There are now 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 Dr. Elliott & the staff at Skinspirations have experience with all of them. With the right choices & our skilled techniques you will have natural, flattering results. At Skinspirations, you can trust us to know the best options for your face.

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 you’ll find that we are competitively priced, despite being the most experienced in the area.

Below is a table listing Dr. Elliott’s personal opinions on the dermal fillers and muscle relaxants she chooses to use.

Injectable Product Summary Pros & Cons


What it is:

Best for:

Average Duration




Botox Cosmetic

Muscle Relaxant

Relaxing specific muscles that cause skin creasing (wrinkles)

 3-4 months

Predictable & specific results


Original neuromodulator


Muscle Relaxant

Relaxing specific muscles that cause skin creasing (wrinkles)

 3-5 months

Starts sooner & lasts longer for some




Muscle Relaxant

Same as Botox

 3-4 months

Relaxation often starts a day or 2 sooner than with Botox


Some people feel Dysport relaxes lower
crow's feet better

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler

Most wrinkles, folds, temples, & cheek hollows

12-18 months depending on area used



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

Not for deep lines

Juvederm Voluma XC

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal filler

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

Up to 2 years

Best for lasting lifting effect & is reversible


Longer lasting filler for lifting, making jawline look tighter & augmenting chin


Calcium Hydroxyapatite Dermal Filler

Used for deep lines & folds, hands, cheeks, chin, & lifting brows

 9 - 12 months

Doesn't attract water like hyaluronic acid fillers, lifts & is a good filler for hands

Can't dissolve, swells more than hyaluronic acid fillers & doesn't last as long

A good value for a thicker filler


Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler

depressions or circles under the eyes

9-12 months under eyes

Reversible & less risk of swelling than Juvederm under eyes

Shorter duration than other HA fillers when used for lines

Restylane Silk

Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Lip lines or in crow's feet

about 6 months

Thin enough to use in lip lines

Swelling & short duration

There are better options

Restylane Lyft (previously known as Perlane)

Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Stiff filler good for filling hands, lifting, enhancing cheeks, chin & jaw line

9 - 12 months

Costs less than Voluma but lifting effect may not last as long, It's also reversible


Good choice for trying chin or cheek augmentation or lifting lower face at lower cost than Voluma

Restylane Defyne

Hyaluronic Acid Filler

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

about 12 months

Moves smoothly with facial expressions & reversible


Restylane Refyne

Hyaluronic Acid Filler

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

about 12 months

Moves smoothly with facial expressions & reversible



Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Good for deep lines, hands, enhancing
cheeks, chin, & lifting brows

about 12 months

Swells less than some of others and lower price


Best value for hyaluronic acid filler


Immediate dermal filler & persistent dermal stimulator

Deep wrinkles & folds


particles probably
remain permanently

Results may be permanent

Results may be permanent & not dissolvable

For many reasons I prefer using fillers that can be dissolved


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