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
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
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
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
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.