Dermal fillers are one of the most popular and effective cosmetic injectables on the market. With so many different variations to choose from, it can be difficult to know what the best dermal fillers are for your patients.
What can dermal fillers be used for?
Before looking at some of the best dermal fillers in the industry, it helps to understand exactly what dermal fillers are and what indications they can be effective in.
Both non-invasive and versatile, dermal fillers are based upon hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found within the human body. Known as a natural humectant, hyaluronic acid can help improve moisture within the skin, smooth fine lines to improve facial contours, add volume, and regulate water balance within the dermis which helps to improve skin quality.
When used in fillers, hyaluronic acid spreads to add volume, smooth the signs of aging, add structure to the treatment area, and even help to address overall skin quality.
Dermal fillers can be used to:
- Reduce the appearance of Scars
- Sculp the Lips
- Address cheek Volume
- Fill Marionette Lines
- Reshape the nose
- Reduce smile lines.
What are the best dermal fillers?
So, what are the best dermal fillers? The answer to this question depends on the indication you are treating.
Dermal fillers can vary in consistency, some are thicker gel-like substances that are usually better suited towards adding volume or enhancing structure; whilst others are thinner and more effective to address signs of aging.
At John Bannon Pharmacy, we have a wide selection of industry-leading dermal fillers, including Teoxane, Juvéderm, and Restylane. Each brand offers a variety of dermal fillers that are intended for use in specific indications.
Before administering dermal filler to your patient, we recommend you first asses their goals and have a look at their overall skin health to help you identify the best solution. Now, dermal fillers are known to last around 6-12 months before the effects begin to wear off but be transparent with your patient and help them to understand how long they can expect their fillers to last and when they should expect to need retreatment.
Here are some of the main factors that may influence how long dermal fillers last:
- Specific formulation
- Area of treatment – results will fade faster in high-mobility areas
- Specific dosage
- The speed the body absorbs the filler
For more information on the best dermal fillers, or for help deciding which one you should select for your patient, contact our team here at John Bannon Pharmacy.