Dermal Fillers, What do They do and Where do I Use Them?

To have an understanding of what dermal filler to use, we need to know why we are using them. We all know that aging is a part of life, and as the years pass our skin may begin to look less vibrant, refreshed, and youthful. It happens to us all, and it’s not fun, I know. When we are young we have a lot of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in our skin, which gives it volume, support, and that plumpness. When we age this breaks down and the results are facial lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin.

Dermal fillers can help you restore that youthful look, but which one is the best for your concern? Dermal fillers are used to increase facial volume and fill lines, and wrinkles. They can also be used to plump and define lips and fill hollow areas under the eyes and on the face. Let me break it down for you.


Where Dermal Fillers Work the Best:

  • Lines from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Lines from the mouth to the chin (marionette lines)
  • Lines in the corner of the mouth
  • Lines above the upper lip
  • Frown lines (best combined with Botox)
  • Superficial lines around the eye (best combined with Botox)
  • Lips for volume and definition
  • Restore volume to face and cheekbones
  • Under the eye
  • Fill in the pre-jowl, the area on either side of your chin
  • Backs of the hand and make veins look less prominent

Voluma XC  is the first FDA-approved filler on the market to correct age-related volume loss in the mid-face. So if aging has caused a loss of facial volume or you want more defined cheekbones, this is the product for you. When you get Voluma XC you also get a natural lift, reducing skin laxity and skin folds and the results last up to 2 years! Voluma XC is the longest-lasting hyaluronic acid filler on the market at this time.

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Restylane Lyft is another hyaluronic-based facial filler that can be used to lift the sagging skin in the cheek and jowls. As we lose volume in our cheek area we start to get a hollowness in our facial structure and Lyft can increase cheek volume, fill in the pre-jowl area and even restore youthfulness on your hands.

Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are “sisters” to Voluma XC. They are not as thick as Voluma and are used for nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lip enhancement.

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Restylane is also a suggestion when it comes to the delicate lip area. It is a hyaluronic acid filler that is also used for creating volume where there can be hollowness around the eyes.

RHA #2 is another dermal filler/lip filler made of hyaluronic acid that moves with the dynamic motion of the face. It can be used for a natural lip enhancement, but also for superficial lines and wrinkles like smoker lines and lines around the eyes.


In short, if you would like to enhance your appearance, make those deep lines disappear, get more volume in your mid-face including high cheekbones or plump your lips, then you should look into dermal fillers. Visit us at The Laser Image Company for your complimentary consultation.

Charlotta Pettersson

Charlotta Pettersson, Medical Aesthetician, has been in beauty industry since 2002. She is internationally trained at the School for Estheticians and Cosmetologists in Stockholm, Sweden and has a masters in fashion, print and beauty makeup. Her experience working with top plastic surgeons has led to the creation of new advance skin treatments.

About The Laser Image Company: The clinic was a collaboration of Dr. Lad Rubaum an ENT, Facial Plastic Surgeon, and John Santoliquido, a laser specialist and trainer, with the intention to educate patients on all the latest non-invasive cosmetic treatments available. We specialize in advanced treatments using Microneedlng with PRP. Our injectable specialists use Botox to smooth lines and can create amazing transformations with dermal fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure and Restylane. Our state of the art lasers can treat any skin color. We offer laser Skin tightening, Laser Hair & Vein Removal , IPL, Photofacial, Genesis for rosacea and collagen stimulation, Exilis for fat melting and Fractional laser for acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage and stretch marks. The staff was handpicked by Dr. Rubaum for their extensive knowledge and expertise in the specific treatments they perform. Whether it is a laser to tighten the skin or a filler plump the lips, Laser Image Company will have you covered.

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