Everyone has a unique skin type. Some suffer from acne and scarring. Others have deep-set wrinkles, while you might deal with fine lines around the mouth. The same principle applies to fillers: there are many different options to fulfill different needs. If you are considering a facial filler procedure, continue reading to find out which one is right for you.
What Fillers are on the Market?
Currently, there are a few main types of fillers available that can ease the appearance of aging and minimize fine lines and wrinkles on the face. They are:
- Lightweight hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers that smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the lips, on the cheeks, and frown.
- Heavy HA fillers that can be used to add volume to the cheeks and hands.
- Versatile HA fillers that are great for smoothing out moderate to deep wrinkles and acne scars and can be used to add volume to the lips as well.
- Specifically designed fillers that are FDA-approved for deep volume correction and wrinkles.
- Collagen stimulating fillers that help build your own collagen for longer lasting results.
Once you’ve identified what course of treatment is best for you, you should then consider a few other factors before committing to any specific filler. The first three factors you should consider before undergoing any procedure are:
- Where is the filler going?
- How long will each filler last?
- What cost are you comfortable with spending?
Where is the Filler Going?
It can be tempting to point to several different areas on your face that you may want treatment. Because each filler is designed to achieve a specific look and outcome, it is important that you, as a patient, are able to clearly state your needs; so that, the best products to achieve your needs can be chosen for injection.
How Long will each Filler Last?
Every filler has an approximate shelf life before a second treatment is recommended. This is where your budget comes in as well as the importance of value. There are fillers that have long-lasting results ranging from six months to a year.
What Costs are You Comfortable Spending?
Naturally, there is a price difference for each type of filler, with most costing between $500 and $1000 per syringe. Fillers are quantified by syringe, and you may need several syringes to achieve your desired results. When considering your budget, take into account not only the up-front charge but also how frequently you should expect to come in for continued maintenance.