A Comparison of the Different Cosmetic Fillers

  1. Dermal Fillers San Diego

In today’s world, there is a huge market for techniques that help keep a man or woman looking and feeling their best. Cosmetic procedures are more popular than ever because of the overall safety of each procedure and the now more common offering of competitive pricing.

Though non-surgical cosmetic procedures are rarely, if ever, covered or even partially covered by medical insurance, the costs of these procedures are far less expensive than their surgical counterparts and, therefore, much more affordable.

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Cosmetic Fillers and Their Benefits

The purpose of a cosmetic filler, also referred to as a dermal filler, is to help create a smoother and fuller appearance in the face. When correctly administered by knowledgeable and caring medical staff, i.e. doctors, nurses and physician assistants, the results will be completely satisfying, sometimes even exceeding the patient’s expectations.

There are many benefits to having a cosmetic filler procedure done. With today’s procedure safety standards and modern technology, there is virtually no recovery time after the cosmetic filler procedure. Most, if not all, can be done in office and can be completed in minutes.

Some patients will see a difference in the way they look in as little as one visit, while others may see the most difference in little more than two or three visits to their cosmetic clinic.


If facial wrinkles and fold overs are a severe problem making your appearance less than satisfying to you, then Restylane in the form of the original Restylane, Restylane – L, Restylane Lyft and Restylane Lyft – L can be of service to your specific aesthetic needs. Restylane products are fillers than plump up your skin in the area injected, reducing the look of wrinkles and folds significantly. The first injection typically lasts 6-9 months and follow up injections will last longer.


Many adults, both young and old, suffer from the appearance of frown-lines in between the eyebrows and crows-feet at the sides of the eyes. Botox is the first FDA approved cosmetic filler used to temporarily improve the look of wrinkles in the face. The effects of Botox tend to last three to four months but after several treatments may begin to last longer. When Botox is injected, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching the area, and as a result the muscle relaxes and the dynamic wrinkle is smoothed away.


Laugh lines around the mouth and nose are a common problem for older adults. The skin becomes stuck in a habitual form, even when not smiling or laughing. Juvederm is a great solution for those looking to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth. It is a great treatment for facial lines, lip enhancement, wrinkle correction, or deep nasolabial folds. Juvderm or Juvederm Voluma treatments typically last up to one year.


Artefill is different than other treatments because it offers lasting effects after continuous use. This cosmetic filler plumps up your wrinkles and folds right after injection, but what is wonderful about this FDA approved prescription injection is that it permanently restores your skins natural firmness and youth. Artefill usually only requires one or two treatments and the results are immediately visible.

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of cosmetic filler used to replace lost collagen. It especially helps to correct shallow or deep facial wrinkles and folds giving you a more natural looking appearance over time than other injectable fillers. On average, three sessions are needed over a period of a few months but these numbers vary from patient to patient.


Dysport is a cosmetic filler used to temporarily remove the look of frown lines and wrinkles without changing the look of your whole face. Dysport is used to block the signal from the nerve to the muscles, resulting in relaxation of muscle activity which prevents muscle contraction that causes frown lines. Treatments tend to take 15-30 minutes and give you long-lasting, natural results for up to four months.


Radiesse improves the appearance of your severe wrinkles in just one application, lasting for a long time in between treatments. This is a very economical choice for those of you who are looking to save money in the long run. The treatment fills and corrects wrinkles around the nose and mouth, nasolabial folds, and smile lines adding immediate volume to safely contour, correct and beautify facial features.

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, whether surgical or non-surgical, it is important that you research your options for your specific problem area and find the best possible treatment. At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we offer all of the above treatments and are happy to schedule a free consultation with our award winning doctor, Parvin Mani, to find what treatment is best for you.