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Which Facial Filler Is Right For You?

older-woman-in-whiteAs you age, your face loses some of its fullness. This can make you look older and more tired. Fortunately, facial fillers can restore lost volume to the cheeks and other areas of the face. This can restore your youthful appearance, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make you look more awake and energetic.


There are a variety of facial fillers to choose from. Keep reading to learn more about your options.

Common Options

Common facial fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane. These fillers all use hyaluronic acid, which is a chemical produced naturally by your body.


Juvederm is a smooth filler that is often used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases, add fullness to the cheeks, and restore volume to the lips. The results will be noticeable immediately and they can last for up to 9 months depending on the patient.


Restylane is another filler that can be used to treat sensitive areas of the face and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and undefined lips. Resylane is thinner than Perlane which means it may not last quite as long, but it can be used for more sensitive areas.


Perlane is a thicker filler that can be used to add volume to the face and treat creases. Results are immediately visible and usually last 6-9 months.


Each of these treatments has advantages—schedule a consultation to discuss your options and choose a filler that suits your specific beauty goals and lifestyle.

What Can You Expect?

No matter which filler you choose, the procedure will be about the same. The filler will be injected into the target area using a tiny needle. This means you don’t have to worry about scars or incisions. It is a minimally invasive procedure and only takes 30-45 minutes. Topical numbing agents or local anesthetic will be used to prevent pain during the procedure. Most patients only experience minor swelling and discomfort and they can return to their normal activities the same day.


To learn more about facial fillers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Malamet today.