Do other options exist?
When we compare non-cross-linked fillers with the cross-linked fillers, it is like comparing apples and oranges.
Non cross-linked fillers are supposed to last for a lesser duration in the skin but spread more evenly and provide a more hydrated supple and wet look. Dehydration so achieved stimulates the skin’s rejuvenation process.
Crosslinked hyaluronic acid based fillers, last much longer and stay put where we intend them to stay in the skin. they have a volumizing effect on the skin. some brands have scientific proof of biostimulation with these fillers also though the biostimulation may not be very uniform.
So it becomes very important to choose the right product for the right indication or in other words to synergize the product the type of filler or the type of skin booster used with the skin type. The expected goal of treatment needs to be aligned by formulating a clear plan before even starting the treatment.
Generally the non crosslinked fillers are also cheaper to do, the cost may vary depending on the technology and the brand used. This said about the cost the non cross linked fillers may need more number of sessions to be done.
It will be best to let your dermatologist or aesthetic skin physician decide about the course of your treatment.
treatment can be planned balancing the cost benefit ratio so that best results can be achieved with the appropriate investment of time money and energy.