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This Non-injectable Dermal Filler Works on Wrinkles Too

Updated on May 16, 2012
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One of the interesting things I find in a developed nation is that you are sure to find solutions to problems readily available to you anytime but, it will cost you. Sometimes it could mean giving up a paycheck or two, and the individual involved would still be happy. One such example is the usage of dermal fillers.

Now, more than ever, the world has gotten to a point where maintaining one's beauty or vanity equates to money. Whether you are spending it or making money, the market is enormous. I, for one, have not reached that point of letting go a month’s paycheck or even half for things like dermal fillers. But, of course, there are those who do not mind spending whatever money they have to fix any facial imperfections.

For more than a decade the market has gotten huge on issues like wrinkles, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines issues and that has led to all sorts of skin care products or skin treatments that work well for some and not for others.

Surprisingly for me, I did not know that there are so many choices, per the list below, a certified plastic surgeon or aesthetician.can "experiment" on a patient. But don't worry, your chosen doctor can help sort things out as long as you are willing to put up the cost.

  • Artefill – is a semi-permanent filler that uses PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate). This is most often used to treat medium-to-deep wrinkles, folds and furrows, particularly nasolabial folds. Is not approved by the FDA for aesthetic use and is controversial.Will cost you about $500 to $700 per injection. Other brand names are Articol, Artefill, and Metacrill.
  • Juvéderm – uses hylauronic acid which has all natural substance found in your body derived from animal sources. Will cost you about $600 to $800. Other brand names include: Captique, Esthélis, Elevess, Hylaform, Perlane, Prevelle, Puragen and Restylane.
  • Radiesse – uses calcium hydroxylapatite derived from human bones. Is a water-based gel and is the heaviest of facial fillers. These types has mineral-like compound and can fill the deepest creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines. It's also used to enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours. Will cost you from $600 to $1,500 per treatment. One other brand name is Radiance.
  • Sculptra – uses poly-L-lactic acid (synthetic materials). It stimulates the body's own production of collagen when injected.Great for the lower half of your face such as the nasolabial folds but it doesn't produce immediate results. Will cost you about $300 to $500 per cc, and it usually requires one to two cc's per treatment. One other brand name is New-Fill.
  • Dysport – Uses botulinum. Need one week for full effect. Effective for any adjustment on your face. Dysport disburses fast. Take 3 Dysport for every 1 Botox. Similar to botox. Will cost you about $300 - $1000 per injection.
  • Selphyl – Uses a patient’s own blood. It is approved for use on glabella lines, nasolabial folds, acne scars, and postop scars. Will cost you about $1,100 for four cubic centimeters (4 “cc’s” or the equivalent of 4 syringes of Restylane).
  • Zyderm – uses collagens derived either from human skin or cows (known as bovine collagen). Will cost you about $300 to $800. Other brand names include: CosmoDerm, Cosmoplast, Zyplast.
  • Stem Cells – Uses extracted cells from fatty tissue. Produce new blood vessels, collagen and nutrients using a chemical language to communicate with their surroundings. It restores youthful volume and lifts sagging skin. Will cost you about $5,500 to $9,500 for treating one area of the face.

As we can see, not only are fillers and semi-permanent fillers used to accentuate part of the facial area such as the lips or to reduce folds and furrows but it works on wrinkles as well. These various issues require different treatments. In one case, a female patient had 14 units of Botox for her forehead, 2 syringes of Juvederm for her nasolabial folds, and 1 syringe of Perlane for her upper cheeks and tear trough area. How much did it cost her? $1,300. Is this considered over-spending? Maybe not. Was she satisfied? Interestingly she was happy and highly recommended the doctor that did the procedure. What about everyone else's reaction or feedback? Most were happy.

For some, having wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and anything of that sort early in life can be disturbing. But what's more disturbing is the amount one is willing to give up for a never-ending poking treatment. I would imagine that products like Callogen Filler, made by L'Oreal, is not so appealing for fine lines and wrinkles. If it were, then botox or zyderm would not be in high demand. Interestingly, Callogen Filler decreases crow’s feet by 20% as well as reduce dark circles by 68% in four weeks so, what is the problem? Cost is about $15 - $20 for a 20oz.

Since fillers, semi-permanent fillers, and stem cell do work and do cost lots of money, what about non-injectable dermal filler products like Recover Masque? This is a product that uses a network of nanoparticles to lift wrinkles within 15mins. How much does it cost for a box that has 8 treatments? About $350 to $500. If you are lucky to get a box for less than its retail value, then one self-treatment can be as low as $15. If you are not willing to self-treat then prepare to pay someone else for no less than $65 per treatment. Do I smell big savings here?

Ok. So, let’s say you have your own non-injectable dermal filler brand name like Thermage, a product that uses radio frequency energy to heat up the skin all the way down to the subcutaneous fat layer causing fibers to contract and stimulating collagen regeneration, and cost about $500 - $4500. How well are you being compensated as a consumer?

As much as anyone is free to spend their money to their heart’s content on fillers, semi-permanent fillers, and non-injectable dermal fillers, the point to consider here people is that none of the products mentioned above saves and makes money for the you (the patient) except one.

As consumers, we have a tendency to spend and not bother to regularly ask this one simple question, how much money can I make by buying or spending on this product? If the answer is zero then you are not winning monetarily.

I believe the smartest thing to do is spend where there is a greater return; not for the moment but continuously. In this situation the only people that stand to benefit monetarily are plastic surgeons or aestheticians. But, why not change that? Why not take a hold of non-injectable dermal filler like Recover and wrap yourself with a company that has the HIGHEST compensation plan? Don't believe that's true? Then find out for yourself.

If using Recover is not in your list then be sure that your trip to an aesthetician or a plastic surgeon is worth every penny you spend. Why? Because there is no 30-day money back guarantee. Keep smiling and enjoy!

P.S. Feel free to let me know if you come across another non-injectable dermal filler that gives you back more than a face lift like Recover Masque.


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