This is a question I hear all the time. It’s an understandable question, especially since some fillers tout their “natural” look in ads. There are differences among the various fillers, but with rare exceptions, how natural they look has almost nothing to do with the filler and everything to do with the technique of the doctor injecting the filler.
Every face is different, and most faces are different from one side to the other. That’s why it’s absolutely imperative that your physician has an artistic eye, a passion for detail and the thorough, in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy that come only with years of training.
Also, some fillers work better in one part of the face, while another may be more appropriate for another part of the face. That’s one of the reasons why we may use different fillers on the same face in different areas.
A major difference among fillers is their longevity. Fillers can last a few months, many months – and up to many years. Some fillers are essentially permanent, and they require faultless technique and an eminently conservative approach. However, when done properly and with an eye to future structural changes in the face, they can be a godsend to people, particularly after trauma.
So remember, the soft, natural and beautiful improvement that we can have with the optimal use of fillers is all about the knowledge, skill, artistry and integrity of your doctor. The claims of a more natural look by ads trying to sell you their own brand is, to put it kindly, a bit misleading.
Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, Sarasota, Florida
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