How to Choose a Dermal Filler for You

Aging, or at least the signs of, are no longer something you have to accept as written in stone, thanks to the advances in cosmetic medicine. One of the ways to restore youthful appearance to your face, reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet and other imperfections, especially around the eyes and the mouth is by using dermal fillers.

There are numerous types of fillers in the market today, so it’s not surprising that you might feel a little overwhelmed when looking at your options for the first time. Should you go for the most expensive one, the most advertised one, or, maybe for the cheapest option, just as a test?

Where Do You Need Fillers the Most?

Take a good look at yourself in the mirror. Look particularly for any areas that you think could use the most improvement. That is where the dermal filler will come in. Perhaps your skin has lost volume, or you have started getting wrinkles.

Once you know what areas on your face you need to treat, it will be much easier to pick the dermal filler that suits you.

Understand Your Options

Like I said earlier in this post, there are many different types of dermal fillers. Of course, you won’t have to use half of them, (just one or two will be enough), but you still need to know your options.

• Collagen – 3-6 months
• Hyaluronic acid – 1 year
• Calcium hydoxylapatite – 2 years or longer

Of course, the longer the effect of the dermal filler, the more expensive it will be, so keep that in mind.

Understand the Procedure

Understanding the procedure is also important when choosing dermal fillers, as there are some differences here as well.

Depending on the filler, Dr. Jacobs may first either apply a topical cream or inject an anesthetic in order to numb the part of your face she will inject the filler into.

The filler will then be injected, via a small needle, into any lines, scars or wrinkles.

Consult with Your Physician

Finally, you should also consult with Dr. Jacobs about the best dermal filler for you. She can tell you more about how the procedure works, the recovery time for each type of dermal fillers, possible side effects (if any) and, of course, the cost.

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