If you’ve been considering dermal fillers to restore lost volume and plump up some of the deeper folds and wrinkles you may have, you have a lot of options. One great choice is Restylane, which has been on the U.S. market since 2003. It was actually the first filler approved by the FDA that contains hyaluronic acid, which is a substance under the skin that gives it a fresh, youthful appearance. In particular, this type of filler uses non-animal sourced hyaluronic acid, which means it may pose less of a risk of allergic reactions for some people.
In addition, you’re probably aware that not all fillers are created equal in terms of the type of cosmetic results you can expect. Some are a bit more firm than others, which make them great for specific areas of the face that need more volume. Others are softer, which will give a supple, almost “pillow-y” result. By discussing your goals with an experienced doctor, you can pinpoint which of the fillers is the right choice for you. For example, if you want to enhance your lips, your doctor will likely recommend a more flexible choice such as Restylane. As it’s a softer type of filler, it’s perfect for giving the lips a pouty look, as well as giving the cheeks that soft, rounded, youthful appearance.
You’ll be able to discuss all of your goals and any concerns you may have during a consultation with your doctor, after which you’ll be able to make an informed decision about what type of filler is ideal for you.