Facial Fillers: What Are the Different Types?

Woman getting dermal injectionFacial fillers require less than an hour to inject and give you little or no downtime after injections. The side effects, are mild and manageable. They come in the form of swelling, mild bruising, and redness.

There are plenty of dermal filler products on the market today. The type that you choose will depend on your budget, your skin requirements, as well as doctor’s preference and experience. Here are some types of dermal fillers JW Aesthetics recommends for your dermal filler procedure in Chester.

Juvederm

This type helps in adding volume to facial tissues hence smoothening out wrinkles and fine lines. Since it can be applied near the skin surface, it is effective for treating facial areas that have a thin skin layer such as the mouth or the nose.

This filler contains hyaluronic acid which helps in absorbing fluids hence giving a plumped up appearance. The results last for approximately six months to one year. After which, the touch-up session will require much less of the product.

Restylane

This is used to treat moderate and severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is particularly designed to treat the lips as it contains small particles compared to the other products. The product works by utilizing the sponge-like nature of the hyaluronic acid, which makes it retain fluids hence giving a fuller appearance.

Without touch ups, one Restylane treatment may last for six months. With touch-ups every four and a half months, the results might last for 18 months.

Perlane

This helps in enhancing thin lips, adding volume to flat areas, and getting rid of deep folds and fine lines. This type is thicker than Restylane thus best used on extremely deep folds, wrinkles, and fine lines. The results last up to six months.

If you have chosen to go under the needle, be careful not to get confused by other injectable such as Dysport, Xeomin or Botox, which act as wrinkle relaxers. Unlike fillers, relaxers paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles, but they do not plump, fill or enhance the particular area.