How To Choose the Right Filler

How To Choose the Right Filler

Comparing Different Types of Facial Fillers: How To Choose the Right Filler

With age, it's normal to begin to notice a decrease in volume around areas of your face, which can cause fine lines and wrinkles that can add years to your expression. Facial fillers by your Lauderdale, FL, dermatologist can help restore some of that volume and smoothen out your skin. Some of the most used types of fillers will be briefly touched upon below, but you can learn much more by reaching out to Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics with Dr. Will Richardson.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is one of the most common types of dermal fillers you are going to come across, and if the name is familiar is because it is often also used to provide pain relief and extra cushioning for aching joints.

This type of injectable is very often used to improve the appearance of many of the most noticeable signs of aging as well as facial scars, from either injury or acne.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

For dealing with more moderate to severe cases your doctor may suggest calcium hydroxylapatite, it can enhance the facial contours, improve the fullness of cheeks, and is often used to treat deeper creases around the nose and frown lines.

Another benefit of the mineral-like compound is that is biosynthetically produced, which means that no animals or animal products are used in its production, which can greatly decrease your risk of a possible allergic reaction.

Polymethyl-Methacrylate Microspheres (PMMA)

It is typically considered a semi-permanent filler and can often be prescribed as a longer-term solution to signs of aging. It has a history of safe use in the past as part of permanent surgical implants. It can treat deep wrinkles and folds, as well as to treat thin lips. The most commonly cited downside of the treatment is the number of injections needed to create the desired volume.

Polylactic Acid

This injectable acts more as a stimulator for your body's own collagen production and is used to fill in laugh lines and thin lips, among other uses. It is also a semi-permanent type of treatment, although future touchups are usually necessary. Also, because of the way it works you may see more gradual improvements rather than how other fillers work, it can take about three months of treatment before you begin to more clearly notice the change.

Fillers in Lauderdale, FL

If you are interested in facial fillers in Lauderdale, FL, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Richardson of Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics by dialing (954) 537-4106.

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