Comparing Different Types of Fillers

As you age, your facial skin will change. Wrinkles and fine lines will become more prevalent, and lip and cheek volume will fall or dissipate. Fortunately, aesthetic medicine provides a solution to achieve youthful skin without incisions, sutures, or downtime.

Dermal fillers are injectable products that restore volume to smooth creases, lines, and folds. Strategically placed in target areas, these quick and convenient treatments can deliver multiple cosmetic advantages, including:

  • Soften lines around the eyes, mouth, and nose
  • Restore volume to sunken temples and cheeks
  • Plump up thin lips for a sensual pout
  • Soften chin creases
  • Improve facial symmetry and contours

Many FDA-approved dermal fillers are on the market today, categorized by the active ingredient they contain. Choose only FDA-approved, brand-name dermal fillers and always rely on a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform the injections.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is a family of facial fillers designed to treat different facial areas.

Juvéderm Voluma

This product effectively restores lost volume to the cheeks with little to no downtime. Results are quick and immediate and can last up to two years.

Juvéderm Voluma XC

This exceptional product brings back youthful cheek contours, which often flatten over time. Juvéderm Voluma XC also smooths moderate-to-deep parentheses lines around your mouth and nose (nasolabial folds) and lines running from the chin to the corners of your mouth (marionette lines).

Juvéderm Vollure

All Juvéderm products are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Vollure treats mild to moderate wrinkles and folds on the lower face. It helps resolve marionette lines and the chin and jawline area. Benefits last up to 18 months.

How Juvéderm Works

Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid filler that employs this naturally occurring sugar to restore elasticity, volume, and moisture. As hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, the skin may lose volume, giving way to wrinkles and fine lines that are more likely to emerge.

Restylane

Like Juvéderm, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid product line that treats various and overlapping problem areas. Restylane smooths away folds and wrinkles and is effective in increasing lip volume.

Restylane Silk is especially for the lips. Its formula has smaller particles than the original Restylane to provide more definition and fullness.

How Restylane Works

These products rely on hyaluronic acid’s ability to immediately smooth lines and wrinkles and add volume. Injections may stimulate collagen production, so fewer subsequent sessions are necessary to deliver optimal results.

Clinical studies suggest Restylane can last up to 18 months. Results in the cheeks last up to a year, and lip enhancement could provide six months of benefits.

Radiesse

Radiesse treats moderate-to-severe facial creases, like nasolabial folds. It can help restore cheek volume and improve facial contours. However, it’s not optimal for lip enhancement.

How It Works

Radiesse contains calcium hydroxyapatite, a mineral found in our teeth and bones. These calcium particles are microscopic and suspended in a thick gel solution.

While Radiesse replenishes lost volume, you will absorb it over time, and your body will metabolize the calcium, leaving behind skin support with natural collagen.

How Long It Lasts

Results with Radiesse last 12 months or more. However, calcium hydroxyapatite stimulates natural collagen production. As a result, there are fewer touch-ups because less product is necessary to retain this dermal filler’s benefits.

Schedule Your Consultation for Dermal Filler Injections in Orland Park, IL

Dr. David Dreyfuss and his Spa Services team help his patients understand everything they need to know about dermal fillers.

Contact us to schedule your consultation today at our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Orland Park by calling (815) 806-9400, or arrange a virtual consultation now to continue your journey toward getting that radiant glow!