Facial Fillers- Which One Is the Best?
The answer to the above question- none of them.
What?! Are you nuts, I can’t believe you just said that! So what do I mean by this?
Simply put, a builder does not build an entire house out of concrete, just as Michaelangelo did not paint the entire Sistine Chapel in brown.
In my opinion, for an injector/physician/surgeon/artist to properly use a facial filler, he/she must have a clear artistic vision and strategy before even beginning to inject. Filling in a deep line is rarely the solution to an overall effective method of making you look younger in the most natural way. A natural looking, youthful appearance comes down to restoring the contour of a youthful face. The proper contour is well balanced and for this reason looks completely natural.
Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Evolence, etc. are all great products. I can use these products to contour the cheeks, fill in the tear troughs, enhance the lips, soften the chin and all together improve your appearance. (Notice how I specifically did not mention filling in the nasolabial folds- more on that in a different post) However, they each have VERY unique properties that make them excellent for certain goals, yet terrible for others. Without revelaing the secrets, the best, most natural results are arrived at by combining these products in order to achieve the envisioned end result.
Just as in any surgical procedure, I first envision the appearance that I would like to achieve and then I figure out what tool to use. Facial fillers are the tools that help me achieve these results. They each are unique and have their place in my tool chest.