How to Choose the Right Filler For You

In the last decade, dermal fillers have certainly been on the rise, with lip treatments and under-eye hollow smoothing being among the most popular. Many clients opt for dermal fillers because they are minimally invasive, yet also capable of rejuvenating your face and creating a more natural, youthful appearance. While Botox prevents your face from wrinkling by relaxing the muscles, dermal fillers add volume to the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles not just under the eyes, but in the smile lines, marionette lines and temple hollows. With an increasing number of fillers appearing on the market, it can be difficult to know which product is best for you and which one is formulated to help you achieve your desired look. In this blog, we’ll provide a rundown on how you can choose the right filler, as well as the right medical spa near you to administer your treatment. Research the Different Types As we mentioned above, there are a growing number of dermal filler products on the market nowadays. As such, you’ll need to ensure you do your due diligence on the unique properties of each product. You’ll also need to make sure you understand the causes behind your signs of aging and select the dermal filler product that’s most suited for your needs. The three main dermal fillers you’ll most likely come across are Restylane, Juvederm, and Teosyl. Before we reveal which dermal filler we best recommend (keep reading to learn more), it’s important to highlight that these three products do share many similarities (which is why finding the right one can be a challenge). All three of these main products are made from hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance that our bodies are able to gradually diminish), all three are administered via injection into the skin and all three are capable of limiting the appearance of wrinkles. They also each have similar downtime periods (1-2) days and all of them have similar duration times as well (around 6 months to a year). Juvederm and Restylane are often thought of as single products, but are actually complete lines of different fillers. There are versions of each intended specifically for lip filling, under-eye hollows, smile lines, etc. Teosyl is known for being the priciest dermal filler, with Juvederm being slightly more affordable and Restylane being offered at a much lower price point. Although manufacturers will always claim their product is the best, we feel that it is the skill of the injection staff that matters more than the exact filler being used. As such, our Cosmetic Nurses are highly experienced and receive ongoing education from experts in the field. Read Online Reviews and Testimonials Countless medical spas offer dermal fillers and many will tout their choice of product lines as being the best. However more important than the exact formulation is the skill and experience of the injection staff. Making sure your clinic and injector are skilled and reputable is paramount. Taking the time to research the clinic will pay off in better results over a lifetime of treatments.


Reading online reviews and testimonials is, in our opinion, usually the best way to determine the level of care offered by a local medical spa. If you look on a spa’s Google or Facebook pages and see that they have many 5-star reviews and positive testimonials from clients, you’re more likely to be in good hands. Definitely look for mentions of successful results and friendly, caring staff. Reputable medspas will also provide filler before and after photos on their websites or social media pages. If these before and afters show results you want to have, it's a great sign that you’re looking at the spa of your choice! Choose a filler that works While all the major dermal fillers are reasonable, safe options, the real magic is in finding a skilled injector who is comfortable with a particular line. Our team at Waterloo Medical Cosmetics offers Restylane as our hyaluronic acide filler line of choice. Restylane is highly versatile and capable of contouring several areas of the face that show signs of wrinkling with successful results — such as under the eyes, nasolabial folds, smile lines, and lips. It can also smooth out other areas of the body as well, such as the backs of your hands to create a more youthful hand. It’s also a long-lasting dermal filler, typically lasting 9-13 months in most areas of the face, 5-7 months in the lips. This not only makes it low maintenance but also more affordable option when compared to many cosmetic treatments or creams needing to be bought every few weeks.


Restylane also offers an extremely low risk of complications or side effects, as it is entirely composed of hyaluronic acid (a compound naturally produced by our own bodies). Since its first launch in 1996, over 20 million Restylane treatments have safely been administered worldwide.


Our Cosmetic Nurses Can Help


Looking for tried and tested facial treatments that are safe and really last? Using Restylane, our team of licensed and experienced cosmetic nurses in Kitchener-Waterloo provides exceptional, natural-looking results.


To learn more, call us at 226-476-4367, text us at 226-887-1208 or fill out our online form and one of our experts will be in touch with you shortly!

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