Types of Dermal Fillers (Botox, JUVÉDERM, Restylane, Belotero, Radiesse & Volbella)

Are you considering BOTOX or JUVÉDERM as part of a cosmetic non-surgical procedure?

Life is unfair: You wake up in the morning one day to fine lines and wrinkles! It doesn’t help that every commercial you watch seems to be for the latest celebrity-endorsed anti-aging serum. Now you are interested having them removed but want to learn more about how it all works.

Many of these wrinkles could be from hormonal changes and slowed collagen production. And others from your exposure to the sun.

While dermal fillers are an option for improving aging skin, it is best to always consult a licensed healthcare provider before making the decision.

Here are some truths about different types of injectable filler and how they work:

How dermal fillers work

Injectable filler (injectable cosmetic filler, injectable facial filler) is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.

Injectable dermal fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a FDA approved drug made from a purified neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles. Most commonly, horizontal forehead or worry lines, vertical frown lines, and squint lines or crow’s feet, or fine lip lines are treated.


Juvederm is an injectable filler used to add volume to the face for an instantly revitalized appearance. A smooth-gel filler, it instantly smooths away wrinkles and creates volume. You?ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year. Types of JUVEDERM injections include JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM Volbella, JUVÉDERM Ultra and JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus.


A Restylane injection is designed to work like this natural hyaluronic acid in the body to fill in creases to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Types of Restylane injectins include; Restylane Lyft, Restylane L, and Restylane Silk.


BELOTERO BALANCE is a hyaluronic acid injectable filler designed to integrate into facial skin tissue. The unique manufacturing process for BELOTERO BALANCE yields a soft and cohesive gel that, once injected, instantly fills the skin to help smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles.


RADIESSE® is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen.

Platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma ( PRP ) injections bathe troubled cells in a concentrated mixture of platelets from your own blood. Platelets are involved in clotting and wound healing.

Questions about Dermal Fillers?

Let Pura Vida Medical Spa help you reach your face and skin care goals. Call us at 239-919-7872 and schedule a free consultation. On the web, visit puravidanaples.com to learn more about us and our services.

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