Which filler is right for your cosmetic goals?

Cosmetic fillers are materials that are injected just below the skin’s surface to fill in facial wrinkles. As a result, the skin looks younger, smoother and firmer looking. There are several different types of fillers that are useful depending on your skin type, age, depth and location of the wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid based fillers are the most prevalently used fillers. As a natural skin component, it is one of the main fundamental part of the skin’s structural makeup. Aging causes hyaluronic acid to deplete from the skin. Fortunately, fillers can be injected into certain places on the face to improve baggy eyes, crow’s feet, and forehead lines, to name a few. Because it is a naturally occurring material, it’s biodegradable and therefore can last in the body for six months or longer with very rare cases of allergic reactions.

Fillers have also been known to treat different types of scars, including hard to treat acne scars. Injecting the filler takes only minutes and requires no downtime post treatment, making it possible to leave the office and immediately return to your normal schedule.

ArteFill is the first and only FDA-approved re-absorbable injectable filler that is used as a wrinkle treatment. Because it is a gel treatment, ArteFill visibly corrects wrinkles and then provides support for long-lasting wrinkle correction.

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that is responsible for keeping the skin tight and smooth. It can be injected as a filler in order to rejuvenate the skin and its elasticity. The natural loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles and facial lines.

Restylane is most commonly used for lip enhancement. Increasing volume and contouring the shape of the lips to the patient’s cosmetic goals has shown effective. Restylane can also be used to diminish wrinkles and aging lines in the nasolabial folds along the nose and mouth as well as melomental folds that develop at the corners of the mouth, forehead wrinkles and even crow’s feet created along the eyes.

Radiesse is a volumnizing filler that immediately provides the lift needed to diminish signs on aging. Its calcium based microspheres and gels provide structure while stimulating your own natural collagen production. Results have been shown to last a year or more in some patients.

Juvederm is an injectable filler that is primarily used for removing nasolabial folds also known as smile lines. These lines that run from the corners of the nose to mouth can be used to fill in and lessen the appearance of wrinkles and lines that may develop. It has also been effective in filling in scars. Results have been shown to last six to nine months and then gradually fade away.

It would be best to consult with New York Dermatologist, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar in order to find out what dermal fillers would best suit your skin type. Dr. Rokhsar is the leading authority in treating aging skin with the most innovative skin tightening and resurfacing products and devices.

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