Everything You Need To Know About Dermal Fillers

Restore Volume And Contour With Dermal Fillers

What Is The Difference Between Dermal Fillers and Botox?

Dermal fillers work by adding volume back into the face through an injection. Botox, on the other hand, freezes muscles in order to prevent creases and wrinkles that result from facial expressions. Both procedures work to provide a more youthful appearance, but the process of how we do that is very different with botox.

Are Dermal Fillers Permanent?

No, most dermal fillers are not permanent. In fact, they start to break down after 6 months, but luckily, you won’t have to do anything when this happens—the filler just naturally breaks down. If you want to maintain the look of dermal fillers, you can get touch‑ups once or twice a year.

Where Can I Put Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are commonly used on the face, specifically the lips, chin, cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline, and under the eyes. Beyond the face, we can inject dermal fillers into the hands, chest, neck, and even the buttocks. If you want restored volume, we’ve got you covered.

What Are The Best Dermal Fillers?

The best dermal filler is the one that is customized for you and your goals. All dermal fillers have unique characteristics that make them suitable for injection in different areas of the face or body. 

Juvederm or Restylane Fillers

Juvederm and Restylane have their own family of fillers.  For example Juvederm Ultra is one type of filler from the Juvederm line. While Kysse and Lyft are from the Restylane line. 

What Are The Advantages of Dermal Fillers?

Many people see results of dermal fillers right away. The injections usually take less than an hour, and you can get them right in your healthcare provider’s office. Because it’s a nonsurgical treatment, recovery time is minimal.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

If you’re hoping to increase facial volume, add soft contouring smooth fine lines, and have a more vibrant and youthful look, dermal fillers are for you. Through this facial rejuvenation treatment, we inject a gel substance under the surface of the skin, resulting in a more visible, plumper look.

Dermal fillers are often injected in the face when the cheeks or temples start to sag, the lips start to lose volume, or when the jawline isn’t as defined as it once was. We can even help you out with hollowed-out eyes by bringing under‑eye dermal fillers. While these are all totally normal aging processes that occur as our body starts to produce less collagen, we don’t have to simply accept the aging process since we have dermal fillers to counter it.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers work by adding volume back into the areas of the face where volume has decreased. This can include the face, neck, chest, hands, and even buttocks. To keep it simple, we’ll use the face as an example to show how dermal fillers work. Keep in mind Sculptra is another injectable option that you can learn about in the Sculptra section.

Think of it like this: When you’re young, your face is like a balloon that's full of air. As that balloon “ages,” air naturally starts to decrease, resulting in a more deflated appearance. Sometimes, you’ll even notice the balloon starting to get wrinkly as the air escapes. If we want to bring that balloon back to its original state, we need to add air back in.

The same goes for your face and collagen. We naturally lose collagen in our faces over time, so in order to “reinflate” and bring back that youthful appearance, we need to add a substance that will restore that plump look—dermal fillers to the rescue.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Keep in mind that there are different brands and types of dermal fillers, and you’ll find the substance used is different for all of them. At our Elkridge medical spa, we only use the highest quality dermal fillers, which are all FDA‑approved. This includes the full Restylane family such as Lyft, Defyne, and KYSSE to name a few. Juvederm and Versa are additional gel fillers that are also FDA approved for injection. 

In general, dermal fillers are completely safe. However, as with any injection, there is always some small risk of your body having a reaction to the substance. This is why working with a trusted medical spa that has years of experience with injections is critical. In addition, disclosing any allergies is a must when discussing dermal fillers and you should avoid fillers 30 days before or after the Covid vaccine. 

Some side effects you could experience include swelling, redness, rashing, and/or bruising. While minor versions of these symptoms are common, contact us if they persist or if you become too uncomfortable. Rare, but possible is a vascular occlusion where the filler is accidentally injected into the blood vessel. This blocks the blood flow and is an emergency.

Many medspas do not talk about vascular occlusions or even post it on their website, but it is important that you are educated and avoid getting yourself into trouble. You should always make sure the provider injecting your face is trained in the reversal protocol, and MOST IMPORTANTLY make sure they have the reversal medicaiton in the office. It is best to build a long term relationship with a trusted injector/provider to ensure you get the best care before, during, and after the treatment. 

How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?

Signature Cheek & Under Eye Filler

Starting at $1,950+

Our most popular treatment! Filler is used to reduce the appearance of tired, sunken eyes.
The combination of cheek and under eye filler re-establishes volume loss in the mid-face resulting in a refreshed and youthful look.

Cheek Filler / Mid-face

Starting at $950+

Filler is used to lift and contour the cheeks. This treatment diminishes the appearance of the nasolabial folds (laugh lines). Average amount used is 1-3 syringes.

Dermal Fillers Under Eyes

Starting at $1,000+

Are you getting 8 hours of sleep but still look tired? This procedure uses filler to diminish hollowing under the eyes, which can often be attributed to aging or genetics. The results include a refreshed, more awake look. Often, cheek (midface) filler is also needed to achieve a natural result.

Lip Fillers

Starting at $800+

Whether you want subtle volume or significantly fuller lips, we are confident we have the right treatment for you. We will decide together which filler is best for you based on your goals. Numbing cream is provided prior to treatment. A dental block and/or laughing gas can be added for improved comfort.

