Your Guide to Dermal Fillers

You’ve probably heard of a lot of big names in the dermal filler industry, but it can be confusing to keep track of which one does what. That’s because there can be many different options when it comes to choosing the best filler for your goals, preferences, and anatomy. Although the best way to determine which is best for you is through a consultation with your aesthetician, it’s still important to know a little about your dermal filler options.


Not everyone is lucky enough to have full, luscious lips, so lip fillers have become increasingly popular over the past few years. These add volume underneath the skin of the lips, adding more projection and fullness. Your options for these results are the Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Perlane® families, as well as Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC, which are specifically tailored for great results in the lips. These can also be used to fill in vertical lip lines (also called lipstick lines), which is another common concern for those looking at their dermal filler options.


Well-sculpted, projecting cheekbones can define the face and make your features pop. It can be common to lose the shape due to aging over time, though. Juvéderm Voluma is a deep injection meant to add volume under the skin in the upper cheek area or cheekbones. This can have many benefits, as it can also reduce wrinkles in the eye area and soften any lines or wrinkles in the lower cheeks. Voluma is also formulated with larger particles than other injectables, meaning it degrades at a slower rate and produces the most amount of volume under the deep skin.

Nasolabial Lines

This is one of the most common treatments with dermal fillers, so there are many options available. In fact, most dermal fillers are created with nasolabial correction in mind, so you can find great results with families like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Radiesse®. There are some differences between these brands and their configurations, though, so your aesthetician can recommend the best one for you and your expectations.

Dermal fillers can be a great, temporary way to explore your aesthetic goals and give yourself a little something before your big event. To meet with Dr. Diggs and explore your dermal filler options, contact our office and schedule your consultation.