Which Dermal Filler Is Best?

If age has robbed you of that precious layer of fat just under the skin’s surface on your face, the skin begins to stretch and sag a little as it gives in to gravity’s pull. Without that subcutaneous layer of fat, your muscles work closer to the surface of your skin, so creases and lines become more visible. You never thought you’d be searching for ways to add fat back to your body, but that’s exactly what you need for a youthful face.

That’s exactly what Dr. Robert Topham can do for you with dermal fillers. At Holladay Dermatology and Aesthetics, Dr. Topham helps men and women throughout the Salt Lake City area achieve their aesthetic goals with a full spectrum of skin care and cosmetic treatments that can give you the look you want. 

One of the most popular services we offer is dermal fillers. It’s a quick, easy, painless way to get instant results. But choosing the right one can be confusing. Here are some tips to help you decide.

Safety and effectiveness

Above all, you want to make sure your dermal filler contains the purest, FDA-approved ingredients. Anything that’s injected into your body has the potential to cause an infection or adverse reaction, so it’s important that you do your research and understand the possible side effects.

It’s just as important to receive your injections from a reputable, qualified medical professional, like Dr. Topham. He’s served the Holladay community for more than two decades alongside his father, Dr. Barry Topham. Together, they’ve helped countless patients care for their skin and refine their looks through safe and effective procedures and products. So when you come see us for your dermal fillers, you’ve already checked the first box.

What is your goal?

Asking which dermal filler is best is only part of the question. You really should be asking which dermal filler is best for you and your aesthetic goals. What works for you might not work for our next patient.

It’s also important to be clear about what you want from your dermal filler. Many of the products have overlapping benefits, making it hard to choose one over the other. But they also have unique characteristics that may tip the scales for you.

The good news is that you don’t have to make the decision on your own. Dr. Topham takes into account your age, your health, and your expectations and lets you know exactly what dermal fillers can — and cannot — do.

So now that you’re assured of safety, effectiveness, and support, your next step is matching the right dermal filler to your goals.

Tackle the first signs of aging

If you have superficial wrinkles, all you need is a gentle product that can be injected just under the top layer of skin. 

Unfortunately, some dermal fillers can be seen as a bluish tinge if applied too close to the skin’s surface — but not Belotero®. This dermal filler contains hyaluronic acid and has a thinner consistency than most, so it’s perfect for those superficial lines. That’s not to say it can’t do some heavy lifting as well. Belotero can also take care of moderate-to-severe lip lines and smile lines.

Get rid of marionette lines

Marionette lines form on either side of your mouth like a set of parentheses, and they get deeper over time. Most dermal fillers can address this issues, but we recommend Juvéderm Vollure™ for it’s gel-like consistency, its power to lift and smooth, and its staying power (lasts up to a year and half*).

Fill hollow cheeks

You can replace that face-forming fat you’ve lost with Juvéderm Voluma®. We inject a small amount of this hyaluronic gel into your cheeks to restore the volume and shape, which in turn, smooths out your wrinkles. The best part — it can last for up to two years.*

Ongoing rejuvenation

If you’re also interested in long-term skin rejuvenation, you might want to try Radiesse®, which differs from Juvéderm in a couple of ways.

Radiesse is delivered in the form of tiny microspheres suspended in a gel. Those little spheres release the active ingredient under your skin to add volume.

Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite, which triggers your body to amp up its own production of collagen, the most abundant protein in your body and the main part of your skin’s structure.

So which dermal filler is best?

We hope we’ve helped you to see that no one dermal filler is best, but one might be better for you than another. If you still have questions, or you’re ready to join the more than 3 million Americans who opt for these instant face boosters each year, give us a call at 801-272-4408 to get started on the road back to youthful skin. 


*Individual results vary

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