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How to Choose the Right Filler for Your Goals

How to Choose the Right Filler for Your Goals

Soft-tissue fillers, also known as dermal fillers or fillers, took second place in the top-5 most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in 2021-22, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Botox® and other botulinum-toxin injectable therapies held the number-one slot.

Injectable dermal fillers are popular for a reason: They quickly transform and rejuvenate your face without a single stitch. When administered by a trained medical specialist, fillers smooth out wrinkles, lift and firm sagging skin, and compensate for the volume lost to aging.

At Enrich Family Practice in Odessa, Texas, our expert nurse practitioners use Belotero Balance® and Radiesse® to rejuvenate and recontour faces, hands, and lips. But which filler is best for you? We have your answer here.

Do you want instantly dramatic results?

If you’d like to leave our office with instant volume to recontour your face, then the Belotero Balance collection of dermal fillers is your best choice. Belotero is a soft gel that contains a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid (HA). 

Your skin produces plenty of HA when you’re young, keeping your skin firm and tight.

As you age, however, you lose collagen, elastin, fat — and HA. 

When we inject areas of volume depletion with Belotero, they instantly plump up and smooth out. We administer Belotero to improve the look of:

We may combine Belotero with a neuromodulator like Botox for even more dramatic results. The combination helps smooth and lift your skin for a liquid facelift.

Even if you don’t need to rejuvenate your face or replace lost volume, you may want to plump up your lips or reveal more of the vermilion (i.e., red portion). Depending on your desires, we add just a small amount of Belotero, which gives your lips a glossy and natural look. Or, if you want to call attention to your pout, we add extra volume.

After your treatment, you’re ready to go. You may experience a little redness, swelling, or soreness at the injection site for a day or two. Belotero can last for up to six months before you need a touch-up.

Do you want long-lasting help for your lower face or hands?

Another type of dermal filler doesn’t just replace the missing volume in your face, lips, or hands or add the volume you wish you’d been born with. Instead, it triggers neocollagenesis in your skin. A collagen-stimulating dermal filler such as Radiesse provides its most dramatic long-term results.

Radiesse is an aqueous gel that contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. These microspheres produce a slightly irritating effect in the deeper layers of your skin. In response, your skin produces new collagen and elastin, almost like an oyster creating a pearl in response to the irritation of a grain of sand.

When we inject Radiesse into your skin, the CaHA microspheres form a matrix upon which the new collagen and elastin build themselves. Over time, the microspheres break down and are absorbed by your body. In their place, though, are the strands of collagen and elastin that now compose the matrix.

This new collagen and elastin matrix keeps your skin firm and thick for a year or more. Radiesse works best restoring volume in the lower portion of the face, such as:

Radiesse was the first dermal filler to earn FDA approval for rejuvenating hands. If you’re troubled by thin skin, visible veins, and protruding tendons on your hands, Radiesse plumps and smooths them to look years younger. 

You see immediate results after your treatment at Enrich Family Practice. However, since Radiesse works with your body’s collagen production process, the more dramatic results occur over the next weeks to months as your skin builds a new collagen matrix to support your skin.

Are you still unsure?

The good news is that you don’t have to choose the best filler. When you come for a consultation at Enrich Family Practice, our aesthetic experts examine your face, take a detailed medical history, and ask you explicit questions about your goals.

Based on this information, we devise a customized plan to help you recontour your face, lips, hands, or all of the above! We then recommend the right fillers that serve each goal and possible neuromodulators to enhance their effects.

Say goodbye to wrinkles, loose skin, aging hands, and thin lips by booking your filler consultation and treatment today. Contact us by phone at 432-200-9052 or use our online form.

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