Your Guide to Types of Facial Fillers and How to Choose Between Them

There has been an over 40% increase in people getting injectable dermal fillers over the past few years. With their relatively low cost and long-lasting results, more and more people are realizing what an effective cosmetic procedure they are.

There are several types of facial fillers to choose from, so it’s normal to feel confused before you visit your surgeon. We’re here to help clear the air.

Read on to learn more about dermal fillers of all kinds.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most common facial fillers and for good reason. They offer effective and natural-looking results.

These dermal fillers mimic natural hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is one substance that keeps your skin plump, soft, and hydrated. This makes these fillers fantastic wrinkle fillers (as long as the wrinkles aren’t too deep).

The results are immediate and they last a long time. You can expect them to last anywhere between six months and two years, and it’s safe to get touch-ups if you need them.

You can use hyaluronic acid for a lip filler, a cheek filler, the Ascension chin filler, and more.

Collagen Stimulating Fillers

When you get older, your body stops producing as much collagen. Collagen is what helps you maintain your skin elasticity. It’s also the most abundant form of protein in the human body!

Collagen fillers can help you battle the inevitable age-related loss of collagen that you’re sure to experience.

The fillers stimulate collagen production. This means that not only will they look great when you first get them injected, but they’ll continue working behind the scenes to keep your skin looking smooth, tight, and soft without the artificial look of a facelift.

These fillers are even longer lasting than hyaluronic acid fillers. They can last up to five years (though you may need touch-ups). These fillers are best for the lower half of the face (anywhere from the middle down).

Alternative: Fat Injections

Fat injections aren’t dermal fillers per se, but they’re also effective when it comes to making your face (or body) look plumper and more youthful.

To do this, you’ll remove a small amount of fat from one part of your body and transfer it to a more desirable area. Most of the time the fat is removed from the thighs, but you can talk to your surgeon about the best removal area for you.

When it comes to getting a more youthful appearance, most people choose to inject fat around their cheeks and into the tops of their hands. You can also use fillers on your buttocks, hips, and more.

Which Types of Facial Fillers Are Right for You? 

If you’re looking for lip fillers, wrinkle fillers, or any other types of facial fillers, it’s time to make your decision! There are pros and cons to every type of dermal filler, so be sure to have a long conversation with your surgeon before you commit.

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