Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are substances that are injected into the skin to soften fine lines, folds and wrinkles.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are an injectable, gel-like substance which can be injected underneath the skin to help plump thin lips, soften the appearance of wrinkles and recessed scars, as well as help to reconstruct some deformities on the face. Cosmetic dermal fillers are most often used to plump the lips and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Facial filler treatments are a great way to help decrease the signs of aging caused by age, sun exposure, and heredity.

What are fillers made of?

Dermal fillers are typically made up of one of the following: Hyaluronic Acid, Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Poly-L-lactic Acid, Polymethylmethacrylate, and Autologous fat injections. These different options provide different results for a different amount of time. They can also produce different side effects, so it is always best to speak with your provider first, before deciding which type of filler will best meet your needs. 

Hyaluronic Acid typically lasts about six months to two years and absorbs back into the body making it one of the most natural options. Calcium Hydroxyapatite lasts about a year and is a little thicker than Hyaluronic acid, making it a better option for deeper wrinkles. Poly-L-lactic acid helps to stimulate your skin’s own collagen production, lasting up to two years with gradual results. Polymethylmethacrylate is made up of tiny balls injected into the skin to give it the same plumper look. It’s not the most popular choice due to its more frequent complications, but many choose it because of its long-lasting results. This type of filler can last up to five years. Lastly, autologous fat injections are made of fat taken from other parts of the body through liposuction. This fat is then deposited into the face to plump the skin. While this option has long lasting results, this procedure requires sedation and about a week or two of recovery time. 

What types of dermal fillers do you use at Ageless Appeal Med Spa?

We carry several types of fillers including Juvederm, Radiesse and Restlane.  We use multiple types of Juvederm and Restylane fillers which can provide results lasting from 6 months to two years. Radiesse provides an immediate plumping affect while also helping to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production to provide long lasting results of a year or more. We also have Sculptra which is sometimes labeled a filler but is actually a “bio-stimulator.” It works like Radiesse in that it stimulates production of collagen. It is injected in 2-4 sessions and results can last up to 2 years.

We have chosen these options for our customers because they have provided us with the best, most consistent results. They have also made our customers very happy in the past. 

What are dermal filler side effects?

Dermal fillers side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, and itching. Each type of filler can result in different side effects, so be sure to talk to your doctor about the best option for you. Our team would be happy to tell you about all of your options as well as breakdown dermal filler pricing with you. 

To set up a consultation and talk to our team about a dermal filler treatment, call 319.393.3984. We would love to answer all of your questions about dermal fillers in Cedar Rapids, IA. 

Juvéderm Collection of Fillers

Juvederm fillers are injectable gels made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. These fillers provide instant results and last 6 months to 2 years depending on the type of Juvederm that is used. Our specialists will help decide which Juvederm is right for you.


Radiesse is a volumizing filler, provides an instant lift, filling wrinkles and folds to help restore a more youthful look to your skin. It continues to work with your body, stimulating the natural production of collagen for a more refreshed appearance that can last up to a year or more in many patients.