Dermal Fillers

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enhance your natural beauty.

Dermal Fillers

Restore facial harmony &
enhance your natural beauty.

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Dermal Fillers

Wrinkles are part of life — our skin changes as we age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Facial aging actually begins in your 20s, when skin firmness begins to decrease as a result of both internal (genetics and natural aging) and external (sun exposure, smoking, stress, etc) factors.


  • Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity, with the help of collagen and elastin.
  • Hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin diminish as we age, causing skin to lose volume, while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear.

Dermal fillers are facial injection treatments used to help diminish wrinkles while restoring volume and fullness in the face and hands. There are several types of dermal fillers, one being hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a naturally occurring substance that delivers volume to the skin.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

  • Plump lips, smooth wrinkles
  • Smooth wrinkles and folds
  • Fill in the under-eye hollows known as tear troughs
  • Adds volume to cheeks
  • Reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars
  • Sculpt the Jawline
  • Quick, relatively painless
  • Safe when done by an experienced, licensed provider
  • Results are immediate
  • Can come with no downtime

What is Juvéderm®?

JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the U.S. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers adds volume to a different area of the face—without surgery. All JUVÉDERM® fillers are smooth, crystal-clear gels that are administered by injection in your aesthetic healthcare provider’s office.

Different formulations are approved to either volumize cheeks, smooth facial wrinkles and folds, smooth lines around the mouth, or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long-lasting.

JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC softens moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds by adding subtle volume around the nose and mouth in adults over the age of 21.

JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile in adults over 21.

JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC adds subtle volume to lips and softens the appearance of perioral lines.

JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC smooths moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around your nose and mouth.

JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC adds fullness and plumps lips as well as smooths and corrects moderate to severe wrinkles and folds in adults.

Products in the JUVÉDERM® Collection are FDA-approved and have been widely studied. Numerous clinical studies have been completed globally evaluating the safety and efficacy of Vycross® technology fillers. Please see below for more important safety information.

What is the Restylane family of products?

The Restylane line of injectable fillers temporarily adds volume to plump lips, lift cheeks, smooth wrinkles, fill in scars and under-eye hollows, and rejuvenate aging hands.

The primary ingredient in Restylane fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance found naturally in the skin that attracts and holds water to help keep skin plump and hydrated.

Because it creates less swelling than other HA fillers, Restylane is also a preferred filler for tear troughs under the eyes—one of the most difficult areas to inject well.

  • Restylane fillers are infused with the anesthetic lidocaine, to minimize pain during and after injection.
  • If you’re unhappy with your results, an enzyme known as hyaluronidase can partially or completely dissolve hyaluronic acid dermal fillers within 24 hours. Restylane is among the easiest of HA fillers to dissolve.

Dermal Fillers Before and After*

Before and after images of two women who have restored facial contours with Juvederm dermal fillers.
Before and after images of two women who have restored facial contours with Juvederm dermal fillers.
Before and after images of two women who have restored facial contours with Restylane dermal fillers.
Before and after images of two men who have restored facial contours with Restylane dermal fillers.

How long do results last?

Juvéderm® Voluma® XC – Provides natural-looking and long-lasting results that last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.

Restylane – With full treatment, you can see lasting results for up to 18 months in nasolabial folds with Restylane;10 up to 12 months in the cheeks, up to 6 months in the back of the hands, and up to 6 months in facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, with Restylane Lyft;3 6 months for lips and perioral rhytids with Restylane Silk;11 and up to 12 months in the facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines) with Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne.12,13

Dermal Fillers Treatment Areas

Black woman with short hairstyle looking radiant and youthful with accentuated facial features demonstrating the treatable areas with Dermal Fillers in Westport, CT.

Are Dermal Fillers better than Botox?

A lot of people think injectable botulinum toxins like Botox and Dysport are fillers, but they work in an entirely different way: while fillers add volume, neurotoxins like Botox relax muscles to smooth lines, wrinkles, and creases (and prevent more from forming).

