What Type of Filler is Right for Me?

In the pursuit of younger-looking skin, injectable fillers have become an increasingly popular treatment option. These products offer a fast, convenient and effective method for correcting imperfections, enhancing volume and redefining areas of the face. Today, patients are offered a wide variety of facial fillers to help address all kinds of cosmetic concerns and aesthetic goals.

With an extensive array of injectables to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which product is most suitable for your needs, skin type and facial proportions. At Dermacare, Dr. Birchall and his team of cosmetic nurse injectors can examine your skin and work with you to select a filler based on your desires, the extent of correction required, and your unique facial aesthetic. With a personalized injectable treatment plan, we can help you achieve beautiful and natural-looking results.

Smoothing Out Fine Lines

Fine lines are typically the first signs of aging to appear on the face. They can prematurely age your appearance and give you a tired or worn look that can adversely affect your confidence. For those seeking to eliminate fine lines, the most suitable filler will depend on the extent of wrinkling that has formed. Mild creases can usually be treated with thin hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Belotero or Restylane. Both products are composed of this naturally occurring substance and serve to deliver subtle volume into the skin tissue to essentially fill in fine lines and restore a smoother, more youthful complexion. In a quick, convenient appointment, these injectables can help to address lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), mouth (lip lines) and nose (nasolabial folds).

For Deep Wrinkles and Sagging Skin

For many patients, etched-in creases and sagging skin are some of the most troubling side effects of the aging process. A thicker filler is usually required to correct these concerns. Juvéderm is a smooth injectable gel that contains hyaluronic acid as its base. This filler works to hydrate and support the underlying tissue, improving skin tone and texture as a result. Juvéderm is often used to correct deep nasolabial folds (creases that extend from the nose to the edges of the mouth), smile lines (vertical lines at the corners of the mouth), and marionette lines (wrinkles that extend from the mouth to the chin).

Thicker fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra Aesthetic can provide more comprehensive improvements to the face. While addressing deep lines and creases, these injectables can also enhance the natural contours of your face. Radiesse is composed of advanced, calcium-based microspheres and works to deliver immediate results that are soft and blend smoothly with your natural facial aesthetic. Alternatively, Sculptra is an injectable filler made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that offers subtle and long-lasting improvements over time. This treatment works to replace lost collagen, gradually smoothing out wrinkles and providing a more refined, radiant appearance.

Restoring Volume to the Face

As collagen production decreases with age, the face tends to lose its youthful volume. For patients seeking a plump and smoother complexion, choosing the right filler will depend on the extent of volume loss and where the issue has primarily occurred. Sculptra is one of the most versatile injectables; it can induce collagen production and strengthen the epidermis to restore clearer skin and add volume to hollow areas. In an aged face with significant volume loss, a combination of different fillers can be used. Beyond smoothing out fine lines, Restylane can also help to restore fullness to sunken areas for a more vibrant profile. Since this injectable is made of hyaluronic acid, it can help the skin to retain moisture and support the dermal structure, reducing wrinkles and providing a revitalized, more youthful appearance.

Enhancing the Lips

Lip augmentation is one of the most sought-after treatments in aesthetic enhancement today. There are various types of fillers available to help create fuller, more luscious lips, all of which can be customized to your desired size and shape. Juvéderm is one of the most popular lip injectables; it uses hyaluronic acid to naturally hydrate the lips, enhance volume and definition, and create a soft, supple look and feel. While there are various fillers available for lip augmentation, Juvéderm provides the most natural-looking improvement.

For Long-Lasting Improvements to the Skin

For those seeking a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment, Bellafill is a new generation dermal filler that serves to strengthen the dermal structure and provide long-lasting improvements to your profile. Bellafill’s smooth collagen gel works to lift and smoothen the skin over time, restoring volume and correcting imperfections for a more refreshed look. Though the injectable is typically used to minimize wrinkles, it can also help to treat moderate to severe acne scarring. Delivering the gel deep within the dermis, Bellafill helps to restore collagen levels that decrease with age, gradually giving the face an even tone and supple, silky texture. While many injectables require follow-up treatments every three to six months, most patients can enjoy Bellafill results for up to five years after the procedure.

Achieving the Most Effective Results Relies on Consulting an Experienced Injector

The most crucial component of any injectable treatment is a qualified, experienced injector. At Dermacare, Dr. Jeff Birchall leads a team of cosmetic nurse injectors who are experts in administering fillers. Having worked with patients of all ages and skin types, our team is highly skilled in addressing various facial concerns and achieving all kinds of aesthetic goals. By designing a treatment plan tailored to your unique facial structure and ideal look, Dr. Birchall can help to enrich your natural beauty and ultimately enhance your confidence.

With a variety of injectables available, a successful filler procedure relies on a detailed consultation with an experienced injector like Dr. Jeff Birchall. From subtle and temporary improvements to holistic and lasting results, our team can keep you looking and feeling younger for years to come. To find out which filler can help you achieve your desired look, call our offices at  (858) 487-3376 for our Rancho Bernardo location, or (760) 448-8100 for our Carlsbad location to schedule your complimentary consultation. Restore your confidence with Dermacare!