Figuring out Which Dermal Filler Is Right for You

Dermal fillers have become an integral part of cosmetic medicine, especially for women and men who are not ready for surgery. They are quickly becoming popular cosmetic treatments, with over a million patients receiving them annually. 

At Sandel Duggal Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in Annapolis, we offer dermal fillers to help patients restore facial volume and youthful appearances. But which one is best for your cosmetic goals and lifestyle? 

Is This Your First Time?

When test-driving a product, it’s always reassuring to know you can reverse the effects if necessary. If you aren’t satisfied with the results of your hyaluronic acid-based fillers, you can get them dissolved with the enzyme hyaluronidase. This factor allows patients to push the reset button on their outcome. If you expect you may wish to reverse your results, choose Juvéderm and Restylane. 

How Long Do You Want the Results to Last?

Hyaluronic acid fillers last between six months and two years. Radiesse products last 12 to 18 months. Juvéderm results are for six to 18 months, and Restylane lasts from six months to a year. Sculptra will last up to two years. 

However, remember the term “up to” is subjective. Some patients may experience their results for that time, but the product’s effect could be shorter. Your body will start breaking down the filler as soon as it enters the treatment site. Each patient has a different metabolism, so product duration differs from person to person. 

To continue enjoying your results, you must return for periodic maintenance treatments before the results diminish. The timeframe between injections will depend on how long your body takes to break down the product. 

Subtle or Dramatic Results?

Different filler products vary in formulations, longevity, and outcomes. What look are you after? It’s critical to communicate your goals to Dr. Sandel. Patient expectations are vital for successful results. Depending on how subtle or dramatic you want to go, he may suggest a specific facial filler or another procedure altogether. 

For example, many younger women want to boost their lip volume for plump, sensual lips with lip enhancements. They like the popular keyhole pout or Cupid’s bow. Dr. Sandel likes thinner products like Restylane Kysse for excellent lip definition and volume. 

Combining Dermal Filler Treatment With Other Procedures

For patients who wish to incorporate dermal fillers with a comprehensive cosmetic enhancement, Dr. Sandel can combine filler injections with surgical or non-surgical treatments. You may want to consider a facelift or eyelid surgery, or perhaps improve dynamic wrinkles with Botox or Dysport

Start the Process Today

Sandel Duggal Plastic Surgery and Medspa offers a full range of cosmetic treatments under the expert management of board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Henry Sandel and Dr. Claire DuggalContact us today to schedule an consultation in Annapolis.