There were over 7 million dermal filler injections performed in 2017, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What makes dermal fillers so popular? One of the reasons they are in high demand is that they can help reverse the signs of aging and give you back a more youthful appearance. However, with so many different brands and different types of dermal fillers available, how do you decide which one is best for you? Dr. Alqulali offers a wide variety of dermal fillers to meet the goals of her patients.
Deciding Which Dermal Fillers Is Best for You
Before we begin to break down which filler is best for what problem, some features are universal to all fillers. These include:
• Fillers are minimally invasive.
• Fillers are temporary.
• Fillers are very safe and effective.
• Bruising and swelling can occur at the injection site.
The Infinity Medical Group offers patients the following dermal filler products:
For mild to moderate wrinkles, choose Restalyne or Radiesse.
Restalyne is a hyaluronic acid-based filler but contains less of the hyaluronic acid base than Juvederm. Restalyne attracts moisture to the skin, causing skin cells to plump up. The result is filled-in wrinkles and a more youthful appearance.
Radiesse is a collagen-based filler. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and serves to hold the organs in place. It is also what keeps the skin of the face tight. As we age, the body's production of collagen slows down, which means our skin becomes lax and begins to wrinkle and sag. Radiesse is ideal for deep wrinkles and skin folds. It can also help to improve the appearance of sunken facial features.
For moderate to severe wrinkles, choose Juvederm.
Juvederm is one of the most popular types of dermal fillers in the United States. It is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler and is used to replace lost volume and correct moderate to severe wrinkles or folds in the face, lips, mouth, nose and cheeks. Since hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, Juvederm and other hyaluronic acid-based fillers do not pose an allergy risk and typically do not trigger reactions in patients.
For deep wrinkles, choose Sculptra Aesthetic.
Sculptra is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid-based filler and is used to treat deep folds and wrinkles in the areas around the mouth and nose. Sculptra encourages the body to increase its production of collagen, which has skin-tightening benefits for users. Patients who choose Sculptra must be in good health with a healthy immune system.
Want to learn more about dermal fillers and other cosmetic procedures offered at Infinity Medical Group? Call 888-716-0559 now.