Fillers, on the other hand, are intended to correct age-related soft tissue volume loss in various facial areas, including the cheeks, jowls, under the eyes and around the mouth. Fillers have a gel-like consistency and can temporarily restore volume by adding plumpness and volume under the skin. They are most commonly injected into lips, cheeks, hollows under the eyes, around the nose (naso-labial folds), and the deep lines that form around the mouth (often referred to as “marionette lines”). They are also often used to restore volume in the hands, as soft tissue volume loss on the back of the hands creates a significantly more aged appearance. There are multiple options today for injectable fillers, so it’s very important to discuss your goals with your physician. Most dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Voluma, Versa, Restylane and Belotero Balance, contain Hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in your body that aids in the production of collagen and elastin. Another popular filler, Radiesse, uses microspheres made out of calcium hydroxylapatite (found naturally in human bones) to restore volume. This dermal filler is known for providing very natural, longer lasting results. All provide for immediate results, with full results noticeable within one to two weeks post-treatment, lasting typically last 6-18 months, depending on the brand and its composition.