Types of Dermal Fillers: Which Is Right for You?

Are you thinking about trying a dermal filler? Do you feel overwhelmed by the many options? Choosing a filler doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Dr. George Landis and his team are ready to help you find your perfect filler.

What Types of Fillers Are Available?

There are many different types of dermal fillers, and within each type, several brands and formulations. It can get overwhelming quickly, but don’t worry; you don’t have to be a filler expert to achieve good results. You just need a skilled injector that understands how to use each type of filler to achieve optimal results.

Here are the primary types of dermal fillers:

Hyaluronic Acid – Hyaluronic acid fillers (also called HA fillers) are among the most popular types of dermal fillers. They contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in high concentrations in the joints, eyes, and skin. Hyaluronic acid is a water-loving compound and helps keep the skin supple, soft, and moisturized.

Synthetic – Synthetic fillers are not made from hyaluronic acid, rather various synthetic compounds. Many of these fillers have highly specific uses or are designed to work on a specific facial zone. Popular synthetic fillers include Radiesse and Sculptra.

Collagen – Collagen fillers were popular many years ago but are no longer widely used. Allergic reactions were much more common with collagen fillers.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Our Favorite Way to Fill

Hyaluronic acid fillers are one of our favorite filler options. Dr. Landis has chosen to use the Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid fillers at our practice. There are several different formulations within the Juvederm family, allowing us to refresh the face from brow to chin with exceptional results.

What Can Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Do for You?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are a versatile choice for refreshing your facial appearance. Got wrinkles? HA fillers can smooth them. Have you lost youthful facial volume? Get it back with a hyaluronic acid filler.

Explore some top uses for this popular filler treatment:

Correct facial folds, fine lines, and wrinkles

Restore youthful contours to the cheeks, chin, and jawline

Volumize and shape the lips

Smooth acne scars

Reshape the nose

Lift sagging facial tissues, including cheeks and brows

Hyaluronic acid fillers’ versatility makes them one of the most popular options for facial rejuvenation.

Is Botox a Dermal Filler?

When we talk about fillers, many patients wonder about Botox. Like fillers, this treatment is injectable, but the similarities end there. Botox is a neuromodulator. It works by relaxing facial muscles that cause wrinkles, while dermal fillers work by adding volume to fill in wrinkles.

We love pairing Botox with fillers as these treatments often complement each other.

Which Cosmetic Injectable Is Right for Me?

Dr. George Landis specializes in cosmetic injectables, including Botox and the Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid fillers. If you’re interested in adding injectables to your skincare routine, come in for a consultation to explore your options with us.

Call Dr. George Landis at (952) 562-5940 to schedule a filler consultation at our Plymouth, MN plastic surgery office today.

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