Botox & Dysport
The most commonly treated areas are in between the eyebrows, commonly known as the “11” lines, the horizontal forehead lines and the crows feet. But there are many other uses as well, see below for additional common areas as well as dosing.
Commonly used amounts per area:
|“11” lines, in between the eyebrows||15-25 units|
|Horizontal forehead lines||5-20 units|
|Crows feet||12-24 units (total for both eyes)|
|Bunny lines (on nose)||4-9 units|
|Jaw (Masseter muscle for clenching/grinding)||3-60 units (total for both sides)|
|Gummy smile||1-5 units|
|Lip flip||2-4 units|
|Smoker’s lines around the mouth||2-6 units|
|Downturn smile||4-8 units|
|Orange peel chin||4-8 units|
|Nefertiti Neck lift / Platysmal bands||24-36 units|
|Under arms for sweating||40-100 units (total for both armpits)|
Fillers come in pre-filled syringes, most being 1ml in quantity. They are sold usually by syringe and can vary how much one needs, depending on age, volume loss and desired result. Many fillers are made out of hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the body. It is considered very safe with few people having any allergic reactions with it.
On the occasion that someone has something done that they do not like the results, commonly seen with a groupon or seeing an inexperienced injector, the filler can actually be reversed! Hillary has helped numerous clients reverse their poor results from other providers, then redo the work to have a more natural, beautiful look.
Most clients biggest concern is looking “done” or “fake”. When too much filler or the inappropriate filler is used, this can occur. However, after listening to your concerns and understanding your desired results, Hillary mindfully chooses fillers that will best meet your needs.
Commonly used amounts per area:
|Area Treated||Approximate cost|
|Mini Lip (1/2 syringe)||$375|
|Nasolabial Folds/ Smile Lines||4-9 units|
|Jaw (Masseter muscle for clenching/grinding)||$550|
Juvéderm/Restylane - $500/syringe
Juvéderm has a nice thickness to it that makes it great for volumizing and is commonly used in the lips for luscious, full lips. It can also be used in the jawline, chin and for nasolabial folds. You can expect it to last 6+ months.
Restylane is similar to Juvederm, but is slightly softer. It is also commonly used in the lips, nasolabial folds and is a go to for many injectors under the eyes. You can expect it to last 6+ months.
Vollure / Restylane Refyne / Restylane Defyne / Restylane Lyft - $600/syringe
Vollure is a very soft filler used to treat superficial and fine lines. It can also be used in the lips to give a more hydrated look. Because it is so soft, it spreads easily and can be used virtually anywhere on the face. You can expect it to last 12+ months.
Refyne is a beautiful soft filler similar to Vollure, with perhaps a little more volume to it. Due to newer technology it allows it to flex beautifully, creating a more natural result. Hillary loves to put this in thinner or aging lips as it adds some volume without looking “ducky” or fake. It also can be used to etch out any superficial or fine lines. You can expect it to last 12+ months.
Defyne is similar to Juvederm or Restylane, but has a newer technology that allows it to flex with the tissue. It works well in nasolabial folds, lips, marionette lines and to etch out any deeper creases. You can expect it to last 12+ months.
Lyft is a harder filler that lifts, defines and restores volume to the cheeks. It also works great for chin augmentation, non surgical nose jobs and for jawline contouring. You can expect it to last 18-24 months.
This unique filler comes in a 1.5ml prefilled syringe as opposed to virtually all the other ones that come in 1ml syringes. Unlike it’s hyaluronic acid counter parts, this filler stimulates collagen production. It is great for cheeks, jawline, temporal hollows and chin augmentation. You can expect it to last 6-12+ months depending on how your body responds to it.
Voluma is similar to Restylane Lyft, in that it is perfect for cheeks, jawline, chin and nose augmentation. However, it tends to maybe have a softer look and less lifting capability. It also should last 18-24 months.
Kybella is a product which stands in a class on its own. It contains deoxycholic acid which naturally occurs in the body. It is injected into the skin in an area where there are numerous fat cells, most commonly underneath the chin, in the jowls or for the “bra fat bulge”.
It causes the fat cells to die, giving you permanent fat reduction in the injected area. Although it comes in vials, most treatments require at least 2 vials. As such, it is sold per treatment which is $950 (which includes 2 vials).
*Expectation for duration of a product depends on many factors such as how quickly your body breaks it down, where it is placed (lips move a lot and tend to break filler down more quickly), and how much you work out.
**Please note that the descriptions above are based off Hillary’s personal experience. Each injector may have a different opinion and description of the products. However, in an attempt to educate you and help you understand the different properties of the various products, Hillary has described them as such.