What are fillers?
There are several formulas and different families of dermal filler products available today, including the Restylane and Juvederm family of products. The extensiveness of product choices allows us to achieve optimal aesthetic outcomes for each person. While most dermal fillers are made with the same base ingredient, hyaluronic acid, each product differs in the thickness and consistency of the fluid injected. A thicker, more viscous filler adds structure and is commonly inserted deeper beneath the skin. Thinner, softer formulas are ideal for delicate areas such as the lips.
How long do fillers last?
Dr. Douglas carefully selects each dermal filler used based on the desired outcome discussed during the initial consultation. Some patients will benefit from more than one type of dermal filler to achieve the extent of rejuvenation they would like. For example, a lighter, softer filler may be used to reduce lip lines or add volume to deflated lips while a second product is administered into the cheeks to enhance contouring in the mid-face. Even when two products are administered in the same visit, their results will diminish differently due to the unique viscosity of each chosen filler.
Generally speaking, fillers with a thicker consistency will last longer. A product such as Voluma may last as long as two years. Most other fillers break down within 9 to 12 months. During your consultation in our Beverly Hills practice, we can estimate how long a filler will last based on your skin assessment.
Am I a candidate for fillers?
Patients with extreme allergies may not be suited to certain types of dermal fillers. Fillers are also not approved for use in pregnant or nursing women.
Schedule Dermal Filler Treatment with Dr. Douglas Today!
For more information on dermal fillers or to schedule a consultation in our Beverly Hills office, call (310) 657-4302. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with beautiful filler treatment results so you can be you again!