Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are offered by a variety of brands, including Captique, Esthélis, Elevess, Hylaform, Juvederm, Perlane, Prevelle, Puragen, and Restylane.
These fillers can help improve the skin’s contour and reduce depressions in the skin caused by scars, injury, and lines. Treatment can address:
- Acne scars
- Cheek depressions
- Crow’s feet at the eyes
- Lines that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Lines at the corners of the mouth
- The lip border
- Scars from burns, acne, and wounds
- Other facial scars
- Smoker’s lines
- Forehead lines
Speak to a NuAge Med Spa injection specialist to learn more about hyaluronic acid filler injections in Ladera Ranch.
This mineral-like compound is naturally found in human bones and is often used to treat moderate to severe nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and frown lines. The filler can also help enhance fullness in the cheeks and other facial contours, and improve volume in areas experiencing facial wasting. A common brand offering this type of filler is Radiesse.
The benefits of this filler include lower risk of an allergic reaction and rare side effects (compared to other fillers), natural-appearing results, and long safety record.
This type of dermal filler is offered under the brand name Aquamid. It is a semi-permanent dermal filler often used by plastic surgeons to:
- Add volume to the lips
- Minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds, and depressed scars
- Enhance the cheekbones and jawline
- Restore facial volume
- Treat facial wasting caused by HIV medications
Unlike other dermal fillers, polyalkylimide is biocompatible, radio transparent (meaning it won’t interfere with x-rays), and may be removed if necessary.
Polylactic acid is a non-toxic, biodegradable substance that stimulates collagen production and helps to:
- Fill laugh lines
- Fill lips
- Minimize the appearance of nasolabial folds
Polylactic acid doesn’t produce immediate results and can take four to six weeks to show full effects. Treatment is semi-permanent and patients may need occasional touch-ups. A popular brand offering polylactic acid-based fillers is Sculptra.
Polymethyl-Methacrylate Microspheres (PMMA)
Offered by the brand Bellafill, PMMA fillers are considered semi-permanent and commonly used to treat medium-to-deep wrinkles, folds, and furrows. The filler may also be used to fill out pitted scars and add volume to the lips.
Clients looking for a more permanent solution to facial wrinkles may benefit from PMMA, instead of collagen replacement therapy or hyaluronic acid therapy. During the first treatment, the surgeon will likely underfill, but may add more later if necessary.
Which Dermal Filler Should You Choose?
The type of dermal filler best for you will depend on your facial features and aesthetic goals. Hyaluronic-acid based fillers are by far the most popular, producing natural-looking results and earning the satisfaction of millions around the world.
Call NuAge Med Spa today to schedule an appointment and learn more about dermal fillers.