Types of dermal fillers
There are many different types of dermal fillers, and each kind is unique in its chemical makeup, results, longevity, and what it best addresses. Fillers can be permanent non-autologous (like Sculptra®) or autologous, or temporary (like Restylane® and Juvederm®).
Softer fillers are used in the lips, for example, while sturdier fillers might be desired to enhance cheekbones. During your consultation, we will determine together what the best type of dermal filler is for your specific areas of concern and aesthetic goals.
At Austin Face & Body, we use Juvederm and Restylane, which are both FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, cheek augmentation, lip enhancement, and correction of age-related mid-face contour deficiencies. Restylane is the number one selling hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler and the most-studied cosmetic filler in the world. The facial fillers we offer are very predictable, and have relatively minimal risks and side effects. The differences between the types of dermal fillers have to do with thickness, cross-linkage, and longevity. In general, the thicker the filler, the better it will fill creases.