What is Dermal Filler?

Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment used to restore volume to the face, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. These soft, gel-like substances are injected beneath the skin to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Common Areas to Inject Filler

  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Marionette Lines
  • Chin
  • Temple
  • Jaw
  • Nasolabial Folds

Types of Dermal Filler

  • Juvéderm

    Juvederm XC and Juvederm Voluma XC use hyaluronic acid to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of volume in the face.

  • Teoxane

    Teoxane fillers consist of specific gel densities & rheological properties designed to treat different areas of the face for aesthetic results.


  • Restylane

    Restylane® is a hyaluronic facial filler that can be used for smoothing wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette line.

  • sculptra logo

    Sculptra, made of biocompatible poly-L-lactic acid, stimulates collagen production for gradual, natural-looking results over several months.

  • Skinvive logo
    SKINVIVE™ by JUVÉDERM® is the first FDA-approved HA microdroplet injectable, enhancing skin hydration for a smoother, radiant glow.


What can I expect at my first appointment?

Your injector will do a full assessment and discuss your areas of concern. Your provider then develop a personalized treatment strategy aimed at achieving your objectives over several months or even up to a year, if necessary. It’s important to note that one syringe of filler equals 1/5 of a teaspoon, which means achieving complete correction might require more than one syringe. Rest assured, we will thoroughly review the total cost of the treatment with you before any injections are administered.

Does it hurt?

Dermal filler injections can vary widely from person to person, influenced by individual pain thresholds, and the area of the face being treated. To minimize discomfort, practitioners often use dermal fillers that contain a pre-mixed local anesthetic, like lidocaine, which helps to numb the treatment area as the filler is injected. Additionally, some clinics may apply a topical numbing cream to the area before the procedure begins, further reducing potential pain.

When will I see results?

You will see results immediately, but for the best results you’ll be able to see them two weeks after any swelling and bruising has resolved.

How long does filler last?

It depends on which filler you use, where it’s injected, and the patient. On average dermal filler last between 6-12 months.

Any side effects I should know about?

You might experience swelling, bruising, and tenderness. To help reduce the swelling we recommend that you place a icepack over your lips as needed.

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Ready to glow? Meridiem DermSpa has both your aesthetic and medical care in mind. Our team is happy to get your dermal filler appointment and anything else set up. Reach out today to schedule a consultation.

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