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.
◾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;
- light nasolabial folds.
Popular light filler brands:
◾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:
- deep nasolabial folds.
Popular deep filler brands:
◾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:
Popular volume filler brands:
Please note that only fine and deep fillers can be used with a Hyaluron Pen. Volume fillers are too dense, and therefore cannot penetrate the skin without a needle injection.
When buying fillers for you Hyaluron Pen, go for the fine or deep fillers!