With the recent introduction of Allergan’s new product Juvederm Voluma, people are asking what is the difference between a volumizer and a facial filler?
What is a dermal filler?
A dermal filler is typical made from hyluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body that once bonded with water has the constancy of jello. This gel lubricates parts of the body like joints and muscles and gives the skin it’s youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are used to reduce fine wrinkles and restore the natural appearance of the facial skin by filling in fine depressions in the skin where the collagen has diminished.
Where are dermal fillers used?
Dermal fillers are typically used around the nasal labial folds, marionette lines, lips, under the eyes, and acne scar depressions. Dermal fillers are also used to treat the hollow areas below the eyes, add volume to the lips, and re-shape the cheeks.
What are the types of fillers and how long do they last?
There are various types of products available lasting from several months to two or more years. These product names include: Juvederm XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Belotero and Sculptra.
What’s the difference between dermal fillers and a volumizers?
Dermal fillers are typically designed to target and fill in the fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Juvederm and Restylane are two of the more popular dermal fillers on the market today.
Volumizers like Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse and Sculptra, are designed to add volume to the face. They replace collagen that is lost over time and provide structure to the face.
Which one should someone use?
Dr. Park can help you determine which facial filler is best for your condition. Someone may require a small amount of correction to obtain their desired results, while other’s require a combination of several options to achieve their desired look. When using a combination of both a dermal filler and volumizer, this is often referred to as a “liquid face lift.”
To learn more about facial fillers and volumizer, contact Face n Body Cosmetic Surgery for a consultation.