Why Are There So Many Dermal Fillers?

IStock 1134019997 1Generally speaking, we like having options in life. However, there is a thing as overload. For those who want to enhance their appearance or correct the signs of aging, the abundance of dermal filler products may feel overwhelming. Often, products are referred to only as their brand name. Juvéderm and Restylane are two examples. When faced with the truth that there are several unique products within each of these lines, some people may become more apprehensive than excited. We would like to prevent this as much as possible.

If you are considering injectable treatment to address cosmetic concerns and goals, know that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. The team at Sobel Skin in New York City has been using various dermal fillers for many years. We rely on our knowledge and expertise to help each patient understand how we can help them achieve the outcome they desire. Here, we discuss a few of the different Juvéderm and Restylane products to help you see why, when it comes to dermal fillers, more options can be highly advantageous.

Juvéderm Ultra Plus & Vollure – Restylane® Refyne & Restylane Defyne

Juvéderm and Restylane are similar because they are made with hyaluronic acid. This naturally-occurring sugar adds volume to the skin by tethering to water molecules. A benefit of this ingredient is that it can be reversed if you were to want to return to your natural tissue fullness. Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Vollure, and Restylane® Refyne and Defyne are all made of cross-linked hyaluronic acid particles. This processing technique sustains hyaluronic acid in tissue for several months. Second-generation fillers like Vollure, Refyne, and Defyne are made to be soft and flexible, making them popular for filling lines around the nose and mouth.

Juvéderm Voluma & Restylane® Lyft

These hyaluronic acid products are formulated for the mid-face. Their gel consistency is thicker and thereby suitable for deeper insertion beneath the skin. Having more structural cohesivity, both of these products can sustain more youthful cheek contours for up to two years.

Juvéderm Volbella & Restylane® Silk

Volbella and Silk are newer products made specifically for lip enhancement. They are soft and supple due to a thinner gel consistency. Having less density, these products are suitable for correcting the fine lines that develop around the mouth. They can add subtle volume increase in the body of the lips, as well.

Come visit our Park Avenue office in NYC to discuss what dermal fillers are right for you. Schedule your appointment at 212.288.0060.