Beginner's Guide to Fillers

This blog is all about dermal fillers, the different types of fillers, and what each one of them does! If you're curious about what fillers can do for you and if you're a good candidate, you should definitely read this!

 Beginner's Guide to Fillers

There is a lot of information about dermal fillers out there, and it can be tricky to decipher when you don’t know where to start or what’s legit.

Luckily, there’s a way to cut through the noise! We are here to give you some clear and concise information about the various filler brands, formulas, and before-and-after effects.

During your consultation, we will be able to more accurately analyze your skin concerns and explain which filler will best address them. However, with the right technique, all of these fillers can provide long-lasting, natural-looking results. All fillers are designed for both men and women over the age of eighteen.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is made up of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in your skin. It’s great for deep injection in the cheek area to immediately correct age-related volume loss in adults. Juvéderm is clinically proven to last up to two years.

JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is an HA filler designed for effectively smoothing and softening moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines, such as nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth (a.k.a. parentheses). It is proven to last up to12 months in adults.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC works best as a lip filler. It can also be injected into the area around the mouth to amplify the lip filler. Its large particle size makes it longer-lasting — it usually lasts up to 9 months on the lips.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is best for adding subtle volume to the lips and softening lip lines. It can also be used to fill pitted acne scarring in the face. Volbella blends different molecular weights of HA, which allows it to create subtle volume that lasts for up to a year.

BELOTERO BALANCE® is an injectable filler made with HA. It is specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. It is best for softening lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and the results are very smooth and natural-looking.  

RADIESSE® VOLUMIZING FILLER replenishes lost volume and restores collagen. Radiesse® is unique, as it acts as a scaffold to provide structure to your skin. It also stimulates your own natural collagen production over several months post-treatment, which means that your results will only improve over time! It is also the only FDA-approved product for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the hands. Results usually last up to one year.

SCULPTRA® AESTHETIC helps your body replace lost collagen, and results can last more than two years. It works subtly and gradually over time, yielding  a more youthful-looking appearance. It stimulates your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume.

RESTYLANE® is used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, or lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth.

RESTYLANE® SILK is designed specifically to treat thinning lips and lip lines. It is made with smaller, smoother particles than most other injectables, allowing it to effectively treat the mouth area and provide natural-looking results.

RESTYLANE® LYFT is FDA approved for cheek augmentation and correction of midface contour deficiencies, such as sagging or skin laxity, caused by the aging process. It also treats moderate to severe wrinkles such as nasolabial folds.

RESTYLANE® REFYNE is a hyaluronic injectable filler that treats moderate to severe laugh lines and nasolabial folds. It creates a very soft, natural-looking effect, and the effects can last up to 12 months.  

RESTYLANE® DEFYNE is a hyaluronic injectable for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and deep folds, such as nasolabial folds. Results last up to 12 months.  


Depending on your beauty goals — whether you’re curious about fillers for lip augmentation or as a treatment for wrinkles, for example — we can more definitively recommend to you a certain brand or formula of filler.

Call (281) 603-9600 to schedule a consultation and we can discuss which of these fillers is right for you!