Dermal Fillers Boston
There are so many options for facial fillers these days and we are bombarded by these options all over the media. You see their ads on the television, hear about them on the radio, and read about them in your favorite magazine. So, what’s the real story? Basically, the goal is the same – to smooth away unsightly facial grooves and wrinkles – and just the actual products vary slightly.
Some injectable fillers are a form of hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the body. The products are placed in the dermis to gently fill in lines and grooves on the face. Restylane® and Versa® are perfect for the lips and nasolabial folds but can also be used in the marionette lines, cheeks, and many other areas. Fillers typically lasts anywhere between 4-12 months (without a touch-up treatment). Many patients elect to have a touch-up treatment about 6-8 months following their initial treatment and see their full correction for over a year!
Juvederm® is most commonly used for the lips, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Some people say that the product is slightly smoother than some of the other fillers on the market – like a smooth gel – and prefer it for use in the lips. There are two versions of the Juvéderm®, Ultra and Ultra Plus. Patients find that Juvéderm® Ultra typically lasts 6-8 months while Juvéderm® Ultra Plus can last more than 12 months (most results vary between 8-12 months). Juvéderm® has been approved by the FDA for facial wrinkles and comes in a formula with lidocaine! Similar to Restylane®, swelling and/or bruising are the most common side effects usually lasting for 12-48 hours following the treatment.
What’s right for you? Make an appointment with Dr. Spiegel at our Boston, MA office to discuss your options and find the best fit for you! Call (617-566-3223) or email ([email protected]) us!