Below is an infographic highlighting the different types of injectables and dermal fillers available at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, CA. We highlight the differences between injectables and dermal fillers based on effect, treatment area, and various other factors.

Know Your Injectables

Neuromodulators vs Dermal Fillers


Wrinkle-relaxing injectables to soften expression lines

Treatment areas: Smooth expression lines such as
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines
  • Lip lines
  • Masseter muscle
  • Gummy smile
  • Chin dimples
  • Platysmal/Neckbands
Cost of Neuromodulators:

Typically, neuromodulator treatments run $300 – $1,200 depending on how much you need and who administers it.


Neuromodulators usually take 1-7 days to see full effects

Neuromodulators Are Not Reversible



Neuromodulators last approximately 3-4 months

Brands of Neuromodulators:
  • Botox Cosmetic
  • Dysport
  • Jeuveau
  • Xeomin

Dermal Fillers:

Wrinkle-plumping injectables to restore volume

Treatment Areas: Fill in hollow areas/wrinkles such as:
  • Temples
  • Tear Troughs
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Laugh Lines
  • Jawline
  • Lips
  • Marionette Lines
  • Mental Crease
  • Chin
Cost of Dermal Fillers:

Prices for fillers vary depending on the product used, number of syringes, and who injects it, but the range is generally $400 – $3,000+ per treatment.


Immediate results although temporary swelling may occur.

Dermal Fillers Are Reversible



Dermal fillers last 6 months to 2 years depending on the type of filler, injection technique, and physiology.

Brands of Dermal Fillers:
  • Juvederm
  • Restylane
  • Belotero

Alternative Injectables

Sculptra and Radiesse:

Sculptra and Radiesse are alternative injectables designed to stimulate collagen growth to smooth wrinkles and restore lost volume. These work with your body’s natural supply of collagen, leaving natural and long-lasting results (2-3+ years).

Silhouette Instalift:

Thread Lifts are a minimally invasive alternative to a traditional surgical facelift. This procedure immediately lifts the skin using ‘threads’ of filler like material, but also promotes long-term collagen production which gradually restores volume.


Bellafill is a collagen-based filler that reduces the appearance of acne scars and is likely permanent.

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San Diego, CA 92121


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