Understanding The Difference Between the Many Injectable Fillers

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Injectable fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are miracle workers in the fight against aging. The magic from these treatments occur when injected below the skin. Fillers can plump thin lips, give eyebrows a lift, enhance cheekbones, smooth lines in the face, and leave the skin smoother, softer, and more rejuvenated. Fillers are considered one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for men and women for their ability to be customized and feature quick results with little downtime afterward. Patients at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, are seeking out injectable fillers to help them turn back the hands of time. It is essential to understand that there are many different injectable fillers available today. Choosing the right one for your specific needs is vital for achieving optimal results. Read below as we explain fillers and the different types, so you are more aware as to which filler is best for your trouble areas.

What are injectable fillers?

Also known as dermal fillers, some injectable fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance with a gel-like consistency that occurs naturally in the body. Sometimes referred to as “nature’s moisturizer,” it is responsible for keeping the joints lubricated and the skin smooth and soft. Other fillers are made of polylactic acid, a synthetic, biodegradable material that for decades has been used for other skin-related applications. Dermal fillers are better known by their brand names, including Juvéderm, Voluma, Restylane, and Sculptra, which are among those offered at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX.

Choose before you use

There are many dermal fillers on the market. The first step towards a rejuvenated appearance is to find a reputable and experienced professional for your injectables. At ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, our team of professionals will first assess your skin looking closely at sun damage and your skin’s overall elasticity. Injectable fillers are very individualized. That means what works for a friend of yours may not work best for your skin. It can be confusing and somewhat challenging to understand why one product may work better for you than others, but by doing your research on what filler is best for your needs, you know better what to expect when it’s time for your treatment. Let's take a look at the different types of fillers offered at ZO Skin Centre and their benefits.

Juvéderm® family of injectable fillers ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, Texas, offers FDA-approved Juvéderm injectables to correct wrinkles and fine lines. Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that acts as a cushion under the skin, adding volume and smoothing wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. Juvéderm can be used in various areas of the face, such as around the mouth, cheeks, nose, and forehead. This remarkable filler can also help reduce the appearance of scars.

JuvédermVoluma XC This deep tissue injection in the mid-face area lifts and re-contours cheeks that are naturally hollow or have been affected by age-related volume loss.

Juvéderm Ultra This type of filler is great for lips that are lacking due to age, producing fuller lips for up to a year.

Juvéderm Volbella Enhance your skin with this hyaluronic acid dermal filler. This filler is used to plump lips and smooth vertical lip lines.

Juvéderm Vollure Vollure is a new addition to the Juvéderm family. This specially formulated filler is used to correct moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on the face. Vollure can smooth the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, Crow's feet in the corner of the eyes, and more for subtle, long-lasting results.

Voluma® Voluma is another weapon in the arsenal against aging. Also, from the Juvéderm family, this filler is composed of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid (HA). Voluma is fantastic for its ability to add youthful fullness and lift to the mid-face without the need for surgery. Results can last up to two years.

Restylane® family of injectable fillers Restylane is an FDA-approved dermal filler that can be used almost anywhere on the face lacking volume, shape, or a smooth contour, such as the cheeks, eyes, and lips. Injections of Restylane can produce smoother, younger-looking skin for 6-9 months at a time.

Restylane Refyne Refyne is injected to rejuvenate moderate to severe facial wrinkles, like the nasolabial folds.

Restylane Lyft This filler is excellent for patients with deep wrinkles and prominent expression lines, Crow's feet, extensive acne scars, or hollow cheeks. It can also be used for under-eye circles and volume loss, drooping brows, and more.

Restylane Silk Restylane Silk can plump your pout for luscious lips. Patients can enjoy the results for up to a year with maintenance injections. Restylane Silk can also fill in volume loss, encompassing the mouth to soften the appearance of wrinkles.

Restylane Defyne If you have severe nasolabial folds and marionette lines, then this filler is perfect. These treatments provide a natural aesthetic benefit of a mid to profound cosmetic injectable.

Sculptra® This filler is an FDA-approved polylactic acid dermal filler. Polylactic acid is a non-toxic, biodegradable substance that stimulates the body's natural production of collagen. Sculptra is fantastic for correcting deep facial wrinkles and fine lines, especially on the lower half of the face. Patients with nasal labial folds, or laugh or smile lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth, as well as the marionette lines that stretch from the mouth toward the chin can be made less prominent.

Are you ready to refresh your look?

Who doesn't want to age beautifully? With injectable fillers, it is possible to look just as young as you feel! Contact ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, today and schedule an appointment to discover how injectable fillers can help you put your best face forward.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.