Selecting the Ideal Dermal Filler for Your Needs

Dermal fillers are a popular skin treatment method for various skin-related concerns today. However, with so many different types available, it can be tricky to understand which one works best for you. Various factors come into play, such as your specific concern, budget, what suits you, etc. Consulting with a Dermatology Forest Hills expert is the best way to choose a filler. 

The best thing about dermal fillers is that the process is non-invasive and quick. You can rejuvenate your face and gain back your youth without downtime. Choosing the filler type is as important as choosing the right physician for the job. Here are a few steps to choose the right filler for your needs. 

Selecting the ideal dermal filler for your needs

  • Determine the cause of the issue. 

While the main reasons to get dermal fillers are usually to get rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging, it is important to know the underlying causes to determine the best dermal filler for your needs. For example, botox is injected into target areas to alleviate wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements. On the other hand, Juvederm and Restylane are used for wrinkles and fine lines that come with age. 

  • Determine your skin condition. 

It is important to determine the specific condition to regulate the amount of dermal filler and the injection techniques to be used during the procedure. To choose a suitable dermal filler, your dermatologist will account for various factors, such as your lifestyle habits, age, and wrinkle depth. Some additional considerations may include sun damage, moles, pigmentation issues, scars, and visible signs of skin damage. 

  • Determine the skin concerns you want to address. 

Different dermal fillers work for different skin concerns. Therefore, deciding beforehand which issues you want to fix before you see a doctor is important. Examples of common skin concerns that people usually come to fix at a dermatology clinic include the following: 

  • Under eye lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Chin wrinkles and fine lines
  • Lost volume in the lips
  • Marionette lines
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Lost volume in the cheeks

  • Determine the extent of your commitment. 

If you are undergoing dermal fillers for the first time, you may want to go for a temporary procedure rather than a permanent one to determine whether you like the results. Other people may opt for permanent treatments to avoid frequent visits to the clinic. Botox lasts about 3-4 months, while Juvederm does for up to 9 months. Sculptra can last for 2 years or more. 

Dr. David K Simson
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.