Are These 3 New Fillers For You?

We are only two weeks into 2017 and things are already very exciting for those in the beauty biz!

Galderma (owners of the Restylane family and the neuromodulator Dysport) will be launching Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne early this Spring.

Restylane Refyne and Defyne are known in Europe as Emervel Classic and Deep and are considered softer and have longer lasting effects. Restylane Refyne will be best in moderate lines such as the nasolabial folds (smile lines). Restylane Defyne will be best in areas that need more volume and lift such as deep nasolabial folds and/or marionette lines.

Then there is Allofill from Biologica Technologies. This filler is made from human fat tissue and is used instead of having a fat transfer. Fat transfers are when you have your own fat liposuctioned out of one place and put into another. They are considered minimally invasive (depending upon the amount of fat being used), but do require some amount of downtime. With Allofill, the downtime is similar to having a Restylane or Juvederm treatment.

With over 13 different injectable treatments now available – how do you know which one is right for you?  You don’t.

I know that sounds harsh, but you read my blogs because I tell it like it is. We have to trust professionals (doctors, electricians, hair stylists, lawyers, plumbers….) in our day to day life to choose what is best for our needs at that time. It’s a win-win if that professional listens to your wants/needs and the two of you come up with a plan together.

It’s the same when you have injectables. You have to trust your injector (who hopefully works with you) to decide which areas need to be treated and with what product to produce the outcome you are looking for. After that, just like any consumer, you will probably base your decision on cost.

Below are before and after photos to give you an idea of what type of correction you might need and the product(s) that are designed to correct it.

As always, do you homework. You can click on the links to learn more about the different fillers. Then talk to your injector and find out which one they prefer and why. Remember not to make a decision based solely on your pocket book.


Until next time….


Lips and lip lines – Belotero Balance, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Volbella XC, and Restylane Silk.

Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation







Fine to moderate lines – Belotero Balance, Juvederm XC, RadiesseRestylane and Restylane Refyne.

restylane before and after

This model has fine and moderate lines


Mid-face volume with moderate to severe lines – Allofill, Juvederm Voluma XC, Radiesse, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne and Sculptra.


This model has moderate lines and mid-face volume loss

This model has moderate lines and mid-face volume loss










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