Your skin changes in different ways as you grow older, and some are more noticeable than others — especially those on the face.
Fine lines start to appear around the eyes and mouth. Wrinkles begin to crease the forehead. Volume loss causes skin to sag at the jawline and neck. Sound familiar?
Fortunately, you can address these and other common signs of aging with cosmetic treatments. And while there are various options on the market, dermal fillers are one of the most popular. But what are they?
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the best dermal fillers for different budgets and goals.
Dermal Filler Basics
Dermal fillers are designed to restore volume and cultivate smoother skin in specific treatment areas. Skilled technicians use a fine needle to place one or more fillers beneath the skin via injection.
Fillers contain multiple ingredients, some of which may be naturally occurring. They can achieve remarkable aesthetic results following multiple sessions, such as reducing the visibility of glabella lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows) and enhancing the shape of the lips.
Dermal fillers are a quick, simple, and convenient alternative to more invasive procedures. In the hands of a trained specialist, an injection into the right spot can restore a more youthful look that lasts for months.
Anatomy of a Dermal Filler
There are several types of fillers on the market, but what goes into them?
Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring substance that binds water inside the body, vital for transporting nutrients and maintaining a healthy water balance in the skin. Hyaluronic acid injections can make skin smoother and reduce the visibility of lines on the face.
However, dermal filler anatomy varies from product to product. Some types of fillers will include other ingredients such as:
You may discuss dermal filler anatomy during your pre-treatment consultation, which will help you understand the basis of your treatment and how it will affect the skin.
What are the Different Types of Dermal Fillers?
Here are five of the biggest options on the market:
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based filler and perhaps the most popular type available. Multiple products are available in the Juvederm line, each designed to create a specific aesthetic result.
For example, Juvederm Voluma XC can increase volume below the surface of the skin on your cheeks, making them look more prominent and defined. Juvederm Ultra XC, though, are lip volume-enhancing fillers.
Juvederm also encourages the production of collagen as well as hyaluronic acid, a protein essential for maintaining healthy, strong skin. The human body generates less and less collagen as it ages, so producing extra can reduce skin wrinkling and sagging.
Stylage is a hyaluronic acid-based filler containing lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and mannitol (a powerful antioxidant) in one package. It can treat wrinkles around the mouth, on the forehead, around the eyes, and add volume to multiple areas of the face.
Mannitol, also found in various vegetables and fruits, can help to combat the effects of harmful free radicals, which cause collagen to break down, create fine lines, and increase sagging skin. One Stylage product, Stylage HydroMax, includes sorbitol to help retain skin hydration and elasticity.
Restylane is another of the most well-known types of facial filler injections, with a wide range of products to its name. This includes Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, Restylane Contour, and Restylane Defyne. Each Restylane product is designed to achieve specific objectives, from encouraging subtle enhancement of the lips to lifting the cheeks.
Some of Restylane’s products incorporate NASHA technology that allows for bespoke treatments, enabling clinics to help clients achieve their ideal results. For example, fillers with large particles can target the deepest wrinkles and introduce substantial volume, terrific for heavily lined, sagging skin.
Bellafill claims to be the only filler capable of stimulating collagen growth for extended periods of time, helping users look younger for as long as five years. It features polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres which are contained inside a collagen gel.
The collagen is intended to start improving the appearance of lines around the mouth right away, while the PMMA microspheres set up a structure upon which your body can begin building more collagen.
The Teosyal line of volume-enhancing fillers includes various products with diverse properties and densities. Each filler type is designed to treat specific parts of the face and improve the appearance of the skin in certain ways, from contour remodeling to reducing the visibility of fine lines.
For example, the Teosyal Rha 1 product is formulated to target wrinkles on the décolleté, neck, and face, while Teosyal Rha 4 works on cheeks and facial contours instead.
Understanding the Cost of Dermal Fillers
If you’re considering any of these treatments, it’s likely that you will be asking “how much do dermal fillers cost?”. That’s not an easy question to answer — prices vary based on the type of filler, your chosen clinic, and other determining factors.
However, we have created a concise dermal filler cost comparison chart to give you a general idea of pricing, based on the different types of dermal filler treatments available and their average prices.
How Much is a Dermal Filler Injection — Price Range
Our comparison chart provides information on the average prices for different dermal fillers, but clinics may charge significantly more or less.
At Astra Medicare, we’re committed to providing dermal filler injections (and a host of other treatments) at the most competitive prices in Brampton.
Which Dermal Fillers are Right for You?
Dermal fillers — which are right for me?
It’s a question we hear often. Fortunately, our team has the training and experience to help you choose the best facial injectables on the market for your skin and aesthetic goals.
Another common question is “what’s a good skincare routine?”, so we’ll provide you with expert tips to maintain the results of your treatment at home. Book your appointment at Astra Medicare today!
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