A Closer Look at 3 Different Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a commonly requested treatment at the offices of many skin rejuvenation doctors. However, most people aren't quite sure what the difference is between their different dermal filler options. Here is a closer look at five common dermal fillers to help you decide which one might be right for you:
1. Collagen. This is the one that many people know because it's been around for a long time. It can be used to smooth wrinkles and to plump lips and works with just one visit to the doctor. It's one of the most inexpensive dermal fillers but it requires more frequent visits than other dermal fillers. Made from cow hide, it's animal-based and some people find they are sensitive to it.
2. Restylane. This is increasingly common for many people who want to achieve the same effects as they would with collagen but who want to use a different product for one reason or another. It works with just one visit to the doctor and results last approximately one year. It's moderately priced which adds to its popularity. Made from a bacteria, it is not animal-based so causes less sensitivity in most patients.
3. Radiesse. Another common brand name, this one is preferred by people who want long-lasting results. It works with just one visit to the doctor and lasts for two or more years. As you might expect, this is a more expensive option than the other dermal fillers. It is made from a synthetic material that is not animal-based.
Of course, you'll want to ask your doctor about the dermal fillers that he or she recommends for the results that you are seeking. Question of the Day: What has been your experience with any of these dermal fillers? photo link
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