What Kinds of Dermal Fillers are Available?
Levy Dermatology offers several filler options, so we can always provide you with the best choice for your aesthetic goals.
The Juvederm® family of fillers includes formulations for the lips and mouth area, cheeks, nasolabial creases, and other areas of the face. They use hyaluronic acid, a molecule naturally found in the skin, to enhance volume.
Another family of hyaluronic acid fillers, Restylane® products, add volume to the cheeks, lips, and other areas. They also smooth out lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Radiesse® uses calcium hydroxylapatite, a mineral found in bones and teeth. As a filler, it comes suspended in a water-based gel to make it soft, flexible, and resilient, especially suited to lines and wrinkles of the lower face. It also stimulates collagen production for longer-lasting volume and enhancement.
The hyaluronic acid filler Belotero® BALANCE targets nasolabial folds, but it works well for most deep lines and wrinkles. The gel formula holds up to even deeply etched lines and wrinkles for smooth, natural-looking results.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers last anywhere from six to eighteen months. Very active areas such as the lips and around the mouth will have shorter-lasting filler results than more stationary areas like the cheeks. Radiesse® lasts longer because it stimulates collagen production, and this collagen can remain and continue to provide volume and firmness after the filler has been removed from the body.