How Do I Choose a Filler?

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How Do I Choose a Filler?

ftr-m-dermal-fillersWith so many skin enhancement and anti-aging solutions on the market, how do you know what to use. Here are a few of the top selling products being used in med spas:

RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler: It Just Gets Better™ erases lines and folds by replacing lost structure with immediate volume. What makes RADIESSE truly unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months, which extends beyond the initial effect of RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler.Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which means more value from each treatment and long-lasting results.

JUVÉDERM® XC dermal filler adds volume and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds instantly. While there are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers, JUVÉDERM® XC is uniquely formulated. A next generation HA filler, JUVÉDERM® XC uses a manufacturing process called HYLACROSS technology. HYLACROSS gives JUVÉDERM® XC its special smooth-gel structure that holds up over time. That’s why JUVÉDERM® XC is the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that’s FDA approved* to last up to one year with only one treatment.

The Resylane® brand results last about 6 months, although studies show that with one repeat injection, results can last up to 18 months. The FDA has given Resylane® and 18-month duration approval time frame, provided a specific application pattern is provided. This can provide on-going “full correction” for up to the specified time frame, thus keeping you satisfied longer, cutting down on re-treatments and costing you less in the long run.

When you're dealing with patients' individual skin textures, age, sun damage and genetic and metabolic factors, not to mention a doctor's preferences and skill with injectables, the filler that works best is judged on a case-by-case basis.

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, fillers like Restylane and Perlane have seen a 110% increase in procedures performed in the past three years. Botox, which doesn't fill wrinkles, but reduces the muscular contractions that cause them, has seen a 115% increase. Face-lifts, on the other hand, have only seen a 20% increase in the same time period. People don’t want to pay $50,000 for a facelift anymore when they can get a dermal filler for a fraction of the cost and no down time.

What do you think? Have you tried a dermal filler? If not, do you think you would try a dermal filler? Why or why not?

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