Choosing Between BeautiFill® and Dermal Fillers
Volume loss can cause our skin to sag and develop unwanted wrinkles. Hollow areas also form under the eyes, giving us a sunken or tired appearance. Though cosmetic treatments like BeautiFill and dermal fillers are both designed to restore facial volume, they work in very different ways.
Dr. Darrel Pierce knows that even small changes in facial volume can have a big impact on your appearance. Below, our professionals at Elan Med Spa & Clinic compare these two treatments so you can make an informed decision about your care. Call our Waxahachie, TX facility for a consultation and learn about your options.
What is BeautiFill?
BeautiFill is a fat grafting procedure that uses your natural fat to replenish lost volume. Dr. Pierce uses laser technology to detach fat from areas like the flanks, upper thighs, and abdomen before administering it into areas that could use a little extra fullness.
BeautiFill is ideal for patients with moderate to severe signs of aging or who have lost a significant amount of weight. Fat grafting is often used in the cheeks, under the eyes, or around the mouth and nose. Additionally, Elan Med Spa & Clinic enhances body areas like the breasts or buttocks for comprehensive results.
What about dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that temporarily add volume beneath the skin. Unlike BeautiFill, these treatments do not use your own fat cells. Instead, dermal fillers are made of synthetic materials like hyaluronic acid (HA). These fillers restore your natural supply of collagen for supple and healthy skin.
JUVÉDERM® is a popular example of an HA filler in Waxahachie, TX. It is ideal for patients with mild to moderate volume loss. Elan Med Spa & Clinic also offers Restylane® fillers to target specific but unwanted issues like the lines that form from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds).
The key differences between BeautiFill and dermal fillers
Now that we’ve looked at each treatment in detail, let’s compare them side-by-side:
- Treatment method: BeautiFill uses excess fat deposits to replenish volume, while dermal fillers use synthetic materials. Some people may prefer using their own fat because it seems a more natural option.
- Recovery: Fat grafting requires a few days of recovery, while there is no downtime associated with filers. Both cosmetic treatments have minimal side effects and come with little risk.
- Results: Outcomes from BeautiFill are long-lasting since fat cells can survive in their new location, while fillers are broken down over time. Patients may require touch-up sessions every six months to a year with dermal fillers.
During a consultation, Dr. Pierce will assess your individual skin concerns to determine which method is best suited for your needs. Depending on your unique condition and personal preferences, we may recommend a single treatment or a combination of both BeautiFill and dermal fillers for comprehensive results.
Manage volume loss
Elan Med Spa & Clinic wants each patient to feel confident and beautiful in their skin. When volume loss causes deep wrinkles and sunken areas, BeautiFill and dermal fillers can provide a youthful fullness you love long-term.
Dr. Darrel Pierce may recommend a custom plan to achieve your goals. Discover how these cosmetic treatments enhance your appearance by calling for an appointment in Waxahachie, TX. Our professionals can provide guidance and resources at every step.