Fillers are an increasingly large part of the cosmetic scene. From dainty Belotero to robust Radiesse, the choices add up, leaving one to wonder “What goes where and why?” And “How can I get the most benefit for my investment?”
Fillers used under the eye and in the mid-face
Not all fillers are created equal and not all fillers are equally efficient in all areas of the face. Dermal fillers are costly when you look at the amount that comes in a standard syringe (usually about 1/5 of a teaspoon).
You can waste a lot of money by placing certain fillers where they either won’t do much good or will break down too quickly in a highly mobile area.
Since the midface and eye area capture the most attention when you’re younger, most often those are the areas you’ll want to start with. We’ll go over those areas and which fillers are used – and why.
The takeaway here is to not base filler decisions solely on a price point or discount. A very soft filler used for augmenting cheekbones will spread and not provide the height or accentuation that you get with Voluma or Radiesse. Plus you’d need more of the soft filler to get the same effect that lasted a much shorter time.
Other considerations: Juvederm is a fantastic filler and can be used in many areas but not under the eyes because it tends to reflect with a bluish tint that shows through the skin. And Sculptra is not a good product to use near the corners of the mouth because of the potential of lump formations. ONLY hyaluronic gels should be used in the lip body. Anything else will potentially lead to lumps – and problems.
You’ll get your best and most long lasting outcomes when fillers and injectables are chosen correctly for the area and the level of the need.
Dr. Nissan Pilest is a member of the distinguished Expert Injector collaboration and holds the Circle of Excellence in Soft Tissue Fillers through the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Dr. Pilest performs all injections for dermal fillers and neuromodulators at Total Dermatology. About Dr. Pilest
When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.