Injectables and Fillers

Fillers and Injectables at Bella Lei

Many people are confused about the difference between fillers and injectables.  The following paragraphs explain the difference between the two popular treatments.

What are Injectables and Fillers?


Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours, such as the lips or cheeks. Millions of men and women annually choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.


Injectables are chemical substances inserted into the skin with a needle.  This cosmetic injection blocks the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. This effect relaxes and smooths the look of lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive movements on the face.  This treatment is most commonly given between the brows, crows-feet (around the eyes), and horizontal forehead creases.

Botox and Dysport

Botox and Dysport are neurotoxins, which are injected into the skin to relax the muscle to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and minimize the appearance of aging.

injectables and fillers at Bella Lei

Juvederm and Restylane

Juvederm and Restylane are fillers made from hyaluronic acid, a chain of sugars found naturally in your skin that acts like a sponge, absorbing water to plump the targeted area.  These are gels that are injected under your skin, helping restructure the face.  They plump lips and hollows, lift eyebrows, smooth wrinkles and lessen the appearance of concave scars.  Fillers are also used in cheekbones, under the eyes, in the lines that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth, and in the lines of your neck, jaw line, temples and chin.



Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, a form of a substance your body already produces.  Deoxycholic acid dissolves fat cells at the injection site to eliminate the “double chin”.  Sometimes a client requires several treatments, spaced a few months apart, to achieve optimal results.

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