If you’ve researched New Orleans antiaging treatments or read a beauty magazine in the last decade, you probably know about dermal fillers. Juvéderm and similar products can be injected into the face to replace lost volume and literally “fill in” wrinkles. What else is there to know? Actually, quite a lot!
Fillers aren’t just for wrinkles
Dermal fillers can also:
- Improve the appearance of depressed acne scars
- Add fullness to thin or sunken cheeks
- Correct asymmetry or unsightly shape of the nose
- Shape thin lips
- Fill sunken temples
- Define the jaw line
Fillers aren’t just for your face
Your hands are one of the first areas to show signs of age. As the skin becomes thinner, veins become visible and hands acquire a boney appearance. Dermal fillers are fantastic for non-surgical hand rejuvenation. In fact, Radiesse is specifically FDA approved for hands.
The difference is more than a brand name
There are many dermal fillers on the market. You might think they are essentially different brands of the same thing. That’s not the case. Juvéderm is formulated with hyaluronic acid, a
substance naturally present in skin, so there is minimal risk of having an adverse reaction. It stands apart from other hyaluronic acid products due to a high degree of cross-linking, which gives it a smooth texture and resiliency.
Does this mean Juvéderm is better? Sometimes it is. Sometimes Restylane is better, or Sculptra, or… Every filler has distinctive qualities. There is no single “best” brand that will give great results in all applications. Instead, the best results are achieved by matching the unique needs of the patient, and of the treatment area, with the most appropriate product. These products all perform best in the hands of an experienced board certified dermatologist with an artistic eye.
Fillers can’t do it all
Not all wrinkles are caused by volume loss. Therefore, not all wrinkles can be filled. Products such as Juvéderm are often combined with Botox® or other treatments for comprehensive anti-aging.