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


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


Tried & true standard


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 better


Juvederm Ultra Plus XC


Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler


Most wrinkles, temples, & cheek hollows


12-18 months depending on area used


Soft & reversible

None


In my opinion it's the most versatile filler


Juvederm Ultra XC

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal filler


Fine lines & in the lips, when subtle volume is desired


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


Soft & reversible

Ultra doesn't last as long as Ultra Plus


Juvederm Voluma XC



Hyaluronic Acid Dermal filler


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


About 2 years


Best for lasting lifting effect & reversible


Most people get at least 2 syringes.


Officially approved for cheeks but also
helps diminish jowling when used in back of jaw & on sides of chin


Radiesse

Calcium Hydroxyapatite Dermal Filler


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


 9 - 12 months


Some lifting effect & good filler for hands


Can't dissolve and swells more than hyaluronic acid fillers


A good value for a thicker filler


Restylane


Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler


depressions or circles under the eyes


about 9 months


Reversible & less risk of swelling than Juvederm under eyes


Shorter duration




Restylane Silk


Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Lip lines or in crow's feet

about 6 months


Thinner than Juvederm Ultra so less risk of producing ridges in lip lines

Short duration

Swells a lot in some people

Restylane Lyft (previously known as Perlane)

Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Stiff filler good for lifting lower face, enhancing cheeks, chin & jaw line

9 - 12 months

Costs less than Voluma but lifting effect may not last as long, reversible

None

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

Restylane Defyne

Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Good for deep lines around the mouth and nose, back of hands, cheeks, chin, temples & for lifting brows


about 12 months

Moves smoothly with facial expressions & reversibleNone

Restylane Refyne

Hyaluronic Acid Filler

Lips, lip lines, forehead lines,

about 12 months

Moves smoothly with facial expressions & reversibleNone

Bellafill


Immediate dermal filler & persistent dermal stimulator


Volume replacement & deep wrinkles


 



Bellafill
particles probably
remain permanently


Results may be permanent


Results may be permanent & not dissolvable

I've used it since 2007 &  have never had a problem with it

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 get desired results


 


Bumps in treated areas occasionally occur & not dissolvable (but usually not visible)


 

Adds volume in layers vs. filling wrinkles or enhancing features


 

Fat Transfer


General overall volume replacement without using dermal fillers


Those who don't want a commercial product injected or who need large amounts of fillers


 


0 - 10 years


Fat transfer results seen 3 months after a treatment will probably last 10 years if no overall weight loss


 


Growth factors in fat help overlying skin texture


May not get persisting results so may need to repeat treatments


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I don't use fat in depressions under
eyes or in lips