aging handsDermal fillers, also known as injectables or facial fillers, can transform the way you look in so many ways. Though these injections aren’t relatively permanent, the changes you’ll see after a session are remarkable. Dermal fillers are a great option whether you’d like to see your lips looking a little fuller, your jawline smoother or sharper, or those circles under your eyes go. You can even use them to minimize signs of aging on your hands. People not only deploy this tool to look younger, but they also opt for fillers when they want to look like they’re well-rested and healthy. And the best part? The whole process generally takes less than an hour of your time. The injection will hurt a little bit, but the pain is not significant.

The downside? These products don’t work well with too loose skin, as the skin doesn’t have the structure to hold the volume you’re adding. In this case, surgery may be necessary.

We’ve all heard of the mystical fountain of youth, and we all know that there’s no natural substitute for eating healthy and with restraint and forgetting those workouts. But dermal fillers are an excellent way to enhance what you’ve already got. A younger, fresher look can help motivate you to begin an exercise or diet program or be used as a reward to complement the new you. Dermal fillers are also an excellent way to increase your confidence before getting back in the dating game or a big event, like a college reunion or a wedding.


When you’re in the market for a filler, it’s good to know which kinds are out there. It’s like checking the ingredients on a prepackaged meal; you want to make sure what’s inside is exactly what you want. Keep in mind that, as with food, this filler will break down in your body. It will become a part of you, in a sense. So, you want to make sure you’re aware of what type of filler you’re using and what’s inside it. If you’re interested in getting dermal fillers, please look at our dermal fillers service page for more information and pricing. 

First off, fillers are not Anti-wrinkle Injections, though Anti-wrinkle Injections are also delivered through injection and can be used in combination with dermal fillers. Using both Anti-wrinkle Injections and facial fillers can be especially advantageous when wrinkles are well established, as these are harder to smooth out. However, the side effects differ depending on which filler you choose.

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Dermal Fillers types:


This filler gives a more intensive effect and is primarily for those with reasonably deep to profound wrinkles. It helps create new collagen, which improves the texture and elasticity of your skin. If you’re looking to plump your lips or your cheeks, this isn’t the filler for you. People often use this type of filler for the laugh lines (also known as smile lines) that stretch from the corner of your mouth up to your nose. These often last for about a year and cost anywhere from $600 to $800 per injection. However, keep in mind that a small percentage of people (around 3 per cent) can have allergic reactions to collagen. A simple skin exam will help determine that it’s safe for you to use this injection. Remember that your skin will be puffy after the injection for several hours as some of the collagen is absorbed into your skin.


Sculptra is excellent when adding a little extra to different parts of your face. It’s primarily made with a synthetic compound that boosts your skin’s collagen production, making several injections necessary. The number of injections will depend on how significant the wrinkles are or how much volume you’d like to add to an area. Like Radiesse, it’s not meant for lips. This is an excellent choice whether you’re looking to add volume to your cheeks for a more youthful appearance or minimize the appearance of crow’s feet or smile lines. It also lasts for a bit longer than other types, from around a year and a half to two years. This treatment varies, but Sculptra is more expensive than Radiesse, around $700 to $1,000.


Juvéderm is ideal for smile lines and other facial wrinkles and lips. This option employs HA, which helps hydrate skin, allowing for a radiant, more youthful, well-rested look. Unfortunately, the effects don’t last as long as the previous options mentioned, from six months to two years, depending on the severity of the wrinkle or the volume you’re looking to add. There are a few different types of Juvéderm, and prices vary from $400 to $1,500.


This is one of the most popular options for smoothing out more serious facial wrinkles and shaping lips. Like Juvéderm, it employs HA to absorb fluids, which increases volume so that the different layers of skin are pushed up, leaving the surface layer smoother. However, this type requires treatment sessions every six months, depending on how much of the filler you’re injecting. Injections cost around $600.


This treatment can add volume to sunken areas of the face and smooth wrinkles. It also uses HA, causing the skin in the area to absorb water. In the case of significant wrinkles, Perlane is preferable to Restylane, though both last around the same time. The cost is around $600, though some treatments can run as high as $900.


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