DERMAL FILLERS 101
A Beginners Guide To Fillers
There is a common misconception that dermal fillers and Botox® are the same or that they can treat the same issues, when in actuality they each serve their own purposes and using either incorrectly could result in an unflattering look.
First thing’s first, different dermal fillers with different densities and properties are used to treat specific concerns and areas of the face. You can also refer to our Treatment Areas page for a more in depth look at all the treatable areas. Fillers are used to restore lost volume and contour the face, they can be used to define your jawline, fill the hollows under your eyes, non-surgical nose job, non-surgical brow lift, cheek bone definition and of course plump lips and fill wrinkles.
Typically, softer formulas are used to plump the lips while firmer formulas are used for sculpting areas like the bridge of the nose or the cheek bones. In addition, firmer fillers are used to penetrate deeper layers of the dermis to treat more severe wrinkles, like marionette lines that have been left untreated for a period of time.
Sometimes, different formulations are used in combination with each other in order to achieve an end result that is virtually undetectable and natural looking. The lifespan of these different formulas also varies, with firmer fillers lasting longer than softer fillers however, they are not interchangeable as some treatments will require one solution over the other.
When considering dermal fillers, it’s important to see an experienced practitioner, either a nurse or a doctor that has experience specifically with dermal fillers. Not all professionals are created equal and it’s imperative that the person injecting your face understands facial anatomy and which solutions are best for your unique concerns. We encourage you to contact The Pout Clinic for an in depth, free consultation to address all your questions and walk you through the process of cosmetic dermal fillers.