These are injectable products made of hyaluronic acid from different manufacturers.  Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that binds water and is normally found in the deeper layers of the skin.  These fillers do not contain any animal products.  They are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Scroll down for more information on a specific manufacturer. 

If you are planning on having fillers injected, or have had it done recently, please see our patient instructions page.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I see results?

Results are generally noted immediately, although mild swelling, bruising, and redness generally can take at least 48 hours to resolve. Makeup may be applied immediately after a treatment.

How long will the results last?

Benefits last about 6 to 12 months, though results vary. (Juvederm Voluma XC lasts up to 2 years). Lip enhancement treatments may resolve more quickly, especially if you are a smoker.

Do the injections hurt?

The recent introduction of fillers containing lidocaine anesthetic has made the procedure much more comfortable. Numbing cream applied by the patient before the appointment or by us in the office can also improve the experience. There can be discomfort in sensitive areas such as the lips or near the nose.

Are there risks to the procedure?

Transient bruising at injection sites can occur, particularly if you have taken aspirin or ibuprofen within 10 days, or alcohol within 48 hours of treatment. Puffiness, tenderness and/or redness may result for 1-4 days, and rarely longer. Small areas of firmness may be palpable and rarely visible, but blend in with time. Extremely rare side effects include compression/occlusion of blood vessels leading to formation of a scab which can result in a scar or other damage. Other rare side effects include dizziness, headache, rash, visual disturbances, infection, or reactivation of cold sores.

Who should not be treated with Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
  • You are pregnant or nursing.
  • You have multiple severe allergies or history of anaphylaxis.
  • You are taking a blood thinner such as Coumadin/warfarin or Aspirin.
  • You have a bleeding disorder.
  • You have had a previous allergic or severe swelling reaction with hyaluronic acid fillers.

  • Great for superficial lines
  • Perfect for “smoker’s lines”

BELOTERO BALANCE creates an elegant finishing touch to your appearance, filling small gaps beneath the skin’s surface and improving the appearance of stubborn etched-in smile lines and vertical lip lines above and around the lips.

Juvederm can be used for:

  • Marionette Lines
  • Oral Commissures
  • Mandibular Contouring and Chin Crease
  • Youthful, fuller lips
  • Adding volume to your cheeks

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel instantly smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth and augments lips.


JUVÉDERM® Volbella adds subtle volume to lips and smooths the appearance of vertical lip lines and fine lines around the mouth.



JUVÉDERM® Vollure delivers a natural look and feel and is excellent for smoothing nasolabial folds. Juvéderm® VOLLURE® with lidocaine has an estimated duration of 15 months.


JUVÉDERM® Voluma XC is  the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. The more youthful profile you can achieve from the procedure lasts up to 2 years with optimal treatment.

FDA approved for:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Corners of mouth
  • Pre-jowl /jaw line

Radiesse Volumizing filler Immediately provides the lift needed to diminish wrinkles and folds because of the incredible lifting capacity of the calcium based filler.  It has the unique ability to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing lift, and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow.  This natural collagen growth continues for several months after the initial effect of Radiesse Volumizing filler has diminished.  In many patients correction lasts for a year or more. Radiesse is FDA approved for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such a nasolabial folds (smile lines), corners of mouth chin wrinkles and pre-jowl areas.  Results are immediate.


Restylane is used for:

  • Lip augmentation

Restylane Lyft is specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks and midface area, which can result in a more natural-looking, youthful appearance.

Restylane Silk can be used for lip enhancement in patients over age 21. Could your lips benefit from Restylane Silk?