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Differences between the Many Dermal Fillers

Since people are living much longer and healthier than they used to, many of us are looking for ways to look as young as we feel. As we age the elasticity of our skin continues to diminish causing wrinkles and sagging skin. It used to be that the only solution was to go under the knife for long lasting results and optimal restoration of youth. However, with the advancement of the dermal filler technology you can look up to 10 years younger with little to no downtime.

In 2012, there were over 1.4 million dermal filler treatments, which is 6% higher than the previous year. The reason for this is the multiple options of dermal fillers that are now available. Choosing the right injector is key to attaining the best possible results. To help you understand more about these popular treatments we have created a list with the most popular dermal fillers.

Facial Wrinkle Treatments
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Juvederm Voluma XC was approved by the FDA to correct lines in and around the cheekbones, cheeks and chin. In conjunction with collagen and elastin, Voluma improves your skin structure and elasticity to create a smooth, natural look. The results are immediate and lasts up to 18 months with no downtime.

Juvederm Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus this is the “next generation” smooth gel, that is a non-animal dermal filler that provides for easier insertion with less discomfort and a more natural feel because the gel is so smooth. Juvederm Plus treats lines around the nose and mouth, while Juvederm UltraPlus treats deeper wrinkles and folds, lips and the upper face. This 15 minute procedure is known to last for approximately 3 to 6 months with minimal side effects depending on the sensitivity of your skin.

Radiesse is an FDA approved dermal filler made of a calcium substance that works in harmony to jump start your bodies production of new collagen. It is known to smooth facial lines by filling facial recessions and scars, as well as restoring volume in and around the cheeks. Radiesse is commonly used to restore fullness to hands, as well as for non-surgical nose job procedures. Known as the “lunch time” procedure this treatment can last up to 18 months.

Restylane / Perlane is made of hyaluronic acid which almost exactly matches a natural substance found in our body. Restylane helps restore the shape of your skin by smoothing smile lines, acne scars and uneven features and adding volume to lips and hands. This 30 minute treatment is known to last for 3 to 6 months with the rare possibility of minor side effects, that will disappear within a few days.

Sculptra is an FDA approved, soft tissue filler that stimulates the skins fibroblasts to produce new collagen. This dermal filler option consists of a series of treatments into the deep layers of the skin. Sculptra is often used to resolve cheek hollows, smile lines, sunken eyes and can also restore fullness to your hands. This treatment only takes minutes and the results are not immediate, however unlike the other fillers, the results have been known to last up to 3 years.

Since everyone’s skin is different and naturally reacts to treatments differently, make sure to contact your local cosmetic surgeon to find the right dermal filler for you. Don’t wait to dramatically change your health and your appearance.

Hello, My name is Sonia and I am a twenty-something blogger who loves to write about home decorating, health, DIY projects, hair and makeup, Indian jewelry and food! I also write for a medical and cosmetic practice in Los Angeles where I get most of my health knowledge from the greatest surgeons. I am a fun-loving, vegetarian that will try anything once. I like to play golf, dance, meeting new people and listing to up-beat music.

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