A Filler for Every Concern: A Guide

With how popular injectable treatments have become, it’s pretty likely that you’ve at least heard of one or two options. It can be overwhelming, though, once you start to look further— that’s because there are a lot of different brands and uses. Dermal filler treatments are constantly evolving with off-label methods and trials, but there are still some tried and true indications when it comes to these injectables. Here’s a quick guide to get you started.

Nasolabial folds

These can be some of the most prominent wrinkles on the face, whether due to aging or genetics, and they’re sometimes called parentheses lines or nasolabial folds. They usually run from the base of the nostrils and down past the corner of the mouth, and they can cause the lower face to look heavy and drawn. Juvéderm™ Vollure is a dermal filler that is formulated to add volume to this area, softening the lines and filling in wrinkles around the nose and mouth. This injectable can last up to 18 months.

Lips

Dermal fillers for the lips have become a highly popular treatment due to the preference for big, luscious lips recently. This can be one of the first areas to lose volume as we age, sometimes leaving the lips flat and thin. Juvéderm™ Volbella is designed to add subtle volume in this area to create more projection and shape, as well as fill in vertical lip lines (sometimes called lipstick lines). These injections can be a safe and effective alternative to costly lip implant surgeries, although your results can last up to one year.

Cheeks

As the name implies, Juvéderm™ Voluma is designed to add more volume than other injectable options. This is because it’s indicated to be used as a deep injection underneath the skin of the cheeks, where facial definition can be lost as aging occurs. Because this injection is formulated to hold up under the thick skin of the cheeks, it can last up to two years, which makes it one of the longest-lasting injectable options on the market.

There are a lot of options when it comes to achieving the look you want, and the best way to determine which is best for you is through a consultation with Dr. Ortegon and our professional aesthetic staff. Contact our San Antonio office to schedule your appointment and begin your treatment journey.

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