Lip Hydrate / Anti-Aging Filler

Starting at $800+

Filler is used strategically to hydrate the lips and soften vertical lines around the mouth. We lose volume in our lips over time, which can often add to an aging appearance. This treatment will immediately give your lips that youthful, structured shape you used to have!

Chin Fillers

Starting at $950+

As we age, we lose bone and soft tissue in our lower face. Filler is used to augment and anti-aging the chin, giving shape and definition to the face, as well as improving and balancing the profile. This treatment can also treat a cleft chin to achieve a smooth appearance. Average amount of product used is 1-4 syringes.

Jawline Filler

Starting at $1,900+

A sculpted jawline is desirable for both men and women alike. Add some definition to your
face with a little filler! Average amount of product used is 2-4 syringes.

Lower face (Under/Around Mouth) Filler

Starting at $750+

Filler is used to rejuvenate the lower face, fill in fine lines around the mouth, and up-turn the corners of the mouth as needed. This is a completely custom treatment based on your needs and desires.

Nasolabial Fold (Smile/Laugh line) Filler

Starting at $750+

Filler is used to soften the appearance of the nasolabial folds (smile/laugh lines). Often, cheek (midface) filler is needed to help lift and take the weight off of the nasolabial folds
– see Cheek Filler option.

Hand Filler

Starting at $950+

Hands are one of the first areas to show aging. Filler is used to restore volume loss in the tops of the hands for a youthful and softened look. Average amount used is 1-3 syringes

Neckline (Tech-Neck) Filler

Starting at $750+

Filler is used to smooth those pesky horizontal lines we get across our necks from constantly looking down at our phones (hence – the reason we call it “tech-neck”). You may need 2 sessions for optimal results.

Neck and/or Chest Rejuvenation / Anti-Aging

Starting at $1,300+

Radiesse in a diluted form is used to thicken and smooth the skin in the neck and decollete. It works by stimulating your own collagen and elastin. As we age the skin becomes thin and crepey across our neck/chest. It is important to anti-aging the neck so it matches the face over time.

Earlobe Filler

Starting at $800+

Filler is used to rejuvenate deflated ears from aging and/or wearing heavy earrings. Average amount used is 1-2 syringes

Dissolve Filler (injected by another provider)

Starting at $500+

Botched Dermal Filler? Are you unhappy about filler you got by another provider? Bolus Med Spa is here to help
you! Book this appointment to get your filler dissolved. Price is based on one area. $300 + $3/unit of Hylenex used

Temple Filler

Starting at $1,200+

Hyaluronic Acid filler may be used to restore volume loss in the temples. Average amount used is 1-4 syringes. Typically, we start with Sculptra when addressing temple hollowing. See section on Sculptra for more information.



Are you new to Bolus Med Spa and have something else in mind? Let’s talk about it! Bolus Med Spa is known for creating customized anti-aging programs for each of our patients. We offer a variety of options to help you achieve your desired goals.

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Dermal Fillers With Bolus

If you’ve been searching for the best dermal fillers near you, your quest stops here. Bolus Medical Spa offers premium dermal fillers you can trust.

Dedicated to providing stunning results that look natural, our staff is highly trained in administering dermal fillers. We know you’ve seen the horror stories of those who have had bad experiences with dermal fillers, but you won't experience that with us. We will communicate with you throughout the entire procedure, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction with your new look.

Pair this with our medical training that keeps you safe and comfortable throughout your procedure, and getting your dermal fillers from Bolus simply becomes an easy choice.

Experience the difference with Bolus Medical Spa, and don’t forget that we offer a whole host of premium services, including the best option for those searching for PRP facial near you, as well as the number one Columbia laser hair removal clinic.

After Dermal Fillers

After administering dermal fillers, we’ll always thoroughly go over all the after-care instructions with you so you know exactly what to expect when you get home from the spa. Remember, as mentioned, some bruising and swelling are completely normal. If the pain persists or becomes unbearable, just contact us.

Some things you can do to help speed up the healing of your dermal fillers include:

  • Icing the injection site to help reduce swelling (20 minutes)
  • Avoiding itching or picking near the injection site
  • Avoiding exercise for at least 24 hours after dermal fillers (the strenuous activity can increase bruising)
  • Refraining from drinking alcohol for 24 hours

Generally, though, dermal fillers require non-invasive procedures that allow you to resume your normal, everyday activities right after your appointment.

If you have questions or concerns about your appointment, we always encourage you to contact us.

Why You Should Try Dermal Fillers

If you’re not a fan of the fine lines and wrinkles that have started to pop up on your face, or if you’ve started to lose volume in parts of your face that were once plump and youthful, then dermal fillers could be for you.

Safe and with visible results, dermal fillers can quickly and easily revamp your entire appearance. It doesn’t require surgery, so you don’t have to book time off work. Furthermore, dermal fillers won’t break the bank. You can simply book your appointment with us, receive expert care, and walk out of our offices with a visibly more youthful appearance.

Stop searching for dermal fillers near you and give us a try. We’re certain that once you do, you’ll understand why so many people trust and recommend our premium services.