Dermal Fillers- Everything you need to know

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers at Bella Excellence Med Spa in Tampa

Wrinkles are a sign of aging, and you typically want to do something about it right away. Dermal fillers are gel-like injectables that restore your skin and volume and smooth out deep lines and facial creases, creating a more youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers are FDA-approved and generally safe, so they are a great alternative to more invasive treatments like surgery. As a result, over 1 million men and women take advantage of this treatment each year.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a widely recognized cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the skin and restoring the lost volume of your face. 

It is a minimally invasive treatment, and no downtime or side effects are associated. 

They are gel-like substances injected beneath your skin on the desired facial area. 

Dermal fillers, such as Juvèderm®, Restylane by Galderma, Voluma, Vollure by Allergen, Belotero, and Versa by Revanesse, are injectables that use hyaluronic acid to create a more youthful look. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that is responsible for keeping your skin hydrated and plump. Injecting this gel-like substance into targeted areas of the face will add volume under the skin and help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can also be used to improve facial symmetry and contour your face while filling in acne scars.

When you are getting a dermal filler treatment, the area will be thoroughly cleaned, and then an anesthetic will be applied if necessary. Almost all dermal fillers contain lidocaine, a numbing agent that helps reduce discomfort during treatment. There is often some mild pinching or pressure sensation while the product is injected. Finally, your provider will inject a specific amount of dermal filler into the targeted area under the skin.

As per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, More than 3 Million people get Dermal Fillers every year. Dermal Fillers have taken the entire cosmetics and aesthetics industry by storm due to their numerous benefits and no side effects.

Juvederm Family of Dermal Fillers:

Let’s take a closer look at the Juvederm family of Fillers. The fillers of this type have a common ingredient, i.e., Hyaluronic acid is abundant in the skin, joints, and connective tissues. Fillers are responsible for renewing skin and boosting collagen production to tighten the skin and eradicate the signs of aging.  The Juvederm fillers are generally made with Lidocaine, a numbing agent responsible for alleviating discomfort and redness to deliver the achieved result with less pain.

We will discuss the four most popular Juvederm Fillers, i.e., Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Volbella, and Juvederm Voluma XC, and Juvederm Volux.

 Juvederm Ultra:

Juvederm Ultra is a contemporary dermal filler with a smooth consistency. It is widely recognized due to its potential to volumize the skin and smooth the creases and lines.

Juvederm Vollure:

Juvederm Vollure is widely known as a long-lasting solution for treating stubborn wrinkles and fine lines such as smile lines, Nasolabial Folds, or areas around the mouth.

Juvederm Volbella

Juvederm Volbella is widely used as a corrective treatment for treating perioral lines and lip augmentation.  Furthermore, they are also used to enhance or fill under-eye hollows.

Juvederm Voluma XC

Juvederm Voluma XC has a volumizing action. It is aimed at restoring the lost volume of the face and gives a lifted and fuller appearance to the face. 

Juvederm Volux

Introducing the first HA filler FDA approved for Jawline contouring. A long lasting filler to help define the chin and jawline giving a better profile.

Restylane Family of Fillers

Restylane is an injectable gel that is composed of Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that enables the skin to maintain its volume. Naturally, it is hydrophilic and attracts water. Therefore, when injected into the skin, the molecules of Hyaluronic acid bond to the natural stores of water in the body. Consequently, it gives volume to the skin and a youthful and radiant appearance.

Restylane Silk:

Restylane Silk is a filler designed to diminish the vertical lines above the lip and treat lip thinning. They are the signs of aging and are responsible for making you look older than you are.

One of the most important attributes that give a competitive edge to Restylane Silk is that It is the first FDA-approved product to treat lip thinning.

Restylane Refyne:

Restylane Refyne is another Hyaluronic Acid specifically designed to eradicate or diminish the signs of aging around the nose and mouth. The technology used in Restylane Refyne, XpresHAn Technology, enables the hyaluronic acid to cross-link with the skin cells.

Restylane Defyne:

 The lasting mechanism, functions, and benefits of Restylane Defyne are quite similar to that of Restylane Refyne. Restylane Defyne also uses XpresHAn technology. It has been seen to be more beneficial when used to treat Nasolabial Folds or laugh lines.

Restylane Lyft:

Restylane Lyft was formerly known as Perlane. It is the newest addition in the Restylane family that is not only aimed at augmenting the cheeks and is responsible for providing support to the facial features by lifting the mid-face. 

Revanesse Versa:

Revanesse Versa is relatively new in addition in dermal filler family, having been approved in December of 2017 by the FDA. Since then, it has become popular with people who use injectable fillers because it’s composed mainly of hyaluronic acid but can also be used as a facial filler for wrinkles as well as a lip filler for better lip volume.

