You’ve noticed that your facial appearance could you a boost. Deep wrinkles, sunken scars, and even clearly defined lines are now causing you to look much older than you really are. While there is the option of BOTOX, many skincare specialists also offer natural and synthetic dermal fillers. But what is the difference? Which one is the better option for you? The only way to find out is to read the following article to discover what the experts say.
Is There Any Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Fillers?
Yes, when considering which type of dermal filler you want to inject into your face, it’s important that you understand the difference between these two types.
While natural fillers contain what is known as hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that is present within the body, synthetics can be made from an array of solutions, some of which include calcium hydroxyapatite, polylactic acid, and polyalkylimide.
Both options have the same goal – to plump skin, minimize scars and wrinkles, and create youthful appearances – but they work within your body differently, producing results that may occur quickly or take months to appear.
What Key Points Make Them Different?
Apart from the different substances used in natural and synthetic dermal fillers, there are other key differences, such as:
- Natural fillers that are made with HA are less likely to cause allergic reactions or negative side effects because they already exist within the body.
- Natural HA fillers can produce results right away, and you can expect to enjoy your new appearance anywhere from 6-18 months.
- Natural HA fillers can be reversed if you do not like the way they look once injected.
- Synthetic fillers, depending on the chemical compound that is used, may never dissipate.
- Synthetic fillers can serve to produce more collagen within your face, helping to plump the skin over time.
- The results from some synthetic fillers can last several years before the substance is reabsorbed, causing the skin to return to its natural state.
No matter which type of dermal filler you choose, it’s important that you listen to the advice and recommendations provided by your skincare specialist. This will ensure that your results are exactly what you desire.
About the Author
Elizabeth Estes Weldon is a board-certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with 12 years of experience working in dermatology, Botox, and dermal fillers. As a skin specialist, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida and worked for one year as a Labor and Delivery Nurse before earning her master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Florida. As a Master Injector, she has continued her education and participated in many training courses related to Botox and Fillers. To learn more about dermal fillers, contact us via our website or call (352) 433-0888.