skin care

Choosing the Right Wrinkle Filler

The decision to undergo wrinkle injections requires forethought and planning. While it does not require incisions, you do need to understand the difference between the types of filler and the brand names. This helps you understand what your aesthetician or nurse at Lumen and Bevel Aesthetics refers to when consulting with you to create the custom plan to provide the best wrinkle-reduction results for you.

Using both volumizers and wrinkle fillers provides a better outcome. Injectable wrinkle fillers provide results similar to that of a facelift that lasts between four to twelve months. Using both types of treatment lets your aesthetician fill wrinkles, lines, and cheek hollows while volumizing agents can plump cheeks, the temple area, jawline, thin lips, and your chin. Applied correctly and in the right combination dermal fillers can restore to look of younger skin for you.

Wrinkle fillers only require about 30-minutes of time, but you do need to know your allergy risks. If you have an allergy to any substance, tell your aesthetician. This lets them plan for the proper injections since multiple options exist for each type of treatment and facial area.

Types of Wrinkle Fillers 

Broadly, three types of fillers exist – hyaluronic acid fillers, collagen fillers, and synthetic fillers. The former lasts a few months to a year. Repeated treatments can induce the body to produce collagen. Repeated use can also cause you to require less filler over time. Among the hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers available, you could use Belotero Balance, any of the seven versions of Juvederm, Prevelle Silk, any of the six versions of Restylane. 

Synthetic fillers get crafted in a lab and do not use substances naturally found in the skin. These provide long-lasting effects, but a higher number of potential side effects. One filler offers a semi-permanent or multi-year result. These types of fillers include Bellafill, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Silicone.

Collagen fillers mock the skin’s own wrinkle plumping substance. These get formulated from animal collagen. They only last about a month but offer a natural-looking result. Cows provide the main source of natural collagen while synthetic versions exist, too. These fillers include Cosmoderm, Evolence, Fibrel, Zyplast, and Zyderm.

One semi-surgical option exists. A surgeon removes fat from your thighs, stomach, or buttocks. After treating it, they inject it into your face. This requires two surgical procedures. It provides semi-permanent results though. Also, medical platelet-rich plasma injections use your own blood as a filler and last between 12 to 18 months.

Determine Which Filler is Best for You

It helps that you know the differences between the different types of filler treatments by doing research ahead of time. You should also consult with your aesthetician, nurse, or doctor before deciding on an option. They can review your medical history with you and discuss your goals for the wrinkle treatments. The various injections vary vastly in the length of time they last, potential side effects, and efficacy.

Choosing the best wrinkle treatment for yourself provides the most effective way to meet the challenges of aging gracefully. Rather than choose by price, consult in-depth with the individual performing the injections. Choosing a treatment that lasts longer can cost you less over the long-term than frequent injections of collagen or Botox. You can make any result last longer by using sunscreen daily.