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


Original neuromodulator


Jeuveau

Muscle Relaxant

Relaxing specific muscles that cause skin creasing (wrinkles)


 3-5 months


Starts sooner & lasts longer for some


None


Newest


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, folds, temples, & cheek hollows


12-18 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

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


None


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


Radiesse

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


Restylane


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

None

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

None

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

None

Versa

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

None

Best value for 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 & not dissolvable

For many reasons I prefer using fillers that can be dissolved

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