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Understanding Different Types of Facial Fillers

Posted on February 3, 2016 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

If you’re thinking about getting facial fillers, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the number of choices available to you. By taking the time to understand the five main types of facial fillers and meeting with a skin care expert, you can make an informed decision as to which one of them is the best choice for you.


The main ingredient in Sculptra facial filler is poly-l-lactic acid, which is great for adding volume to the cheek area or other sunken areas of the face. It can also be used to create fuller lips. Typically, Sculptra takes a few injections before the effects are visible, but the effects can then last for two or more years.


With a main ingredient of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is ideal for filling in more subtle lines and wrinkles, though it can also be used to achieve fuller lips. The results of Restylane injections are immediately apparent and can last anywhere between six to 8 months.


Made by the same company that makes Restylane, Perlane’s main ingredient is also hyaluronic acid. The difference, however, is that its formula is thicker, which results in better results for deeper wrinkles, lines, and folds in the skin. Results for Perlane can typically be expected to last around six months.

Juvéderm Ultra

Juvéderm Ultra, another filler with hyaluronic acid as a main ingredient, is one of the most popular fillers in Los Angeles. It’s great for filling fine lines and surface wrinkles, and its formula allows it to be used in areas of the face with thinner skin (such as around the lips and eyes). Results usually last between six and nine months, and touch-ups can be done as needed.

Juvéderm Ultra Plus

Last but not least, Juvéderm Ultra Plus differs from regular Juvéderm Ultra in the sense that it’s meant for filling deeper lines and folds in the skin. The results are also known to last a few months longer, which makes the slightly higher price tag worth it to many.

For more information on facial fillers or to schedule your own consultation, contact Your Laser Skin Care via e-mail at info@yourlaserskincare.com or by phone at (323)525-1516.

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