Facial fillers have become one of the most popular tools in the fight against aging. “Liquid facelifts” dermal fillers can instantly reduce many common aging related issues such as wrinkles, thinning lips, or hollowing cheeks, without the pain or necessary recovery time associated with cosmetic surgery. You will look more rested and rejuvenated—and yes, even, a few years younger.
There are many dermal filler products on today’s market. Finding the right one for you will depend on your budget, your doctor’s experience and preference and your individual skin nuances (how much sun damage you have, or how elastic or inelastic your skin is).Each year, millions of injectable treatments are performed in the United States, and more and more men and women are interested in seeing what these increasingly popular anti-aging treatments can do for them. But with dozens of products flooding the market, how do you know where to start?
Obviously, the best way to learn which injectable filler is best for you is to meet with a board certified plastic surgeon, preferably one who has extensive experience with a range of fillers. However, if you’d like to acquaint yourself with your options before making an appointment, we’ve compiled a list of the best facial fillers on the market.
Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. It is used to help people address the facial signs of aging. Juvederm is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that contributes to volume and hydration. It is designed to temporarily correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency. Price: average cost is $600.
Volbella is part of the Juvéderm family of injectable fillers, Volbella is a new type of hyaluronic acid-based filler specifically formulated for your lips and the delicate skin around your mouth. Volbella combines different weights of hyaluronic acid to give your lips a more smooth, natural feel while plumping and filling lines. Price: average cost is $500.
Restylane is designed to treat various, sometimes overlapping, problem areas. The original Restylane smoothes away wrinkles and folds and can be used to add volume to thin lips. Restylane Lyft, a much thicker gel, is used to correct severe wrinkles as well as volume loss in the cheeks. It’s also FDA approved to add fullness to the backs of the hands. Restylane Silk is designed especially to enhance the lips, as it is made with smaller particles than the other products. Price: average cost is $700.
Voluma restores youthful contours to your face, smoothing wrinkles and lines in the process. Like its sister product Juvederm, Voluma contains lidocaine – a local anesthetic that increases comfort during treatment. Voluma is most often used to add volume to the cheeks (as a cheek filler) add fullness to cheeks, add fullness to temples, add fullness to chins, smooth chins& hide lower eyelid bags. Price: average cost is $1000.There are likely endless questions you have about facial fillers, I highly encourage you to consult your skincare expert and continue to research how you can achieve your desired results, and get glowing skin!