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DERMAL FILLERS by Advanced Skin Therapy

Dermal fillers enhance facial features for a more refreshed, natural look. This minimally invasive treatment can remove wrinkles, smooth and soften facial creases, plump out thin lips and cheek contours, and improve the appearance of acne scars. 

Dermal fillers typically last six to twelve months. Deeper injections can last a year or more, and some can last two years. At Advanced Skin Therapy, we offer JuvedermⓇ, a proven dermal filler brand.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Filler injections are gel-like injectables that create a smoother, fuller appearance. The FDA regulates dermal fillers the same way they regulate medical devices. 

Dermal fillers are available through a licensed healthcare provider, like a board-certified esthetician, and contain various ingredients, like:

  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA): This is a naturally occurring substance that exists within the skin, helping to keep it plump and hydrated. HA fillers are generally soft and gel-like, and the results are temporary, lasting between 6-12 months.
    • Our Juvederm products, including Juvederm Ultra XC,Volbella, Voluma, Vollura, and Volux products, all contain HA.
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA): This substance is primarily found in bones. Its consistency is generally slightly thicker than HA fillers and lasts about as long as hyaluronic acid.  
  • Poly-L-lactic Acid: This is a substance often used in medical devices like dissolvable stitches; the main purpose is to smooth fine lines and rebuild natural collagen. This is generally used to treat deeper facial wrinkles and can have results that last more than two years. 
  • Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA): This is a more synthetic substance that is still biocompatible (safe to use within the body). PMMA is a near-microscopic ball containing collagen that remains indefinitely beneath the skin’s surface to provide structure, support, and firmness. 

How Does Dermal Fillers Work:

The effects of most dermal fillers are temperate because they are made from materials that the body eventually breaks down and absorbs, according to the FDA. 

Why Dermal Fillers are Used?

Dermal Fillers can help ward off the signs of early aging and provide facial rejuvenation. 

With Dermal Fillers, you can:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance contours
  • Soften creases or wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of scars
  • Decrease the shadow of lower eyelids

Types of Dermal Filler Treatments We Offer

There are a variety of therapeutic uses for each of our highly recommended, FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler options. The following list outlines the areas for each of the varied treatments.

Note: All dermal fillers have lidocaine in them.

Target Area(s):

  • Nasolabial folds (between the nose and upper lip).
  • Lip augmentation.
  • Acne scars

Target Area(s):

  • The cheek area.
  • The chin region.

Target Area(s):

  • Nasolabial folds.

Target Area(s):

  • Lip augmentation.
  • Perioral lines (around the mouth).
  • Under eye hollows.

Target Area(s):

  • Parentheses lines.
  • Lip augmentation.

Risks or Side Effects of Dermal Fillers?

The use of Dermal Fillers is considered a medical procedure, and as with any other procedure, there are potential side effects. 

The most common side effects of Dermal Fillers include swelling and bruising shortly after the injection, which usually heal within a few days to weeks.

Common side effects of Dermal Fillers: 

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Difficulty completing activities (when injections are into the back of the hand)

Less common risks include:

  • Inflammation or swelling following illnesses, vaccinations, or dental procedures
  • Infection in the injection site
  • Open or draining wounds
  • Continued soreness at the injection site
  • Allergic reactions
  • Necrosis (death of the tissues around the injection site)

Note: The FDA recommends testing for allergies to certain materials before receiving dermal fillers to prevent an adverse allergic reaction.

The Dermal Fillers Procedure

To start the Dermal Filler treatment, we will clean the area, and we may apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area before injection. Our filler products do contain lidocaine, which is a mild anesthetic intended to minimize discomfort during treatment. 

Injections typically take only a few minutes per treatment area. The process includes injecting, massaging, and evaluating the results before your treatment is over. 


You should be able to go about your regular daily activities after treatment is over, though some patients do experience mild bruising and swelling at the injection site. This should subside in the following days.

Dermal Fillers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Dermal Fillers

Because each client’s need is unique, the price for dermal fillers varies. We provide upfront and transparent pricing before treatments at the time of the consultation, verbally and in writing. For more information, book a complimentary consultation with us today!

It depends on your goal. If you’re looking to increase the volume and fullness of your face, dermal fillers are the better choice. Botox is typically used to treat dynamic lines. Both will result in smoother, plumper skin. 

Similar to Botox, you should avoid lying down for three to four hours after your injections. You’ll also want to avoid strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours following your appointment. It’s important to keep your head elevated and upright, and if necessary, ice the areas that appear swollen. Otherwise, you’ll be back to business as usual directly after your appointments.

Dermal fillers are not for everyone and may be inappropriate for people with certain conditions like bleeding disorders or allergies to certain ingredients. Overall, the FDA reports that people are generally satisfied with their treatments. Patients looking to make subtle enhancements to their features, minimize scars or wrinkles, and increase or restore volume are ideal candidates for the procedure.