, chin, and under eye areas. Your appointment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how many injections are needed to achieve your desired results. Like most fillers, there is no downtime required, and side effects are minimal, usually consisting of soreness, redness or bruising near the injection site. Its results are immediate and last for between six and 18 months, and each injection typically costs an average of $620.
Like Belotero, Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid and focuses on the face, with the cheeks, lips, and mouth area common choices. There are several types of Juvederm injections available, each of which is designed to immediately improve the appearance of a different area of the face. The filler helps restore facial contours and improve signs of aging in these areas in as little as 30 minutes, making it one of the most common nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the U.S. Juvederm costs roughly the same as Belotero, but results last for at least one year and as many as two. If longevity is a primary concern for you, Juvederm may be an excellent choice.
Radiesse is intended to treat wrinkles and folds around the mouth, nose, and hands by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production and plumping up areas that have lost fat over the years. It is made of calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres, which are naturally absorbed over time. Treatments should last about 30 minutes, and possible side effects include swelling, pain, itching, redness, and bruising near the injection site. While no significant downtime is needed, patients should avoid strenuous activities and sunlight exposure for a few days after treatment to ensure that the filler is able to settle in and do its job. Full results appear after one week and last for up to two years, with each syringe needed costing between $650 and $800.
Finally, Restylane is used to plump up folds in cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, and the mouth. It is made of hyaluronic acid and is approved for use in patients over the age of 21. Recovery time is less than one day, and side effects can include the usual redness and swelling in addition to headaches. Each appointment takes about 30 minutes to an hour or less to complete. Restylane is an affordable filler option however cost can increase if you choose to treat several areas at one appointment. After your appointment, you’ll begin seeing results right away and full effects within two weeks, with results lasting between six and 18 months before you’ll need another round of filler.
Speak To An Experienced Medical Spa
Speak to the medical providers at Elume Medspa for more information about face fillers and to schedule a consultation or appointment. Elume’s experienced professionals can help you select the right filler for your beauty goals, then administer the injections in a safe and effective manner. The Northern Virginia medspa also provides a number of other beauty treatments, such as photofacials, chemical peels, Botox, and sclerotherapy, among others, to help you look and feel your best.