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Choosing the Right Type of Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers can add volume and heft to areas of the face and body that have unfortunately lost these qualities over time. These aspects have contributed to the enduring popularity of these fillers in plastic surgery. Our guide covers tips for choosing the right type of dermal filler.

However, there are so many types of dermal fillers that you might not be able to identify which one would be the most beneficial for your particular condition and aesthetic goals. Having some help in this regard can help you reap the best results from your procedure.

Choosing the Right Type of Dermal Filler

If you’re thinking about receiving dermal filler treatment, take a look at this guide that can help you identify the elements to consider for your situation.

Longevity of the Fillers

You can draw a general line in between the longevity of a dermal filler and the general cost of the filler you select. Dermal fillers that last longer (6 months or longer) tend to be more expensive.

Fillers that are more moderately expensive tend to last in between 3 and 6 months. And even cheaper fillers have smaller windows of efficacy. You can also take into account the nature of the chemicals that the filler contains. This can influence the overall longevity of your filler experience.

Your Budget

There’s quite a bit of variability in terms of the cost of the various types of fillers. As stated before, fillers that last longer tend to be more expensive. You should take some time before requesting treatment to make a budget for your own treatment and try to understand exactly how much financial stress you can take on for your treatment.

Coming to the doctor’s office with a financial plan can help you and your doctor be more informed in terms of the best type of filler to select for your personal situation. This can ultimately help the two of you select the most responsible type of filler for your situation.

The Condition of Your Skin

Your physician will also take into account the condition of your skin prior to applying any dermal fillers. Your physician will observe the depth of the wrinkles in your skin and how much filler will be needed to meet your aesthetic goals. Some of the other elements that your physician will take into account include the following elements:

  • Pigmentation
  • Discoloration
  • Moles
  • Scars
  • Sun damage
  • Other visible signs of skin damage

All of these elements can influence the course of treatment and the exact type of fillers that are used.

Frequency of Injection

The application of dermal fillers is an ongoing process that requires multiple injections. Patients who are the most diligent with this process and receive filler injections in a timely manner usually find themselves with the best results. One of the most important elements in maintaining your results is to return for reinjection prior to your previous injection being fully absorbed by the body.

One way to frame this is that if you receive a 6-month injection, you should return for a reinjection at around the 5-month mark. If you stay consistent with your injections, you will require fewer dermal filler products over time. This is because the body will produce more collagen naturally in response to the filler treatment, meaning that your body adapts to the process.

Your Filler Experience

The physician that you select will also influence your dermal filler experience. Many doctors and physicians have a type of injectable filler that they prefer overall at the expense of others. This is something you should take into consideration, as you can study their history of treatments to give yourself a better idea of what you can expect out of a treatment from any particular treatment.

Consulting with your physician prior to your treatment can help you make the right choice in terms of the physician you decide to work with for your own procedure.

Treatment Areas

Another thing to keep in mind is the particular area of your face that you’re seeking treatment for. Certain fillers work better for different areas of the body. Some of the common areas of treatment include the following parts of the body:

  • Lips
  • Eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • And more

Discussing with your physician which parts of the body you would like to treat can give you a stronger idea of what to expect from your treatment.

The Best Plastic Surgeon in Idaho

Leyngold Institute for Plastic Surgery has the full suite of dermal fillers available for patients interested in giving their appearance an easy update. If you’re interested in discussing with a professional which type of dermal filler would benefit you the most, contact us today in order to schedule an appointment.