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Which Dermal Filler Is Right For Me?

Ever wonder what the difference is between the various types of Dermal Fillers on the market? With so many brands to choose from, our Medical Experts at Javan know how to choose the right filler for the area in need of volume, and to achieve the aesthetic goal of every patient.

Some fillers are firmer than others, which could be more appropriate in defining cheeks or jawlines, while softer fillers may be more appropriate in the lips or under the eyes.  Javan offers two main categories of fillers which are selected after a thorough patient assessment:

Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that often depletes with age. It helps keep your skin plump and hydrated, which is why so many fillers are HA based. These Dermal Fillers are typically soft and gel-like, and deliver results that are temporary, lasting 4 to 12 months before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles.

Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment.  Many patients are also comforted knowing that HA Dermal Fillers can also be dissolve if the outcome of the treatment is not desirable – though incredibly rare.

HA based fillers are most often used at Javan for under eye treatments, lip enhancements, and cheek or jawline contouring.  FDA approved HA fillers at Javan include:

  • Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne
  • Belotero Balance

Collagen Based Dermal Fillers

Collagen is the main structural protein in the skin. Collagen makes up one-third of the protein in the human body and gives the skin its elasticity and strength, contributing to a youthful appearance – yep, it’s important to keep your youthful glow!  Javan is proud to offer Bellafill, the “5 Year Filler!”

Bellafill, unlike HA based fillers, creates a lasting improvement in skin with results that may be visible for up to five years! Its tiny polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres are suspended within a base of smooth collagen gel. When injected, Bellafill immediately adds volume below wrinkles or atrophic acne scars to lift and balance areas to the level of surrounding skin.

The PMMA microspheres provide a “scaffold” that supports the body’s own natural collagen production, replacing the collagen gel as it develops over time.  Javan has treated countless patients with Bellafill to reduce acne scarring and add luscious volume to cheeks or jawline areas!

To Learn More About Bellafill: https://bellafill.com/bellafill-cosmetic/

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