Which Dermal Filler Should I Choose?
With the variety of dermal fillers available on the market today, it can be difficult
to know which one will provide the best results for your particular needs. If you
are looking for a filler that is long-lasting, offers smooth natural-looking results and
comes with no commitment, do your research, and you’ll be sure to make the right
When it comes to long-lasting fillers, there are three options: Juvederm Voluma XC, Radiesse and Sculptra. While Radiesse lasts for about a year, results from Voluma and Sculptra are visible for two years. Of the three, only Voluma is reversible if desired. With the other two fillers, if you change your mind after treatment, time is the only thing that will remove the product.
Of course, the most important aspect of any filler treatment is the result – you want it to be natural and beautiful. Radiesse is a thick product and tends to feel harder under the skin. It often results in lumps and bumps and leads to bruising and swelling at the site of injection. Sculptra is a product that needs to be injected during multiple treatments and can also lead to bumps under the skin called nodules. These can be noticeable and even painful in the treated area.
Juvederm Voluma (“Voluma”) is a product that has recently been made available in the United States, although it’s been popular in Europe, Australia and South America for many years. Voluma is a soft, pliable product that causes little bruising at injection and offers natural-looking results that are as smooth as the filler itself and last for 24 months. Additionally, Juvederm Voluma is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component of human skin and is well tolerated by the body. Both Radiesse and Sculptra are synthetic substances used to mock skin’s natural fullness and as a result can lead to problems with irritation. In the selection of a dermal filler, many products offer safe, long-lasting results, but to recapture natural beauty, Juvederm Voluma is the clear choice.
If you still have questions about which dermal filler is right for you, contact us for a complimentary consultation in Tampa.