As we age, the skin loses collagen, and collagen production slows down. This results in the skin losing plumpness and tightness, and wrinkles and lines form. Both women and men seek solutions to reduce the aging effect, looking to rejuvenate their skin to regain/retain a youthful appearance.
Being one of the most sought-after beauty solutions, there are more anti-aging treatments than you might imagine. They range from simple creams or anti-ageing oils bought from a pharmacy or supermarket to major cosmetic procedures such as a surgical facelift. Becoming increasingly popular are injectable wrinkle treatments. The board-certified products are non-surgical options, are considered safe, offer good results, and becoming increasingly affordable.
It seems as though the entire world knows about Botox, but that is far from the full picture when it comes to dermal face fillers. At one of the leading Toronto centers for advanced skin repair, one of the clinic’s doctors was interviewed about the various options that are available to their patients on a regular basis. Here is a list of some of the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers that were mentioned.
Juvederm is one of the most commonly used cosmetic fillers. It is used to restore the facial contours of a person’s face and improve overall signs of aging. Juvederm is administered in the form of an injection and it contains a base of hyaluronic acid. Juvederm is used primarily for the face, specifically the lips, the cheeks, and around the mouth. Depending on the depth of effect you want the procedure to achieve, a Juvederm treatment can take anywhere from fifteen to sixty minutes to complete. On average, you can expect to pay around $620 per syringe of this injectable dermal filler brand.
Stylage is classed as one of the more highly advanced facial fillers, containing a variety of antioxidants alongside the traditional hyaluronic base. Stylage is recommended for a range of facial issues including wrinkles around the eyes and lips, to encourage contour and definition in the face, to restore a loss of facial volume, to help change thin and undesirable lips, and to aid cheekbone augmentation for a more desired shape. Patients who opt for Stylage have reported less swelling, less redness, and overall less irritability compared to other treatments. The average cost of Stylage tends to be in the range of $400 per syringe.
Revanesse is another of the many non-animal dermal fillers that are available to patients seeking anti-aging treatment. It is made from bacterial fermentation from the streptococci bacteria, and it does not require a skin test before use. Revanesse is commonly used to fill any superficial lines or imperfections in the skin such as forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, glabellar lines, periorbital lines, and general fine lines. An average treatment of Revanesse can cost in the region $875.
Restylane is another example of popular brands of injectable dermal fillers. Again, it is hyaluronic acid-based and helps with the smoothing of wrinkles and the plumping of lips and cheeks. Restylane was approved for use by the FDA in 2003, but something to take note of is that it is not approved for patients under the age of twenty-one. A treatment using Restylane will typically be completed in less than an hour, with very little recovery time needed. A single vial of Restylane can cost $275, but a full course of treatment will cost closer to $700.
Best wrinkle fillers
So, now that you are more familiar with some of the leading names in the injectables industry, you now need to find out which names are the most recommended for different elements and areas of the face. Getting fillers isn’t as simple as a one-step process that is the same for every patient.
Each person has different needs and different goals when it comes to their cosmetic requirements, so what is suitable for one might not be suitable for another. When it comes to traditional wrinkles, the general consensus for the best cosmetic fillers for the face are:
It is first on our list for a reason!
Across the board, Juvederm has a reputation for being one of the best, if not the best, wrinkle filler currently available. It provides long-lasting correction for facial folds and wrinkles and is effective even for the most severe cases.
After Juvederm, Restylane is the second most recommended and trusted brand for high-quality, long-lasting wrinkle filling. There are plenty of names under the Restylane umbrella-like Defyne, REfyne, Lyft, and Sylk that all focus on different and specific wrinkle problems.
Best lip fillers
Do not make the mistake of assuming that fillers which are perfect for the skin on your face are also perfect for your lips. Lips are a very separate and distinct part of the face, and they need special care and attention when it comes to the products that are used on them. Here are some of the best recommendations for lip fillers rather than fillers for the face.
Once again, Juvederm proves its worth and reputation as one of the best fillers in the industry. It is just as effective on lips as it is in other areas of the face.
The same can be said once again for Restylane, which has just as a long-lasting effect when used on the lips as it does when used on areas like the forehead and crow’s feet.
Teosyal Kiss is considered to be a really effective option for those who are seeking long-term results for their lips. It is designed to increase the volume of your lip whilst also rehydrating the areas in question to add an even more natural shape. Teosyal Kiss, in its structure, is more viscous and cohesive than both Juvederm and Restylane, and many claims that this results in an overall smoother look.
Volbella is a member of the wider Juvederm family, and it has a reputation for being one of the safest lip fillers currently on the market. It is FDA approved for increasing lip volume and restoring the natural plumpness that some people lose with age. Volbella is unique in the sense that it blends hyaluronic acids of different molecular weights, and this results in more discrete looking results for an optimal natural look.
How long do dermal fillers last? Anywhere from 6 months to more than one year. It varies per person.