Five Fillers We Use
- Posted on: Mar 30 2016
When you hear the term “dermal filler” you’d almost expect that it somehow fills the wrinkle from above, as you would fill a crack in the concrete on your driveway. But fillers actually work from beneath. Injected directly below the wrinkle or crease, the filler fills the space pushing the wrinkle back up and lessening its appearance.
Dermal fillers are the solution to the wrinkles known as static wrinkles. These are the type of wrinkles that show themselves at all times. The other type of wrinkles are called dynamic wrinkles and they are created by the repeated contraction of muscles. When the muscle beneath contracts, it forms a wrinkle on the skin on the surface. Botox and other neuromodulators are the injectables used on dynamic wrinkles.
Here are the details on five of the popular fillers we use at Northcoast Laser.
Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved filler created to specifically address the lips and the fine vertical lines around them. Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler, binding to water molecules to hydrate and plump the skin. Restylane Silk has a silky smooth formulation that enhances the lips subtly.
Radiesse® is different than other fillers in that it has tiny calcium particles suspended in a smooth gel. The calcium particles help fill in the wrinkle, plus stimulate the body to produce new collagen, which is the skin’s main support protein. Radiesse is used on nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and for cheek volume augmentation.
Juvederm® is also a hyaluronic acid filler. As a gel, its thicker consistency is good for nasolabial folds, marionette lines, tear troughs, and lip enhancement.
Juvederm® Voluma XC is a sister product to regular Juvederm. Juvederm Voluma XC is used to correct mid-face volume loss associated with aging. Its results can last up to two years.
Belllafill® works differently, stimulating the body to produce new collagen rather than simply filling a wrinkle. Bellafill uses PMMA microspheres suspended in a gel. The microspheres encourage the body to produce new collagen in the injection area. This means that results are not immediate, building over the first few months. Plus, Bellafill is very long lasting, providing results from 3-5 years.
Call us and ask which of these fillers could be right for you. 440-NEW-FACE.