The Ins and Outs of 5 Dermal Fillers

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The beauty of injectable fillers is they provide a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. But with so many dermal fillers on the market, how do you decide which one is right for you? It all depends on what you want to achieve. Here’s a run-down of five of the more popular fillers, the areas they can help improve plus the length of time they typically last.

Juvederm® XC
A lot of people like to zero in on the lines around the nose and mouth. This hyaluronic acid filler is a good choice for filling in the so-called smile lines. It can also be used to add volume to lips. Results will last up to a year and as a bonus, this product contains lidocaine to minimize discomfort during injections.

Juvederm® Voluma

Sunken cheeks are never attractive but luckily this filler lives up to its name and does a fine job of restoring volume to cheeks and the mid-face area. This hyaluronic acid filler has won many fans due to the fact that results can last for up to two years.

Restylane
Here’s another hyaluronic acid filler whose claim to fame is that it’s thinner than some other fillers. Which makes it perfect for treating sensitive and thinner skin areas like underneath the eyes. It’s also a good choice for defining lips. Results can last for up to year.

Perlane

This filler is thicker than Restylane so it’s a better option for areas that already have some fullness – for instance, the lines between the mouth and nose as well as the cheeks and chin. Perlane’s larger molecule size makes it ill-suited for thinner skin areas but it does provide longer lasting results. Often a combination of Restylane and Perlane can achieve the desired outcome.

Restylane Silk
Restylane Silk is the first and only FDA approved injectable specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth. When all eyes are on you, this smooth filler can make your lips look younger and fuller without making them look overdone. Results last for up to six months.