Any natural dermal filler is designed in a manner that can help in restoration of volume and skin’s fullness so that facial wrinkles and folds like nasolabial folds can be corrected. Nasolabial fold are lines to the mouth from the outside of your nose. There are excellent collagen stimulators and dermal fillers in the market that can not only reduce your wrinkles but also solve other problems such as enhance lips, smooth scars, restore volume loss and thus help you in looking refreshed and younger.
It is often a big challenge to determine the best filler that would be ideal to meet your specific facial need with several options available in the market for the consumers. Some filler can be more effective on various areas of a face and the numbers of treatments that one may need may vary depending on the condition of the skin. While superficial lines may respond quite well to a single treatment, a face with deeper wrinkles may need several visits.
Here is a quick discussion on some of the types of dermal fillers that are available in the market at present.
Blood based fillers
This filler as is obvious from its name uses the blood of the patient itself as filler by collecting platelets and fibrin which are then injected back into a patient’s body for stimulating collagen growth. They can be used on laugh lines, frown lines between your brows, post-op scars and acne. Since own blood of the patient is used in the procedure, there is no chance of an allergic reaction and the effects are supposed to stay for at least 18 months.
Calcium-based fillers can add volume to folds and wrinkles and also help in stimulating collagen production so that fullness to the patient’s face can be restored. The filler is excellent if a patient has deeper folds around the mouth.
The acid constitutes of complex sugars that are natural to a body and can retain water just like a sponge. It uniqueness is the ability to absorb over several times its actual weight and thus plump the skin of a patient in this process. While the first filler may last for about 4 to 6 months, subsequent treatments may last up to a year.
Poly-L-lactic acid-based fillers
These fillers work to replace your lost collagen through a series of treatments. On an average, about 3 injection sessions are required to be administered over a time period of few months. These fillers can subtly and gradually correct the wrinkles on the face and would last for a maximum period of 2 years.
You need not decide on which filler you would be opting for prior to your appointment. During the consultation with an expert dermatologist, your clinician and you can jointly decide the most appropriate filler for you based on the depth of your wrinkles, the exact location that needs to be treated, your age and many other factors.
You can call at (512) 485-7700 for setting up your appointment with Dr. Steven Zimmet at Zimmet Vein & Dermatology in Austin Tx. He will help you with all your skin concerns and guide you to determine whether filler or any other minimally invasive treatment is appropriate for your skin care.