Residents who are considering getting a liquid facelift often have questions about the procedure. And one of the top questions they have is, “What dermal fillers will be used in my liquid facelift?” It’s easy to understand why this is such a common question – residents want to know what fillers they are putting in their body. Read on as Dr. Sikorski of Natural Image OC explains the common dermal fillers that are used in a liquid facelift.
JUVEDERM Injectable Gel
JUVEDERM is one of the newer FDA-approved facial fillers on the market. JUVEDERM has a variety of uses, including filling in fine lines and wrinkles, filling in the lips and treating acne scars. While studies have shown that JUVEDERM can last up to one year, Dr. Sikorski recommends you have realistic expectations of the filler lasting between six and eight months. Always focused on providing her patients with natural-looking results, Dr. Sikorski of Natural Image OC likes including JUVEDERM in a liquid facelift because once injected, it is indistinguishable from your natural facial tissue.
If you’re looking for a natural-feeling liquid facelift, BELOTERO BALANCE can give you the results you desire. This dermal filler replaces the hyaluronic acid that your body naturally loses over time, filling in fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and above the lips. BELOTERO BALANCE is a liquid facelift solution that provides immediate results and lasts about six months.
Like BELOTERO BALANCE, Restylane also uses hyaluronic acid to fill in your fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, Restylane is a trusted dermal filler because it was the first one to be FDA-approved using hyaluronic acid. Restylane can be used to fill in fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, and nasolabial folds, fill in the lips, fill in scars to reduce their appearance, and fill in hollow-looking eyes to get rid of tired-looking dark circles. Restylane typically lasts about six months.
Radiesse is a popular dermal filler for liquid facelifts because of its longevity; it can last up to two years! Radiesse can be used for a variety of facial contouring purposes, including filling in fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose, cheek augmentation, nasal bridge augmentation, nasal defect correction, nasal tip projection, mental crease augmentation, jawline enhancement and chin reshaping. Radiesse is different from other dermal fillers because it is made of alcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres, which stimulate your body’s natural collagen productions and tissue growth.
Sculptra is a relatively new collagen stimulator that is used to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, contour the face and restore lost facial volume. Like Radiesse, Sculptra works by stimulating your body’s natural collagen growth. FDA studies show that Sculptra is long-lasting and requires treatments about once every two years.
Silikon Microdroplets have been used by dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons for over three decades to treat fine lines and wrinkles. This trusted dermal filler is not FDA-approved for wrinkle treatment but has a long history of providing positive, safe results. The results of Silikon Microdroplets are permanent.
Artefill was the first FDA-approved “permanent filler,” and it is commonly used during a liquid facelift to fill in deep facial folds. Residents like Artefill because it is a permanent solution, meaning that you won’t need to have repeat treatments in the future. However, since it does provide permanent results, Dr. Sikorski typically doesn’t recommend its use for first-time liquid facelift patients.
Which Dermal Fillers Will Be Used in My Liquid Facelift?
While it’s great to be informed about the different dermal fillers available on the market, only a consultation with a skilled cosmetic surgeon will help you determine which solutions are right for your liquid facelift.
We now offer a wide selection of new fillers such as Vollure, Volbella, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne.
If you are ready to get a more youthful, contoured face, call Dr. Sikorski at Natural Image OC for a consultation, during which time she will discuss with you the right dermal fillers to treat your unique case.