There are more dermal fillers available in the U.S. than ever before so how do you know which one’s best for you? Luckily you don’t have to because the clinicians at Skinspirations have experience with all of them. We’ll help you choose the best options to achieve your goals and give you the most natural, flattering results.

The price of dermal filler treatments reflects not only the cost of the product but the skill and experience of the injector, as well as the time the treatment takes to perform. Our providers are recognized as being among the top 1% in the nation for skill and experience and yet you’ll find that we are competitively priced.

Below is a table listing Dr. Elliott’s personal opinions on the pros and cons of the dermal fillers and muscle relaxants available.

Injectable Product Summary Pros & Cons


Name


What it is:


Best for:


Average Duration


Pros


Cons


Comments


Botox Cosmetic


Muscle Relaxant


Relaxing specific muscles that cause skin creasing (wrinkles)


 3-4 months


Predictable & specific results


None


First wrinkle relaxer


Jeuveau

Muscle Relaxant

Same as Botox


 3-5 months


Starts sooner & lasts longer for some


None



Dysport



Muscle Relaxant


Same as Botox


 3-4 months


Relaxation often starts a day or 2 sooner than with Botox


None


Some people feel Dysport relaxes lower
crow's feet the best


Juvederm Ultra Plus XC


Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler


Most wrinkles, folds, temples, & cheek hollows


roughly 12 months depending on area used


Reversible

None


Very versatile


Juvederm Ultra XC

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal filler


Good for lips & fine lines


12 months on average but up to 18 months in lip lines


Soft & reversible

None

Not thick enough for deep lines


Juvederm Volbella

Hyaluronic acid

Great for lip lines & crow's feet

9 - 12 months

Thin enough not to cause ridges near surface of skin & reversible

Not thick enough for most wrinkles

Best filler for "smoker's lines"

Juvederm Vollure

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal filler

Medium depth wrinkles & lips

12 - 18 months

Duration & is reversible

None

Very versatile

Juvederm Voluma XC



Hyaluronic Acid Dermal filler


Lifting mid and lower face, augmenting cheeks & chin, makes jawline look tighter


Up to 2 years


Best lifting filler, is reversible & long duration


None


Stiff enough to produce a lifting effect


Radiesse

Calcium Hydroxyapatite Dermal Filler


Thick filler good for deep lines, augmenting cheek, chin & jawline, lifting brows, plumping thin hands & when diluted, excellent for thickening crepey skin.


 9 - 12 months


Best dermal filler for stimulating collagen growth. doesn't attract water & swell like hyaluronic acid fillers


Can't dissolve, initially swells more than most other fillers & shorter duration than some


A good value for a thicker filler that also can lift tissue


Restylane Lyft

Hyaluronic acid

Similar to Voluma, good for lifting, cheekbone, chin & jaw enhancement, deep wrinkles

9 - 12 months

Costs less than Voluma, reversible

Shorter duration than Voluma

A less expensive option for lifting tissue


Restylane Contour

Hyaluronic acid

Good for cheeks

12 -16 months months

Looks natural with facial movements

None

Restylane


Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler


Best for depressions or circles under the eyes, good for nonsurgical nose jobs


9-12


Reversible & doesn't get as puffy as Juvederm Ultra under the eyes


Shorter duration than other HA fillers when used for wrinkles & not as soft


Our preferred under-eye filler


Restylane Defyne

Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Good for deeper lines, cheeks, chin, temples & brows


about 12 months

Reversible & moves smoothly with facial expressions

None

Restylane Refyne

Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Lips, lip lines, forehead lines, under eyes, crow's feet & fine lines


about 12 months

Reversible & moves smoothly with facial expressions

None

Versa

Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Good for medium depth & deeper wrinkles, lip enhancement, hand plumping & depressed scars

about 12 months

Swells less than most other fillers, has 1/5th more product per syringe & better value

None

Best value for a medium thickness hyaluronic acid filler


Bellafill


Immediate dermal filler & persistent dermal stimulator


Deep wrinkles & folds


 



Bellafill
particles probably
remain permanently


Results may be permanent


Results may be permanent & it's not dissolvable or removable

Sculptra


Dermal stimulator that produces subtle general volume subtly over the weeks following treatment


Volumizing general areas & thickening skin


 



2-3 years


A fat-like skin plumper to add general volume slowly

Usually need several treatment sessions to reach desired results


Only product that mimics fat transfer results


 

Fat Transfer


General overall volume replacement


Those who don't want a commercial product, need large amounts of volume or prefer results that may last years


 


0 - 10 years


Fat transfer can possibly last 10 years


Results aren't as predictable as fillers so repeat treatments may be needed


I don't use fat under eyes or in lips