Everything You Need to know About Dermal Fillers

When considering injectables for a more youthful look, the first thing many people think of is botox. And while botox will always be a darling of the med spa industry and a gateway injectable, dermal fillers might actually be a better option depending on your concerns. Unlike botox, fillers add volume to the face. This added volume lifts and smooths deep wrinkles and hallows, creating a more youthful appearance.

As we age, our natural collagen production decreases, making our skin less elastic. Dermal filler injections add volume and freshness to the skin by injecting a gel that mimics your body’s naturally occurring hyaluronic acid through a tiny needle into the skin. Dermal fillers can actually fix certain problems that botox can’t. Read on to learn more about the many types of dermal fillers.


Juvederm Ultra is the softest dermal filler in the Juvederm family, and it’s inserted into the dermis layer of the skin and used to treat mild to medium-depth wrinkles from your nose to the corners of your mouth. It also improves the appearance of depressed scars and lips. Treatments with Juvederm Ultra are typically painless and simple. This is the perfect treatment for someone who wishes to of the appearance of mild to medium-depth wrinkles or plump areas of skin distress or weight loss. The effects will last up to a year.


Juvederm Ultra Plus is a more dense variant of Juvederm Ultra. It’s used to fix deeper facial wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines and fill in depressed areas in the cheeks. Ultra Plus is suitable for those who want to plump areas of deep skin depression and smooth deep folds and wrinkles. The effects usually last up to a year.


Vollure is the Juvederm family’s middle child. It has an ideal balance between spreadability and longevity, making for more natural facial expressions and gestures following injection. It’s great for filling in mild wrinkles and refreshing the lower half of the face, as well as treating nasolabial folds and marionette lines. The procedure is the longest-lasting dermal filler for nasolabial folds, lasting up to 18 months.


Voluma is the Juvederm family’s thickest and most hardcore cream, making it suitable for deeper injections into the cheeks.  It provides a good lift and raises the supple volume to your ears. Voluma is for you if you want a natural contour and a set, youthful appearance. The injection requires no downtime and can last up to 24 months.


Volbella is a Hyaluronic Acid blend of numerous molecular weights that provides subtle, long-lasting volume. Volbella is a Juvederm treatment used to plump up the lips and soften the appearance of lines across the mouth. It’s even used to fill in acne scarring on the face and smooth out the sensitive under-eye area since it is the thinnest, most spreadable gel. Volbella will last for up to a year.

Dermal fillers can give you a more natural look compared to cosmetic facelifts. If you’re interested in trying fillers, book an appointment with one of our estheticians here at Belle Ame Med Spa.  We’re happy to offer you a free consultation to discuss your goals and customize a treatment plan for you.