At Buffalo Aesthetics, we get a lot of questions regarding dermal fillers, use, and ideal options. Each case is dependent on the client and what aesthetic goals they are trying to achieve.

 

Flow Characteristics of Fillers:

High Lift/low Spread: Firm, more tissue lifting, contouring, firmer, tissue support, less spread

Low Lift/High Spread: Soft, tissue spreading, moves with the face, natural look, less palpable. 

 

Generic Name: Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Brand Name: Radiesse

Non-permanent

Found naturally in human bones, but is biosynthetically produced. Low risk of allergic reaction.

Use: moderate to severe creases, cheek enhancement, and areas of volume loss

Signature: produce natural results, filler doesn’t migrate, with minimal side effects.

Characteristics: Less Spread, More Lift

 

General Name: Hyaluronic Acid

Brand Names: Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane

Non-permanent

Found naturally in your body, especially in soft tissue and skin.

Use:  mild, moderate, and severe wrinkles

Signature: Most popular, reversible, non-permanent.

Characteristic: Moderate spread and lift, dependent on individual product

 

General Name: Polylactic Acid

Brand Name: Sculptra

Semi-permanent

Synthetic dermal filler that stimulates your body to produce collagen.

Use: Laugh lines, plump thin lips, treat nasolabial folds.

Signature: doesn’t produce immediate results, stimulates the bodies own production gradually over time. Require 3 monthly treatments with occasional touch-up.

 

Generic Name: Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA)

Brand Name: Bellafill

Semi-permanent

Synthetic dermal filler often used instead of collagen replacement therapy.

Use: medium to deep wrinkles, folds, and furrows.

Signature: requires special technique using threading and tunneling methods for applications.

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