You know it: There are a lot of fillers out there. But, which one is best for the area you’d like to treat? Some fillers work better in certain places – such as under the eyes, in the cheeks, or in the lips. If you’re thinking about plumping up your lips, getting rid of your under-eye hollows or temporarily easing a few wrinkles, check out a few of our favorite fillers.
Favorite Fillers: Juvederm
One of our favorite fillers, Juvederm, works well for treating static wrinkles, those lines created as your skin loses volume and becomes looser over time. Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, which helps keep your skin soft and plump. As you get older, your natural stores of hyaluronic acid dwindle, leading to a loss of volume and wrinkles.
Juvederm is FDA approved for treating the nasolabial folds which are the lines that stretch from the corners of your mouth to the base of your nostrils. It also works on the marionette lines which extend from the corners of the mouth down the chin.
The filler provides instant results, which can last for as long as a year. The treatment itself is pretty quick, usually taking less than an hour. Although the injection might pinch a bit, most people find it to be a comfortable process. There’s no downtime or recovery needed and side effects, if any, are few.
Favorite Fillers: Juvederm Voluma
Juvederm Voluma is standard Juvederm’s cooler younger sister. It’s also made out of hyaluronic acid, but it’s a hyaluronic acid that’s thicker and denser. While standard Juvederm can provide some volume, such as in the lips, Juvederm Voluma’s main goal in life is to add volume to the cheeks. It’s the first hyaluronic acid filler approved for providing instant volume to the cheek area.
Wrinkles are only one part of the problem when it comes to aging. Along with getting lines and wrinkles, you also lose fat and volume. Your cheeks start to sag and your face starts to look longer and more gaunt. Injected into the cheek area, Voluma instantly provides lift and volume, while also stimulating the production of collagen, thus extending the results of the treatment.
Like standard Juvederm, treatment with Voluma is pretty quick and takes less than an hour. There might be some redness or swelling after treatment, but those typically fade quickly. Although you can take a day or so off from work, you might feel well enough to head right back to the office.
Another thing that makes Voluma one of our favorite fillers: how long it lasts. While your exact results might vary, the treatment typically provides results for two years or, in some cases, longer.
Favorite Fillers: Radiesse
Like Juvederm, Radiesse is a filler commonly used to treat static lines and wrinkles. But, for the most part, that’s where the similarities end. While Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid, Radiesse is made out of calcium hydroxylapatite. It’s a heavier filler that works on deeper lines and creases. It provides instant results that last, as the main ingredient also stimulates collagen production beneath the skin. That means that once the initial substance wears off, the results last as the collagen is able to provide support and keep the wrinkles away.
While Radiesse is great for treating deeper creases, it’s not one of our favorite fillers when it comes to other areas. For example, Radiesse is a bit too heavy to work well in the lips.
Favorite Fillers: Restylane
That brings us to Restylane, yet another hyaluronic acid filler. Although it and Juvederm are made from the same ingredient, it’s important not to confuse the two. They feel and act slightly different. For example, although Juvederm can last for up to a year, many people find that Restylane only lasts for up to nine months. There are exceptions in both cases, though.
Juvederm is a smooth filler. Restylane tends to be a bit more bumpy or grainy. That can make Juvederm the better pick for smoothing lines and wrinkles, but not for adding volume to certain places. Often, Restylane is the injectable of choice for treating the areas under the eyes. Its more grippy texture means it is less likely to try and migrate from one area of the face to another.
When it comes to adding volume to the lips, some people prefer Restylane and some prefer Juvederm. Restylane’s texture helps it better volumize the lips, but some people find it to be a bit too grainy, leaving them with bumpy lips.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, offers Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse, Restylane, and Restylane’s cousin, Restylane Lyft. Which one is right for you? Give us a call today at (281) 810-9083 and let us know what you’d like to correct, how long you want the results to last, and anything else you’re hoping to get from a filler. We’ll sit down with you and go over our favorite fillers and help you to figure out which one is your favorite, too.