Best Dermal Fillers- Cost, Benefits and More!
- Medical Community - June 25th 2019
Comparing Top Dermal Filler Brands
Dermal filler brands differ according to their composition. Each dermal filler has a particular area that it is used to treat. While some work well on the lower areas of the face, others work best on the upper areas of the face. Different dermal fillers also last for different periods of time. They can last between 3 months to 12 months or more.
Current Dermal Filler Technology
Great improvements have been made in dermal filler technology. Patients have requested dermal fillers that create more natural looking results that last for longer amounts of time. Technologies such as Vycross by Juvederm, NASHA by Restylane, S.M.A.R.T. by Princess, and Cohesive Polydensified Matrix by Belotero are just a few of the revolutionary processes that help patients maintain their youthful glow.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) 101
All about HA
HA helps to boost the skin’s moisture. HA serums moisturize and hydrate the skin. They also contain anti-aging ingredients that keep the skin young naturally without side effects. HA also provides lubrication to connective tissues and joints
Sources of HA
HA is a natural linear polymer. It is found in the fluid in the joints of all living things.
Size of HA
The size of HA molecules used in dermal fillers range from small to large, depending on the target concern and facial region.
Concentration of HA
The concentration of HA will vary depending on the target treatment. It may vary from 13mg/ml to 24mg/ml.
After HA injections, the skin may experience be itchy, red, or swollen for a few days. Patients are advised not to touch the treated area. Skincare products can help to add moisture to the skin and improve the skin’s appearance.
Popular dermal filler brands
Radiesse temporarily adds volume to smooth severe wrinkles and folds on the face and around the mouth. The calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in this filler are biocompatible. Once injected, these microspheres stimulate natural collagen production. New collagen will last even after the gel has been resorbed. Although not a hyaluronic acid-based filler, this is a great option for those who need more volume implanted under the skin. As well, due to the stimulation of natural collagen, the results last for longer as the skin begins to repair itself.
Juvederm contains no animal components and poses minimal risk of allergies or skin reactions. The fillers in this collection are recommend for facial rejuvenation. The effects of Juvederm vary depending on the product used. Results are immediate with a minimal side effects that disappear within a few days.
Restylane contains no animal components and poses minimal risk of allergies or skin reactions. Results are usually immediate with minimal side effects. There are a number of fillers in this collection, which target different concerns from thin lips to volume loss.
Belotero is another hyaluronic acid-based filler range. The treatments include Soft, Balance, Volume, Intense, and Hydro. These treatments work to hydrate the skin and fill in wrinkles and lines.
Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid, which is highly biocompatible and bioresorbable. Although this popular filler isn’t made using hyaluronic acid, it is often a first choice along with Radiesse for volume loss. It is recommended for treating facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds. The results of Sculptra last between 9 to 12 months.
While these may be some of the most well-known filler brands, there are several others that remain doctor favorites, including Princess, Filorga, and Teosyal. Speak to your doctor today to discover more about hyaluronic acid-based fillers and other types of cosmetic injectables that can help you achieve a youthful complexion.