Botox is FDA-approved to treat crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines, and can be paired with fillers during the same appointment for optimal facial rejuvenation results. During your consult, discuss your aesthetic goals with your provider to see which treatment is a better option.

Which filler is right for you?

As demand for fillers continues to skyrocket, the wide range of options available to patients can often feel confusing and overwhelming. With so many fillers to choose from, how do you know which one is best for you and your specific goals? Ultimately, that’s the responsibility of your injector (who should be knowledgeable about them all but may stock only certain brands), but it’s important to have a conversation with them about your desired results.

Dermal Filler FAQS

First, you and your injector will discuss your desired result and the best type of filler to create it, as well as potential risks. This is a great time to ask how much filler you’ll need and get a more specific cost estimate, to avoid sticker shock when you go pay your bill.

Once you’ve worked out these details, here’s what you can expect:

  • Your injector will clean the treatment area and apply a topical anesthetic, if needed (though most fillers contain lidocaine already).
  • Then they’ll slowly inject the filler with a needle or blunt-tipped cannula, gently massaging the area with their fingers to distribute it before continuing with more injections, for even distribution.
  • If it’s your first time getting fillers (particularly lip fillers), your injector may be conservative about how much filler to use and suggest that you return once the swelling has gone down, to assess your result and see if you want more volume. In fact, if you’re getting Sculptra, you can expect to need a series of multiple treatments over a few months, as new collagen develops.
  • Each injection only takes a few moments, and the entire cosmetic procedure takes under 20 minutes, unless you’re having an extensive treatment like a liquid facelift.
  • You’ll see more volume or smoother skin immediately.
  • When they’re done, they may give you a small, light ice pack to hold against your skin to alleviate discomfort, tenderness, or immediate swelling or bruising. Just don’t apply too much pressure.

You won’t need any actual recovery time, but it’s very common to have mild bruising and swelling at the injection site, so you may want to take some social downtime. It can take a few days and a few weeks for these side effects to resolve. Bruises can usually be hidden with makeup, but it’s still not recommended to get fillers too close to a big event.

Avoid sun, heat, workouts, and alcohol for at least 24 hours after treatment, to avoid making the swelling worse. Some doctors on RealSelf recommend arnica gel or cream, to reduce pain and swelling.

Dermal filler treatments are considered safe when performed by an experienced injector, but they can carry side effects.

  • The most common side effects include redness at the injection site, bruising, or asymmetry. Avoid aspirin, some supplements (high-dose vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, and garlic) or other blood-thinning medications for a week or two prior to your appointment, to minimize bruising.
  • Allergic reactions (especially with fillers derived from bovine collagen) and granulomas (hard lumps under the skin) are possible, too.
  • Unintentionally injecting filler into a blood vessel, technically called vascular occlusion, can lead to serious complications, including tissue death or blindness, if the filler isn’t quickly dissolved—another reason to consider hyaluronic acid fillers and find an experienced injector who knows facial anatomy (like a board-certified dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon).
  • Do not get fillers if you have any infection on the face or close to the injection site—it can spread or cause complications.
  • Some providers offer permanent fillers via silicone injections, using a microdroplet technique to layer tiny drops of silicone oil. Learn why silicone injections are risky.

After your treatment, you may experience side effects, such as swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, lump formation, itching at the injection site and impaired hand function. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14-18 days in lips. Patients should be limited to 6.0 mL per treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. For treatment of volume deficit in the hands, patients should be limited to 3.0 mL per hand per treatment. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.

Initial Restylane treatments are usually complete in one or two sessions, as needed. Depending on your individual body chemistry, you will work with your specialist to determine a maintenance schedule. Talk to your physician or healthcare professional about your individual needs.

The Restylane family of products should not be used by people who:

  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 22 years of age
  • Have recently used drugs that thin the blood or prevent clotting
  • Have had previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria
  • Have serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment
  • Have bleeding disorders
  • Have a known allergy to lidocaine, if using Restylane SilkRestylane lyftRestylaneRestylane Refyne or Restylane Defyne

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