What Dermal Filler is Right for you?

The older we get, the more we have to get used to wrinkles and lines as a reality instead of just a far-off concept. Fortunately, there’s no need to just sit back and take the lines life throws at you. Of course, you should always reduce the impact of age on your skin just by having a daily skincare regimen using quality moisturizers and lotions. However, some lines just aren’t going to go away by moisturizing. That’s when you can turn to dermal fillers in order to soften away and even eliminate those crow’s feet. Read on to figure out what type of dermal filler is the right one for your skin.

Are you trying to reduce moderate to severe lines?

As your skin ages, it loses its youthful elasticity, which is what causes it to sag and form wrinkled. Two options for getting rid of moderate or severe lines are Botox® and Juvéderm®. The former, of course, is one of the better known names when it comes to dermal fillers, having been used to reduce wrinkles ever since the eighties. While it’s most commonly injected in the forehead, Botox® can also easily be used to reduce neck wrinkles and crow’s feet. The treatment lasts for as long as four months, and is an excellent option for deep or tricky facial wrinkles.

Juvéderm®’s active formula consists of hyaluronic acid, a chemical that naturally occurs in the body, and so enlists your skin’s own abilities to fight wrinkles. The acid naturally hydrates your skin, keeping it moisturized. Its use is especially popular when it comes to smoothing laugh lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth.

Are you trying to add volume?

If you’re looking to plump up your lips or sunken cheeks, opt for Juvéderm® Voluma to get an instantly youthful yet subtle lift. In fact, this product can also be used as a light version of a facelift, with results that can even last for two entire years. An FDA approved filler, Juvéderm® Voluma is a product that not only easily restores volume to cheeks that have been robbed of it by age, but is actually approved for this particular use.

Are you looking for an overall facelift?

A facelift can do wonders for taking years off your face. Radiesse® is a popular dermal filler for this purpose. It can be used throughout the facial area to stimulate the skin to create new collagen around the site of injection. It’s another FDA approved product, and comes highly recommended for facial contouring.  The treatment lasts for an entire year.

Radiesse® also works wonders for reducing the laxity of skin that has begun to sag. It’s an alternative to both Botox (Radiesse® is less likely to cause an allergic reaction in recipients), and to Juvéderm® Voluma as it can be used to increase volume all around the face.

If you’re only looking for contouring around the mouth and lower jaw line, you could opt for Belotero Balance® instead.

At Cloud 9 Medi Spa, we focus on non-surgical facial rejuvenation. By using Botoxand dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Radiesse, you can achieve a more youthful appearance and fresher look with little or no down-time, and at a fraction of the cost of surgery. This can all be done without having a frozen or overdone look. We offer complimentary consultations,and carry multiple lines of skin care products that can help keep your skin healthy and looking beautiful. Call us and book your consultation today! 909-792-3223