How can dermal fillers help me?
Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally existing substance in our skin that absorbs water. Dermal fillers are used to plump up the skin, even out wrinkles, and address sagging that occurs with aging.
What are the differences among Juvederm, Volbella, Vollure, and Voluma?
Newer members of the Juvederm family that start with “Vol” are cross-linked differently and last longer than Juvederm XC and Juvederm Ultra. This new Vycross technology imparts unique properties.
Both Juvederm XC and Vollure are good at softening smile lines, but Vollure can be injected more deeply to smooth more severe folds, remains soft with less spread, and lasts 18 months rather than 6-12 months.
Volbella is the thinnest most spreadable filler that is ideal for superficial injection into the lips and the tear trough areas, where the skin is thin and where there is a lot of movement.
Voluma is the thickest filler with the least spread. It is injected deeply over the bone in areas needing volume replacement, such as the cheeks and jaw.
What are common concerns about dermal fillers?
Unwanted effects may occur, such as overfilling, swelling, infection, lumps, or vascular compromise if a blood vessel is injected into.
Can dermal fillers be reversed?
Fillers, such as the Juvederm family, that are composed of HA can be dissolved with hyaluronidase.
Other fillers that are not made of HA cannot be removed, but will be absorbed by the body over time.