What is a dermal filler?

A dermal filler is an injectable gel designed to reduce wrinkles and help skin look healthier and younger. Salons use various FDA approved gel formulas that instantly add volume to areas that have lost volume over time. 


Dermal fillers are a quick and easy way to restore youthfulness and tighten up your face. Dermal fillers are designed to help with smile lines and nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). There are also fillers that can add natural-looking volume to your cheek area and lips. 


Aesthetics Med Spa offers injections from Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Belotero, which are used to help with different areas of the face.

How much do dermal fillers cost? 

Dermal fillers are a more cost-effective and easier solution compared to plastic surgery. At Aesthetics Med Spa, we offer a variety of dermal filler injections that vary in price. 


The average price for a dermal filler starts around $500 per injection, so the total cost depends on your desired results. Comparable facial surgeries can easily cost thousands of dollars, so dermal fillers can be a much less expensive option with similar results.

Are dermal fillers safe? 

Yes, dermal fillers are regulated and approved by the FDA as a medical device. Dermal fillers aren’t approved for large scale procedures, but they’re designed and approved to help with facial wrinkles. 


After the procedure, there are some potential side effects like swelling and soreness, but they are minor and disappear quickly. The FDA also recommends going to a licensed professional. Your body eventually absorbs the dermal fillers as they wear off, and they won’t leave any long-lasting side effects. 

What can I expect after my Dermal filler procedure? 

Before the procedure, expect to meet with a doctor and talk about your expectations and decide on the right dermal filler. The doctor or dermatologist doing the procedure will go over the process and may do some allergy testing beforehand to avoid any adverse side effects.


Before the injections, the area will be numbed. The procedure is quick and usually requires fewer injections compared to Botox. You may have some numbness and redness after the procedure. 


You will notice a difference immediately after your procedure. Dermal fillers are not permanent, so you may want to plan on getting follow up treatments as the fillers wear off. The average dermal fillers last around 18 months and will slowly fade away. 

How do dermal fillers compare to others?

If you decide that dermal fillers aren’t the best choice for you, there are a few other options that can give similar results. 


Botox is the most similar to dermal fillers, but there are a few small differences. Botox is a muscle relaxer that helps reduce noticeable wrinkles. Most people notice a positive result, but the effects fade quicker than dermal fillers—around three months. 


Micro infusions use tiny needles to inject a filler into the top layer of skin. This can be a less painful process, but the results are also less noticeable and wear off quicker.


There are facial creams and masks that can provide some help. Most of these will provide lesser results, but they are also less expensive and can be used at home.


Are you interested in a dermal filler appointment? 


Aesthetics Med Spa in Reno Nevada offers dermal fillers from Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Belotero to restore your skin to its youthfulness. Book an appointment with us today to get the most qualified technicians and the best results for your dermal filler needs.