When researching different fillers in order to rejuvenate the skin and achieve a younger and more pleasing look it can be extremely confusing due to the multiple types of fillers available. A quick search will produce names such as Juvederm XC, Juvederm Voluma XC, Restylane and Restylane Silk which to the uninitiated is extremely confusing.
The first thing to know when researching fillers is that different types may be suitable for different parts of the face. The face can be thought of as consisting of four different components in relation to fillers. There is the structural support, such as cheekbones, the muscle layer which is responsible for facial expressions, the soft tissue layer which is the fat and tissue which help to build volume and finally the skin which is on top of all these underlying layers.
Every injectable filler has a different set of physiochemical properties and is suitable for a different part of the face. However, what most people are after is an increase in volume to smooth out wrinkles, particularly around the nose, cheeks and eyes, and achieve a more youthful look.
For this the ideal filler is Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid. Juvederm is made out of a molecule which is naturally found in the skin. The major advantage of this is that it is inherently suited to us and causes little to no adverse reaction. As a result, this is an ideal treatment for first time patients and it can be injected almost anywhere in the face to add volume and shape, such as the nasolabial lines, cheeks, lips, eyelids, eyebrows, forehead lines and nose.
Furthermore, if a patient is unhappy with the results then Juvederm can easily be reversed by using the enzyme hyaluronidase. This essentially melts away the filler and is a quick fix if the results aren’t as expected.
Best of all, injecting Juvederm takes very little time and is a fairly painless procedure thanks to a small amount of anesthetic in the injection and the results are almost instantaneous.