What are Hyluronic Acid Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid fillers were the first fillers on the market in the United States, and the pioneering formula. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body. In regard to fillers, this is a broad term encompassing various different brands and manufacturers. All hyaluronic acid fillers are based in hyaluronic acid. Therefore, the chance of having an allergic reaction is greatly reduced. Additionally, it is safe and easily dissolvable with hyaluronidase if desired. This makes this class of filler one of the most popular and safest types available.
Comparing Hyaluronic Fillers
There are many similarities among the different types of hyaluronic acid fillers, as well as a few differences, all of which can help Dr. Jennifer Janiga and Darci Page, NP-C select which one is right for you and for the specific area of your face or body that you would like to treat.
The main similarity is that they are all based in hyaluronic acid, which is similar among species, safe, and dissolvable. Most of the manufacturers make hyaluronic acid of different thicknesses, thus providing a wide variety of formulas for all the different areas of the face and body.
The differences among the hyaluronic acid fillers are very detailed, but generally they revolve around the thickness of the product and the longevity of the results. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be thin, medium, or thick. Depending on the product chosen, they can last between 6 and 24 months.
Your practitioner will choose a specific filler based on the area that you would like treated, and your specific anatomy in that area. For example, thin fillers such as Volbella or Boletero are placed in the tear troughs to help the hollowing under the eyes. Thin fillers are also usually placed in the lips, this includes products like Boletero, Juvéderm Ultra, Volbella, Restylane, or Restylane Silk. In the nasolabial folds a medium thickness filler is usually placed, and the choices here are Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Restylane Lift, and Vollure. Thicker products, such as Restylane Lift and Voluma, can be used for temples and cheekbones as well as the jowl line for structural improvements in these areas. There are even uses for hyaluronic acid fillers off the face, including products that can be used for the crepey skin on the chest as well as the aging on the top of the hands.
Schedule a Consultation
Hyaluronic acid fillers are the main staple of facial rejuvenation and revolumization in the United States, and there are many options to choose from to best fit your needs. Meet with your board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist to decide which filler is best for you and for the specific area that you are trying to treat. At Janiga MDs in Reno, NV, Dr. Jennifer Janiga and Darci Page, NP-C are highly qualified to help you make the right choice for you. To get started, call our office today or fill out our online form.