Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are popular fillers that have been on the market for several years. New fillers are on the horizon…how are these future fillers going to be different?
What are Fillers Made Of?
The number one active ingredient that most fillers contain is hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid helps hydrate and plump the skin. HA is also a substance that is naturally found in human skin, which is why our bodies are able to metabolize it.
Current FDA Approved Fillers with Hyaluronic Acid include:
- Juvederm XC, Voluma, Volbella and Vollure (Juvederm family)
- Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restyalne Silk, Restylane Refyne and Defyne (Restylane family)
- Belotero Balance
- Revanesse Versa
- Teosyal and Teosyal RHA
How are Future Fillers Different?
Future fillers are rumored to be more durable and longer lasting than what is currently on the market. You will still find hyaluronic acids in these future fillers along with silk-derived substances. A company called Silk Medical Aesthetics Inc. has developed a bio-compatible liquid silk technology and the first all-natural-bio-material injectable for the skin. However, we do not expect to see this new silk filler until 2022.
Newly FDA Approved Fillers
While there are many fillers still being tested and studied, there are two new fillers that have recently been FDA approved. These two new HA fillers are called Teosyal and Teosyal RHA. Teoxane Laboratories was founded in 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland. Teosyal was created in 2004 and is being used to add volume to the lips, under-eyes, and scars. Teosyal RHA was later launched in 2015 and is better for more mobile areas such as cheeks and nasolabial folds.
Another FDA approved filler you may start to see more of is Revanesse Versa. Revanesse Versa was first used in Canada and in 2017 received FDA approval in the United States. This new filler recently launched in the U.S. in January of 2018. In clinical studies, Versa was shown to produce less swelling than other fillers. This is because of Versa’s wet milling technology formula. This unique technology’s particles are more uniform and spherical than other fillers.
Have you tried these new FDA approved fillers? If so, how would you compare them to Juvederm or Restylane products? To ensure your safety, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery recommends only trying fillers that are FDA approved and that are available through board-certified plastic surgeons.
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