Different types of fillers and wrinkle treatments

Posted on February 24, 2017 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Did you know that you can look years younger just by having some work done on your face? Injectable

wrinkle fillers can take years away from your features giving you a youthful look for as long as you need. The procedure takes less than half an hour and just needs to be re-done when the effects wear off after a few months. Depending on the fillers and procedure you opt for, you may be able to rock a younger look for a year at most.

Some of the common wrinkle fillers you can opt for include:

Autologous fillers

These fillers are made from fat that is taken from the patient’s own body and which is then injected into the face. Autologous fillers are considered to be the safest ones since they are free of allergens. In other words, if you have any kind of allergy, it might be best to opt for this treatment. However, if you are not comfortable with the procedure, you can always opt for others such as:

Hydrolic acid fillers

These are considered to be one of the most common wrinkle fillers and there are several types available. Each application can last you for about a year at most and it is also known to stimulate collagen, a substance in the skin that allows it to heal itself.

Synthetic fillers

As the name implies, this filler is artificial in nature and while it is commonly used, there are some pros and cons to it that you have to be vary of. For instance, even though it can be used to fill in wrinkles permanently, the filler can shift with time thus disfiguring the face. However, this can be prevented from happening if the filler is tested on the patient first before the entire procedure is conducted. This way the plastic surgeon can determine whether it will suit you or not.

Collagen fillers

These are the first ever fillers that were used for wrinkle treatments but collagen fillers do not last as long as other fillers. However, what it lacks in longevity it more than makes for in results. These give a more natural look compared to other types of fillers and come in 2 forms. Some come from animal fat which is processed to eliminate risks of infection. The second is made from synthetic varieties of collagen but choose one after consulting your surgeon. Not every filler will work on you after all and the plastic surgeon is the best one to tell you which one can.

In fact, not every wrinkle filler can target each wrinkle on your face as effectively as it can others. For the best results and to minimize risks, you need to know which one can suit your face. This is why you should have them administered by a board certified surgeon such as Dr. Poulous who has had years of experience in the procedure.

For more information about her and the procedures, call the clinic today and set up an appointment.