Revanesse Lips:

Revanesse™ Lips+ is a FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler aimed at restoring lost volume and creating fuller-looking lips in adults 22 years of age and older.


Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler that boosts natural collagen production and inhibits the process of volume loss. Radiesse is composed of a gel with small particles of Calcium Hydroxylapatite suspended.


Sculptra is a type of Dermal filler that works in synergy with the body and stimulates collagen production to rebuild the structural foundation of your skin since it is composed of Poly L Lactic Acid that works as a synthetic polymer in the human body. 

Dermal filler treatments are customized to your needs. With a selection of dermal filler products on the market, it may seem challenging to find the right one for you. That is why working with an experienced medical provider is so important. During your complimentary consultation, our providers will evaluate your specific aesthetic goals to determine which dermal filler treatment is best for achieving your desired results.

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Are Dermal Filler injections safe?

Juvederm® and Restylane are FDA-approved and generally considered safe. The side effects of dermal fillers are mild and usually only last a couple of days following the treatment. You may experience some bruising or swelling at the injection site, but this will go away after a few days.

How long does an appointment for Dermal Fillers take?

Dermal filler treatments last between thirty minutes to an hour. After a patient has treatment, they can return to normal daily activities.

Is there any downtime after an injection?

With dermal fillers, you can get quick and easy results with little downtime. You can come in on your lunch hour and then continue on with the rest of your day, too.

How long does Dermal Filler last?

The results of dermal fillers depend on which type is used and the area being treated. Typically, they last between one to two years. They do not require as much commitment as surgical procedures.

What areas can be treated?

Dermal injections are FDA-approved to treat a wide variety of facial areas, such as the lips, marionette lines, nasolabial folds (the crease that runs from the bottom of your nose to mouth), under-eye bags, chin, jawline, and hands.

How long until you can see the results?

Dermal fillers have rapid results, so you can see the effects right away. They may take up to four weeks to fully set in, though, before your fillers are completely effective. We recommend following up your dermal filler treatment with plenty of hydration and water, as hyaluronic acid binds to water molecules and will strengthen the effect of the filler.

What can I expect after the treatment?

After your treatment, you may experience some minor irritations. This will usually go away on its own in less than a week.  You can apply cold compresses as often as you want, immediately and up to 24 hours after the procedure to reduce swelling.

At 24 hours post-treatment, if any bruising has occurred, you can apply warm compresses to the affected areas in order to expedite the resolution of bruising. Avoid touching the treated area AGAIN for six hours following treatment. After that, you may gently wash the area.

Avoid – sunbathing and cold outdoor activities until any redness or swelling disappears.

Avoid – exercise and alcohol for six hours after treatment.

Avoid – ibuprofen, aspirin, Advil, or vitamin E for 24 hours after injection.

How do I know if I am a candidate?

Dermal fillers may be a more attractive option for many individuals interested in facial augmentation. Unlike other invasive options, dermal fillers can begin with a mild enhancement and increase if needed. Dermal fillers are effective for patients who have static wrinkles and/or lines, lost facial volume, acne scars, asymmetrical features or desire facial contouring. Although dermal fillers have not been studied on pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers or those under 18 years old, they are worth considering before any other form of treatment.

Dermal fillers are a non-invasive facial enhancement treatment. It is easy, to begin with a mild enhancement and then increase over time if necessary. 

During the consultation, you meet with our expert Medical Staff where we go over your medical history, talk about your concerns and let you know what type of results you can get from dermal fillers, including which type of dermal filler is recommended for you.


Dermal Fillers are a fantastic cosmetic treatment. Not only do they smooth the wrinkles and lines, but they also restore the lost volume. When choosing the right dermal filler for your needs, there is a lot to consider. The experts at Bella Excellence can guide you through the process and determine the best choice to meet your aesthetic goals.


For nearly two decades, Dr. Yvette Suarez and her team have upheld her promise to her clients to help them look and feel their best. Seventeen years ago, she launched Bella Medspa, the first medspa of its kind in Florida, setting a new aesthetic care standard in motion. Recently, Bella Medspa has undergone a makeover of its own—rebranding itself as Bella Excellence and expanding its team and service offerings to a second location.  Dr. Yvette Suarez ensures that Bella Excellence remains at the forefront of medical advances and anti-aging innovations that transform skin health and body aesthetics.

With locations in Wesley Chapel and Westchase, we focus on comprehensive, results-oriented, and highly customized skincare and body contouring treatments that promote optimal health. In addition, we tailor our premium services to meet our discerning clients specific, personal concerns – so you always see your best reflection in the mirror.

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