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Dermal Fillers vs. Facial Fat Transfer

Seeing the signs of aging around your face is never easy. We’ve all heard about dermal fillers and what they can do to rejuvenate our appearance and it feels like the only other alternative is to turn to an invasive surgical procedure. Most people don’t know about the dermal fillers’ cousin, facial fat transfer. Let’s go over the difference between dermal fillers and facial fat injections so you can figure out which treatment is best for you.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Injectables in Phoenix, AZDermal fillers are clear gels that, when injected into your treatment areas, add volume to your skin and smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most dermal fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® are made from a hyaluronic acid-base. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar in the body that binds to water to keep your skin plump and hydrated. These injectable treatments simply replenish the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid to add volume to areas that have sunken over time. These treatments are fairly quick, require little to no downtime or recovery period and last for up to 18 months at a time.

What are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?

There are many benefits to getting dermal fillers done at The Body Sculpting Center, including

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Quick, 45-minute treatment sessions
  • Results last for up to 18 months
  • Little to no downtime or recovery period
  • Reduces the appearance of laugh lines and marionette lines
  • Adds volume to lips and cheeks
  • Can correct the appearance of the nose with a liquid rhinoplasty

What is Facial Fat Transfer?

Facial fat transfer does a very similar job to your average dermal filler, however, it’s much more natural as it uses your body’s own tissues. Facial fat transfer is the process through which fat cells are harvested from a donor area of the body, usually the patient’s abdomen, before it is purified and injected into sunken areas of the face. This treatment requires one to two days of recovery but offers natural results that may last for years at a time. Many people prefer to undergo a facial fat transfer to decrease the risk of an adverse reaction to a chemical product, provide an unlimited amount of volume, and decrease their number of treatments over time.

What are the Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer?

There are many benefits to getting facial fat grafting done at The Body Sculpting Center, including

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Surgery is done in two to three hours
  • Results may last for years at a time
  • Uses the body’s natural tissue to reduce the risk of adverse reaction
  • Reduces the appearance of laugh lines and marionette lines
  • Adds volume to lips, cheeks, temples or anywhere around the face the bring a more youthful look

Are Dermal Fillers or is Facial Fat Transfer Better?

The answer to this question really just depends on the type of treatment you desire to undergo.
If you’re looking for a quick fix to your fine lines and wrinkles, and don’t mind using a synthetic material to help you achieve your results, dermal fillers may be right for you. However, if you’re looking for a more natural solution to your fine lines and wrinkles that will last for years and don’t mind undergoing a little more of a lengthy process to achieve your desired results, facial fat transfer may be right for you.

Find the best treatment for your fine lines and wrinkles during your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Philpott. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and get started getting the look you desire.



 

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