Dermal Filler Overview

Regain your happy, lifted and youthful look with dermal fillers

Losing volume in your face causes it to droop, making you look older or more tired. Dermal fillers can add volume instantly and stimulate your own tissue to increase in volume. Fillers can correct undesired lines and folds, as well as add volume to certain areas of the face. This creates an effect called the “liquid facelift”, in which your face looks fuller, firmer, and glowy.

What are Dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are products that can be injected just below the surface of the skin and directly into the tissue to lift, fill in lines, wrinkles, folds, and correct scars and/or add volume.

What areas can be injected with fillers?

  • Smile line: between the nose and mouth
  • Smoker lines: fine lines around upper and lower lips
  • Frown lines: creases between the eyebrows
  • Acne scars: depressions in the skin at old acne sites
  • Lip augmentation: add volume and symmetry
  • Cheek augmentation: lift and contour sagging cheeks
  • Marionette lines: the slant of the corner of the lips
  • Hollowed temples: lack of volume or concavity over temples
  • Nose reshaping: dorsal bumps, depressions
  • Hands: reduce the appearance of bulging veins, wrinkles
  • Earlobes: firm sagging, damaged earlobes
  • Tear trough: dark circles under the eyes

Types of Dermal fillers we inject


  • Restylane Silk
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Reyne
  • Restylane Defyne


  • FDA approved semi-permanent dermal filler


  • Juvederm XC
  • Juvederm Voluma
  • Juvederm Vollure
  • Juvederm Volbella

Other class of HA

  • Beletero


  • A collagen-stimulating product


  • A volumizing collagen-stimulating product
  • The only FDA approved product for hand correction

How do Dermal fillers add volume?

Based on the way volume is added to the tissue, we can categorize dermal fillers into three different classes:

  • Volume-adding products:

    those that add volume to the skin instantly. The leading products with this feature are HAs (hyaluronic acid-base) dermal fillers such as the Restylane family and the Juvederm family.

  • Collagen-stimulating products:

    those that produce volume in the skin by stimulating your own skin to produce collagen and tissue over time. Sculptra is the most popular FDA-approved product for this purpose.

  • Volume-adding and collagen-stimulating products:

    those that add instant volume and stimulate collagen formation, such as Radiesse and Artefill.

How do Hyaluronic Acids like Restylane and Juvederm differ from Botox Cosmetic and Dysport?

Botox or Dysport (botulinum toxins) and Restylane and Juvederm (HAs, gel-type dermal fillers) are used to correct wrinkles in different ways. Botox® or Dysport both relax the muscles that create frown lines between your eyebrows and crow’s feet. In contrast, Restylane and Juvederm products are natural, cosmetic fillers injected into the skin, adding volume to smooth wrinkles, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).

What is the difference between Restylane, Juvederm and Beletero?

They are very similar products, such that they are all Hyaluronic acids and FDA-approved for adding volume through facial injections. We provide specials for all products, so you may benefit from any selection.

What is right for me? A facelift or Fillers?

Not everyone needs the same correction and treatment to regain their younger look. Age-related facial changes due to skin volume loss can be restored by filler for a fuller, natural, and youthful appearance. If the changes are due to excess loose skin, you may benefit from a combination of a mini facelift and fillers. A face-lift without volume correction gives a stretched skin look, which is not attractive. See Dr. Shafa for a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for face-lift, dermal fillers, or a combination of both treatments. During our free consultation, all of your options will be discussed to achieve your goals.

How long does the corrective effect of fillers last?

It all depends on the site of injection, number of syringes, and type of products used. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our dermatologist to learn about your options with its pros and cons. Please feel free to Call us or Ask Questions to find out if you are a right candidate for Dermal Fillers treatment.

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