As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The skin also stretches, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
Dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero and Radiesse, help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. Fillers can be used to enhance the cheeks and shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars. Fillers are most often used to build the cheeks and lift the lower face.
JUVÉDERM® is one of many dermal fillers used to provide a smooth, long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs throughout the body and skin.
A hyaluronic acid dermal filler made by Merz, BELOTERO® is injected into the skin to smooth and soften wrinkles and folds. Belotero is slightly less viscous (softer) than Juvederm.
Juvederm VOLUMA XC®
Voluma® is a volumizing hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved for adding fullness to the cheeks. This not only fills areas of volume loss in the cheeks, but acts to raise the features of the lower face, reducing wrinkles and folds caused by gravity. This also reduces the need for additional fillers in the lower face. The effects of voluma can last as long as 2 years.
RADIESSE® is a volumizing filler for wrinkle reduction comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. It provides a longer-lasting volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth).
Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, and eventually breaks down naturally.