Every time we turn around, there’s a new dermal filler on the market that promises to help us look younger and achieve the lips and cheeks we’ve always dreamed of. However, different fillers that sometimes provide similar results have some important differences in their ingredients and how they behave once injected. Learn about the different types of fillers for the face and why our providers may recommend one filler over another for your facial rejuvenation.
All of the facial fillers used in our Beverly Hills medical spa are FDA-approved and used to correct issues like thin lips, under eye hollows, wrinkles, and folds. In our practice, we use a variety of these fillers and facial filler collections, such as the Juvederm family of fillers, Restylane fillers, Sculptra, and more. What makes these fillers different from one another? The primary answer is their active ingredients.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to improve and smooth the skin, restore lost facial volume, and add definition to cheeks and lips. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) occurs naturally in the body but breaks down as we age. Administering HA fillers helps you to rediscover your former self while keeping the signs of aging at bay. Fillers that primarily use hyaluronic acid include Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft for cheeks and Restylane Silk and Juvederm Volbella for lips.
There are some facial fillers that do not use hyaluronic acid to provide rejuvenation. Sculptra and Radiesse are the most popular. The first filler, Sculptra, is made with poly-L-lactic acid (PLA) and is used to add volume to parts of the face to fix wrinkles. Sculptra results slowly improve over time as it triggers the body to produce its own collagen. The second filler, Radiesse, contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are just like the calcium found inside your bones. It produces very natural results and carries a very low risk of allergies. Like Sculptra, Radiesse triggers natural collagen production in the body.
In addition to looking at what parts of your face you want enhanced or rejuvenated, our providers will examine your medical history, prescription medications, and supplements to determine your eligibility to receive injectable treatment. This can have an effect on which fillers will be used. We also look at your skin type and texture. Patients with thinner skin wouldn’t benefit well from a very thick filler, for example. Every patient is different, so we provide you with personalized treatment at every turn.
At Lasky Aesthetics, we offer a wide range of leading, FDA-approved fillers for every face type, and we're committed to helping you reach your aesthetic goals in a caring and professional manner. Contact us for a consultation and discover what our skilled non-surgical cosmetic providers can do for you.« Back to Articles & Tips