Woman considering different types of wrinkle fillers


We all want younger-looking skin. That’s why more people are looking to wrinkle fillers as a solution. That’s also why we now find several different types of fillers on the market, all designed to reduce the signs of aging.

Here’s what you need to know about the most common types of wrinkle fillers.

Synthetic Fillers

These fillers are man-made, or synthetic, substances that you won’t naturally find in your skin. The fillers that fall into this category have similar potential side effects such as bruising at the injection site, swelling, and redness.

However, the results last longer in some cases than hyaluronic fillers.

Fillers within the synthetic category include:

  • Radiesse
  • Sculptra
  • Silicone

These fillers can be used to plump the lips, reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles, and augment the face.

Hyaluronic Fillers

Hyaluronic acid-based wrinkle fillers are the most common. Each type works a little differently and the results can vary. The most popular fillers in this category are:

  • Voluma
  • Juvederm
  • Restylane

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in your skin. The water-loving molecule can absorb water up to 100 times its weight and plays an important part in retaining your skin’s moisture and volume. These fillers help restore your youthful, plump appearance.

The results of hyaluronic fillers can range from several months up to a year or even more. Limited research suggests that repeated treatments might encourage your body to produce more of its own collagen.

The side effects of hyaluronic wrinkle fillers are minor and very rare but may include redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.

Are Fillers Safe?

Now that you know about the different options of fillers, it’s important to understand that the injections are a medical procedure. At Jefferson Facial Plastics, only our specially trained double board certified physicians administer treatment.

All the different fillers are designed to restore, revitalize, and rejuvenate your skin. The right option for you will depend on your skin type and overall goals.

Scars, lines, wrinkles, and an array of other skin concerns all require different kinds of fillers. By building a basic understanding of how the fillers differ, you can ask your practitioner the right questions. After all, undergoing such treatments may be a big step for you, so it’s worth doing a little research.

Schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.


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