The war on aging has always been fought simultaneously on a number of fronts, and sometimes it’s easy to get confused about which tactic you should be using to best meet your goals. That’s why it’s vital that you seek the advice of an experienced professional before opting for any procedure that goes beyond your skincare routine at home. To help you know what to ask, here is some background information on dermal fillers, one of the most commonly used procedures in the modern beauty arsenal.

Fillers are a minimally invasive option for anyone wishing to turn back time. Brand names include Sculptra, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, and Belotero Balance. These products add volume and change the contours of the area being treated primarily by filling in wrinkles and adding volume. They’re most often used on the face and neck region, but sometimes they’re even used on hands. The results are immediate, the recovery time is minimal, and they are extremely low-risk options for just about everyone.

You’re probably a good candidate for fillers if you have lines or wrinkles around your mouth, eyes or forehead. Other options include plumping up your skin along your cheeks, jaw line or lips. People suffering from scarring or depressions in the skin that are the result of acne, injuries or even congenital imperfections may also benefit from these treatments.

There are three basic types of fillers from which to choose – temporary, semi-permanent and permanent – and there are even some options within these categories as well. Temporary fillers typically are collagen or hyaluronic acid based while more permanent options will usually contain poly-L-lactic acid or PMMA. Your specialist can help you decide which is best for your individual needs and your desired results. Results will last for two to four months for collagen fillers and continue on up through five years for permanent fillers.

When you’re ready to up your game in the war on aging, the team here at the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa is ready to help. And with nine locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia – three of them in the Pittsburgh area alone – you’re never far away. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art technology are ready to help you meet all of your beauty goals. Give us a call today on 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation, or send us an email at If you prefer to instantly make your own appointment, download our convenient app. It’s available for free from iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.