Question: I am curious about injectable fillers, mainly because I would love the treatments without surgery! ? What types of fillers are there? Are different fillers used for different areas of the face?
Answer: Dermal fillers are great and luckily in the US, most of the FDA approved fillers are pretty safe fillers. Many more filler options are available in Europe and Canada but many are unsafe fillers. Here in the US, the most commonly used fillers are Hyaluronic Acid fillers like Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane. Radiesse is bone cement and Artefill is the only permanent filler in the US. Collagen is still available. Most patients choose Restylane or Juvederm or Perlane and depending the area being filled. I like Restylane for tear troughs. I like Juvederm Ultra and Restylane for fuller lips. I like Perlane and Juvederm Ultra Plus for the cheeks.