BELOTERO_BandA_Full_Front_01 (3)Facial fillers offer natural, non-surgical rejuvenation to men and women of all ages. With the different types of filler and improved techniques, these advancements have allowed dermal fillers to continue to stand their ground in the ever changing and growing cosmetic world.

Over the years fillers have evolved in great ways.  Some of the very first soft tissue dermal fillers were used over 20 years ago called bovine and human derived collagen. Collagen was the first used but because of allergic reactions as well as only lasting a short time (2-3 months) it was followed up with Hyaluronic acid and Calcium hydroxyapatite fillers. Hyaluronic acid and Calcium hydroxyapatite fillers provided longer lasting results RADIESSE_Front_Smile_Lines_3 (3)without the high of risk of allergy.

These “new” fillers that we know as Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Belotero (to name a few) are a part of the framework that make non-surgical treatments safe, easy, quick, and effective.  Dermal fillers are used to help diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and hollow cheeks.  They can also plump lips and help improve scars and other facial imperfections. They do this by adding volume to the area treated.

One question that is asked frequently is “which filler is best for me?” This is a great question but best asked of the provider doing your injections. Your provider will be able to assess your individual needs and then decide which individual filler or combination of different types are going to best address those concerns. All fillers are different, ranging in components such as Hyaluronic acid and Calcium hydroxyapatite to molecule size, sphere size and disbursement style. These components give each filler different thicknesses and help determine how long the filler will last or where the filler can be placed.  Some fillers also help stimulate our bodies own collagen, making the fillers last even longer.

Dermal fillers are an appropriate treatment anytime of the year, have very little downtime, and the results are seen instantly! For more information on fillers, schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable providers.  Email us at: to get started.

Elane Jones, LE
Elane Jones, LE

Elane is a Licensed Aesthetician and Certified Medical Assistant with over 10 years of cosmetic and medical dermatology experience. She currently offers a wide range of dermatology services at Seattle Skin and Laser including: cosmetic consultations, peels, facials, mircrodermabrasion, waxing, IPLs, and exilis body contouring.

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