Facial fillers have become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments among women and men alike. Not only can they help to smooth away lines and wrinkles, but they can also add volume to your cheeks to create a more youthful look or plump and reshape your lips.
If you’re not quite sure which dermal filler could be right for you, take a look at this guide outlining three popular choices.
A hyaluronic acid filler, JUVÉDERM is often used to erase smile lines, also called nasolabial folds, for up to 1 year. JUVÉDERM Voluma XC works very nicely to restore lost facial volume in your mid-face area and can also provide a subtle lifting effect. If you don’t love the results or want to change things up, hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved to restore your face to its natural appearance at any time.
Restylane is another popular hyaluronic acid filler, with two popular formations: Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft.
If you’re looking to add volume to your lips or eliminate fine lines around your mouth, Restylane Silk could be a great choice for you. Restylane Lyft is a thicker product that’s most commonly used to add volume to your cheek area.
FDA-approved Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid, which works to restore lost facial volume and stimulate collagen within the skin. Because of this, you’ll notice gradual, natural-looking changes to your appearance over time, as collagen is an essential building block for the skin.
Most people see the best results after a series of Sculptra injections, which can last for 2 years or more.
Dr. Eric Mariotti is a board-certified plastic surgeon who serves women and men throughout the East Bay from his office in Concord. In addition to being a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon, he offers nonsurgical cosmetic treatments through MSpa, his branded medical spa.