Whole Beauty® Institute

What is the latest in facial fillers? Our Chicago-based team has seen an increasing number of patients who are deciding to enhance their look with non-surgical techniques—such as minimally invasive injectable fillers—and who want to know about the most up-to-date options.

As we age, the effects of time and various environmental factors can take a toll on our skin, leading to the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of volume. However, thanks to advancements in aesthetic medicine, there are now several non-surgical options available to help combat these signs of aging. One such popular option is facial fillers.

Facial fillers—also known as dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers—are injectable substances with various degrees of viscosity used to restore volume, enhance contours, and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face. These treatments have many benefits, such as restoring volume to the cheeks to correct a flattened or sagging appearance, sculpting facial contours, and reducing wrinkles.

An important tip to remember:

No matter which type of filler or aesthetic treatment you may be considering to address an area of concern, it’s important to always consult with a certified professional first to make sure that treatment is the best path toward achieving your goals.

In this post, we’ll explore some of the latest filler trends.

New Applications for Fillers

There have been some new upgrades in classic, tried, and tested fillers such as Sculptra®, a biostimulatory injectable that contains poly-L-lactic acid. This filler has been recently approved for correcting fine lines and wrinkles in the cheek area. Additionally, the FDA approved a new label for this filler: It can be used at a higher dilution and lidocaine can be added to increase patient comfort.

A More Subtle, ‘Less Is More’ Approach Is In

“Pillow face” is the term used to describe when a patient’s face has an overstuffed, puffy appearance after treatment. This occurs when poor techniques are used or too much filler is injected. Patients often worry about having an “overfilled,” exaggerated appearance from fillers. In the past, this was more common, but in 2023, patients are opting for a more subtle, defined appearance to avoid the overdone look.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers Are Trending

With more patients opting for a subtle, understated look, it’s expected that poly-l-lactic acid fillers, such as Sculptra®Aesthetic, will be popular options. These gradually stimulate collagen, which will assist in creating volume over an extended period. In some circumstances, collagen-stimulating fillers may provide results that are subtle and longer lasting.

Sharper Jawlines

A chiseled, defined facial appearance is more fashionable than ever, and the jawline is one of the areas patients are focusing on when it comes to aesthetic treatments. There are a variety of minimally invasive options available to give you a more sculpted, prominent jawline. Volux, by Juvederm®, is the first hyaluronic acid filler approved by the FDA specifically for improving lost definition in the jawline. However, if you have loose, or heavily sagging skin in the area, a surgical solution may be necessary to obtain your desired results.

Advances in Fat Transfer

In many ways, fat transfer provides the ideal volume replacement, and recent advances in techniques increase the survival of the fat and predictability of the results. Fat also includes a tremendous amount of rejuvenating cells that can potentially reverse some of the damage that comes with the aging process. Fat transfer is a surgical procedure that can be carried out under local anesthesia. Look for a board-certified surgeon with extensive experience in fat transfer techniques to get the best results.

Our Chicago-based Whole Beauty® Institute team can explain more about the latest trends in cosmetic procedures and help you find which treatment option is best for you. Call us at 312-751-2112 (Chicago Gold Coast Office) or 847-446-7562 (North Shore (Winnetka) Office), or submit a contact form to request a consultation.