You’ve heard about new facial fillers such as Juvederm Volbella® or Restylane Refyne®. Your doctor or nurse injector has many fillers in their tool box. How do they know which ones to use? What fillers are the longest lasting and what should you know about each facial filler. When you’re planning on getting fillers for your lips, smile lines, temples or cheek area its important to be well informed.
The most common fillers are Hyaluronic acid, HA is a natural substance found in your body. These fillers are easily dissolved with Hyaluronidase if you are overfilled, have complications or don’t like the way it looks. However, it’s important your injector knows how to use this product, as too much can dissolve your natural tissue, this is not permanent.
I’ve tried all the Hyaluronic acid fillers on the market today. I’ve been injected by the most skilled plastic surgeons, dermatologists and nurse injectors. I still experience swelling, bruising and have had fillers dissolved. Recently, I tried newer fillers like Juvederm Vollure ®, Juvederm Volbella® as well as Restylane Refyne® and Restylane Defyne®. My body breaks down fillers rapidly, therefore some fillers have a shorter duration. Due to different technologies and your body’s chemistry some fillers may cause more swelling and bruising than other fillers. Expect swelling and bruising especially with lip and under the eye fillers.
I thought it was time to update this post, since so many of my readers have sent me questions over the years.
I first had Juvederm injected in my eye hollows causing lumps, bumps, swelling and much bruising. The Juvederm was dissolved with Wydaise and replaced with Restylane which worked beautifully. The Restylane lasted around 12 months in my tear trough area. Note that the duration of fillers will differ from one patient to the next.
Filling Hollow Eyes- What’s new?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
Since the FDA approval this year of Allergan’s JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XCthere is shift in the philosophy among some dermatologists and plastic surgeons about how to treat the tear trough area.
Volumna is the latest FDA approved filler product in the family of HYALURONIC ACID. What’s new and exciting about this filler is that is it lasts up to 24 months it can be dissolved if necessary. Volumna gives you instant volume to the cheek area, therefore in some cases eliminating the need to fill the eye hollows. By injecting Volumna is the upper cheek area, the doctor can place it close to the bony orbital rim that is usually volume depleted in hollow eyes. This is great option because it lasts for up to 24 months and not only are you plumping and lifting your cheeks, but it may eliminate the hollow area under eyes as well.
Volumna costs more than a one syringe of Juvederm, however over the long-term it ends being less expensive due to its longevity. A syringe of Volumna costs on an average of $1,000 per syringe as compared to $625 for one syringe of Juvederm or Restylane.
Restylane is still used for filling the tear troughs and works better for this area than Juvederm Ultra– not to be confused with Volumna.(more…)