What Are Facial Fillers?
Injectable facial fillers have grown in popularity in recent years, and are often the go-to treatment option for rejuvenating facial imperfections. Many choose fillers in order to avoid the pain, expense, and long recovery time that is associated with a traditional, surgical facelift. Some of the most popular facial fillers include:
Sculptra is one form of injectable filler that can help restore facial volume that has been reduced due to aging or certain illnesses. The injected substance helps stimulate your skin’s collagen production and results in a more youthful appearance.
Bellafill stimulates long-term collagen growth to help revert back to a more youthful appearance that can last for up to 5 years after treatment.
Another injectable filler solution called Radiesse is used by dermatologists to help people who want to plump wrinkles and folds in the face. Similar to other injected facial fillers, Radiesse also helps the body stimulate collagen production for a more youthful appearance.
Juvederm has a collection of dermal facial fillers that are made from a gel substance. This line of products helps people who want to restore facial volume and improve the look of their skin. Their various products target different facial areas and cosmetic problems.
When Will I See Results of Dermal Fillers?
The great thing about choosing a dermal filler for facial rejuvenation is that they work instantly and results can be seen right away. Most people notice the results of a filler injection immediately after the first treatment, however, improvements to the skin will continue over the next few weeks. For most, full results are seen within 1 month of treatment.
How Long Do Fillers Last?
Each filler option is slightly different, so the results can vary. Not only that, but every person’s skin reacts differently to the treatment. For many people, the effects from a facial filler treatment last around 6 months and treatments can be repeated. But, for some fillers, the effects could last for years. Ask your doctor about what you can expect for your filler treatment.
Botox vs. Other Dermal Fillers
Botox and filler treatments are both cosmetic procedures that are injected into the face during a short office visit. They are both minimally invasive and are great solutions for those who would like to avoid surgery. The key differences between the two treatment types are found below.
Do Botox and fillers work the same way?
- Botox paralyzes the facial muscles in order to relax the face and give a smoother, younger look.
- Dermal fillers are made of solutions that “plump” the facial area in order to smooth wrinkles and give a more youthful appearance.
Does Botox last longer than fillers?
- Botox results last around 3-4 months.
- Dermal fillers last between 6 months and years (with large variances depending on which product is used)