At age 28, my skin has very little volume, and I am looking at getting a filler or facelift. Which would you recommend, and would I be at risk for any complications later on in life?
I think the answer is fillers, as you are too young for a facelift and facelifts do not add volume to the face. There are several fillers on the market that can be used to add volume. I look at several factors when choosing filler. The first is the location where the volume needs to be added and the second is the skin thickness. In general, I choose hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane for mild to moderate nasolabial folds and the tear troughs. For thin skin and moderate nasolabial folds, I prefer the filler Perlane, which also a hyaluronic filler. For thick skin or cheek augmentation, I prefer Radiesse. This is a calcium-based filler, which works great in patients that need cheek augmentation.