Facial Implants or Fillers: How Do I Decide?

The face is the most frequent point of concern when patients come to see Dr. Dreyfuss in Orland Park, Illinois, about the signs of aging.

When their faces begin to age, patients typically experience the gradual appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of facial volume. All of this contributes towards a more tired, unenergetic profile.

Fortunately, plenty of options are available to patients who want to reverse the sands of time and enjoy a more youthful look well into their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond.

While some patients will be best served with a surgery such as a brow lift or a facelift, others with less advanced signs of aging may get the results they need from either facial implants or dermal fillers.

But how does one choose between facial implants or dermal fillers?

This is precisely what Dr. David Dreyfuss aims to answer here.

What do Facial Implants and Fillers Address?

Facial implants and dermal fillers actually serve a similar purpose – they provide volume to areas of the face with lost muscle tone, fatty tissue, and skin elasticity to provide a plumper, smoother, wrinkle-free area.

By doing so, facial implants and dermal fillers give patients a youthful, vibrant appearance free from fine lines and wrinkles.

But how do the two treatments differ?

Facial Implants

Facial implants focus on the cheeks and chin. These two areas of the face are prime targets for losing their fatty tissue and volume as part of the aging process. As such, introducing small, intricately crafted implants to these regions provides a permanent solution to the loss of volume.

Patients seeking a long-lasting solution to a more advanced aging stage may enjoy better results from facial implants than dermal fillers.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, unlike facial implants, are temporary solutions to a loss of volume and skin elasticity.

However, whereas facial implants are restricted to the cheeks and chin, dermal fillers can be used in most parts of the face the require attention.

As such, patients with less severe signs of aging can benefit significantly from dermal fillers, particularly with symptoms such as:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Smokers’ lines
  • Thin lips
  • Facial hollows
  • Forehead lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Acne scars

Recovery

Facial implants are cosmetic surgery, whereas dermal fillers are injected. This is also something to take into consideration, as the recovery time from facial implants is about 4-6 weeks, whereas there is virtually no recovery time required for dermal fillers. (Simply wait 4-5 days for the fillers to properly take effect and show their results).

Dermal Fillers and Facial Implants in Orland Park, IL

Both dermal fillers and facial implants offer outstanding anti-aging results to those concerned about looking older. In some cases, getting a combination of procedures can provide the best results. If neither of these procedures are indicated, we’ll educate you about our other surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation options that can help.

You can only decide which procedure best suits your individual needs after having a friendly and informative consultation with a leading cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Dreyfuss. Contact him at 815-806-9400 or arrange a virtual consultation now to arrange your consultation and begin your journey toward looking the way you want.