Filler Types and Where to Use Them

Filler Types and Where to Use Them
Not all filler types can be used to solve every problem on the face. 
The three main types of filler types consist of Light, Deep and Volume.
The main difference between them all is the percentage of cross-linked hyaluronic acid present in each.

What’s the difference between cross-linked and non cross-linked hyaluronic acid?

Cross-linked hyaluronic acid has been slightly altered so that the bonds of the molecules make thicker chains, thus giving more volume and making affected areas fuller. Cross-links are bonds between the chains of molecules that form the dermal filler.
Non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid is typically used for topical matters such as creams and serums. Non-crosslinked hyaluronic acid can also have other acids or vitamins added for a more beneficial effect.
With that being said, non-crosslinked hyaluronic acid fillers do not produce any volume. When buying a filler to plump, do not go for a non-crosslinked hyaluronic acid filler.

Filler Types

Let's have a look at the different filler types!

1. Light Filler Types

Light (also referred to as Fine), namely, has the lowest percentage of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Because of this, fillers categorized as light tend to have a more water-like consistency. Light fillers are used when delicate areas need a slight change.
Areas for light filler:
  • under eye;
  • forehead;
  • light nasolabial folds.
Popular light filler brands:

2. Deep Filler Types

Deep (also referred to as Classic) has a slightly higher concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, making these fillers better suited for areas that require a little more umph. Using a light filler in the areas below would not give a noticeable change as the plumping agent’s concentration isn’t as high. 
Areas for deep filler:
  • lip;
  • chin;
  • deep nasolabial folds.
Popular deep filler brands:

3. Volume Filler Types

Volume has the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid between the three. Due to the higher percentage of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, this filler is a bit thicker and is typically not aggressively manipulated to be spread out. Therefore, volume filler works best in the areas that need correction.

Areas for volume filler:
  • cheek;
  • nose.
Popular volume filler brands:
Please note that most volume fillers are not recommended to be administered with the Hyaluron Pen as they are too dense.  However, there are exceptions, such as fillers used in the sets with Hyaluron Pen that have been approved for use by our medical advisor.
When buying fillers specifically for your Hyaluron Pen, go for the fine or deep fillers!