How Do You Know Which Dermal Filler is Right For You?

Dermal fillers have been helpful for many individuals in Highland, Illinois and in other areas of the country looking to overcome fine lines and wrinkles. These are two common signs of aging and may be some of the first things that make us feel aged or older. By overcoming these skin conditions, many have achieved a more youthful appearance, which may serve as a confidence boost for many individuals. There are several dermal fillers available on the market, however, and it is important that those interested take their time in exploring all of their options to determine which may be right for them.

For instance, one of the first things that patients should look into is what each dermal filler is used to treat. JUVEDERM, Restylane and Perlane may be used in the nasolabial folds, lips, around the mouth and in the cheeks. Meanwhile, Radiesse may be used in the nasolabial folds, cheeks, temples, around the mouth, but should not be used in the lips. Sculptra may be used to provide generalized facial volume in the cheeks, chin and temples, while Artefill may be used in the nasolabial folds, cheeks and chin, but should not be used in the lips. Determining the uses and limitations of each dermal filler available at a particular clinic is important before choosing one.

Next, individuals may consider what each option is made of. Prevelle Silk, JUVEDERM, Restylane and Perlane are made of hyaluronic acid, while Elevess is made of hyaluronic acid with lidocaine anesthetic. Evolence is made of cross-linked porcine (pig) collagen, Artefill is made of poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) and bovine (cow) collagen, while Cosmoplast and Cosmoderm are made of human collagen mixed with lidocaine anesthetic. Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxyl apatite and Sculptra is made of poly lactic acid.

Another important aspect of each treatment to consider is how long the treatment lasts. As a general rule, the longer the results, the higher the price per session. On the extreme end, Artefill may last more than five years and Sculptra may last two to four years, and both of these treatments are on the higher end of the price spectrum. Meanwhile, the results of Cosmoplast and Cosmoderm may last two to six months and are among the cheaper options available. More towards the middle of the spectrum, JUVEDERM and Restylane may last six to 12 months in the nasolabial folds, but three to six months in the lips. Perlane, Radiesse and Evolence may last between six and 12 months.

Some dermal fillers may carry a risk of hypersensitivity. Most of these reactions are rare, although Artefill requires skin testing because of the possibility of a hypersensitivity to the bovine (cow) collagen used in the treatment. Elevess contains Sulfa and may lead to an allergic reaction for those who are sensitive to Sulfa. It is very important to discuss any allergies with a trained medical professional in the Highland area before receiving treatment to ensure that it is safe to receive treatment.

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