Ask most people how they feel about aging and they will say that they want to look as young as possible for as long as possible. When it comes to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers work exceptionally well. While most aren’t a permanent solution, they can take years off your appearance and help patients rejuvenate their appearance. But with so many types of dermal fillers on the market, it’s important to know what they are, how they work, and which one is best for you.
Below are some of most commonly used dermal fillers currently available.
Bellafill is a dermal filler that is designed to treat wrinkles, scars, and folds. This particular filler is made up of a compound known as polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA). PMMA is more on the side of being a “permanent” solution. Compared to something like hyaluronic therapy, which requires continuous treatments, PMMA is usually used in surgical implants. Bellafill, when used in the face, is usually injected in the tear trough or lips.
Juvéderm is one of the most well-known dermal fillers available. It is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a compound naturally produced in your body. This special type of acid is used in many different ways, but in this case, it is an incredible dermal filler. Juvéderm can last up to 18 to 24 months, depending on where it’s injected. Like all dermal fillers, it can treat acne scars and folds around a person’s lips, mouth, and cheek areas. Juvéderm has multiple formulations with each being specific to areas of the face.
When injected by an experienced plastic surgeon, dermal fillers can turn back the hands of time. However, as with any type of cosmetic procedure, you need to have realistic expectations. Fillers will not stop the aging process. In addition, repeat injections are necessary to maintain results. Finally, dermal fillers will not replace anti-aging surgical procedures, like a facelift or rhinoplasty.
If you’ve thinking about getting dermal fillers but aren’t sure if they’re right for you, we’re here for you. Contact us at Moulton Barrett in Brentwood today, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and schedule a private consultation.