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Dermal Filler Injections in Charleston, SC | Réforme
Dermatology & Aesthetics

What Are Dermal Filler Injections?

With age, facial volume, muscle definition, bone structure, and skin elasticity begin to decline. With this volume loss comes deflated cheeks, thinning lips, sagging skin, and wrinkles and folds. Fortunately, injectables are a non-surgical treatment that offer a convenient, natural-looking approach to facial rejuvenation.

We offer two types of cosmetic injectables:

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a substance naturally found in the joints, eyes, and skin. Fillers contain injectable HA to diminish wrinkles and folds, enhance facial structure, and add volume to the face and lips, with its rejuvenating results immediately visible. Our HA fillers include Juvederm and Restylane products.

Biostimulatory Injections

Biostimulators are compounds injected into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer. Rather than adding volume, biostimulators stimulate new tissue growth, helping the skin naturally produce its own volume. Biostimulatory injectable products include Sculptra, Radiesse, and Voluma.

When a qualified expert strategically injects the appropriate filler into the targeted areas, patients can enjoy immediate, refreshing results with no downtime and minimal discomfort.

What Causes the Face to Lose Volume?

Age isn’t the only cause of volume loss in the skin. Lifestyle and environmental factors may also contribute to the plumpness and vitality of the skin. Causes of volume loss can include genetic traits, ultraviolet radiation, poor diet, smoking, stress, and weight fluctuation.

Areas of Volume Loss

  • Flattened cheeks
  • Jowls
  • Thin, ill-defined lips
  • Sunken temples
  • Forehead and brow wrinkles
  • Hollowness around the eyes

Dermal fillers offer a convenient, non-invasive way to restore lost facial volume or accentuate features that lack fullness.

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid, commonly known as HA, is a substance that is naturally produced by the body and found in abundance in the connective tissues of the skin, joints, and eyes. HA is responsible for retaining moisture, adding volume, and creating softness in the skin by drawing in and holding water. With age, sun exposure, and stress, the supply of HA in the body decreases along with other structural components like collagen and elastin. 

When injected into the skin, HA helps to restore volume and repair the structure of the patient’s facial features. Most dermal fillers contain HA, while some use similar biodegradable substances like poly-L lactic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite. 

What Areas Can Dermal Fillers Treat?

Here are a few common ways that we use dermal fillers at Réforme Dermatology & Aesthetics:

  • Enhance volume to sunken cheeks or temples
  • Fill out lines around the nose and mouth
  • Plump and define thin lips
  • Augment the chin
  • Rejuvenate sunken under eyes and brighten dark circles
  • Improve symmetry among facial features

What Are the Different Types of Dermal Fillers in Charleston, SC?

At Réforme Dermatology & Aesthetics, we offer a variety of dermal fillers to help reach the specific goals of our patients. Each line of dermal fillers is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture and density, which means some fillers work better in certain areas.


Juvéderm is one of the most well-known types of dermal fillers. There are six unique and long-lasting filler options in the Juvéderm line, and each one is formulated for different needs and specific areas of the face, including lips, cheeks, chin, smile lines, tear troughs, and jawline. Juvéderm Voluma is one of the six long-lasting fillers lasting up to 18 months making this option particularly popular.


Restylane® is another line of hyaluronic acid-based fillers that smooth wrinkles and add volume to the cheeks and lips. Restylane® is more granular in consistency compared to Juvéderm’s smooth gel-like consistency, which allows Restylane® to stay where it is initially injected. Restylane® can be used to smooth under-eye troughs, enhance the cheeks, smooth marionette lines, soften nasolabial folds, and smooth vertical lip lines.


Unlike Juvéderm® and Restylane® products, which are made with hyaluronic acid, Sculptra® is comprised of Poly-L-Lactic acid, a biodegradable and biocompatible synthetic molecule chain. With its unique formula, Sculptra® does more than simply replace volume loss in the face. It stimulates collagen production, which helps the skin naturally rejuvenate itself. Sculptra® treatments are ideal for full face rejuvenation.


Radiesse® uses calcium hydroxyapatite in a gel base, which still improves the treatment area with additional volume but has the additional benefit of naturally stimulating the body’s production of collagen and elastin. Radiesse® treatments are ideal for rejuvenating the hands and chest, enhancing the chin and jawline, and adding volume in the cheeks.

Dr. Vasile Réforme Dermatology & Aesthetics

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Explore the fully customizable and transformative dermatological treatments with double board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Dr. Gabriella Vasile, who combines her extensive knowledge of skin health with her passion for finding innovative reparative and preventative treatments. Dr. Vasile’s collaborative, personalized approach to skin health and vitality meets the specific needs of her patients by utilizing state-of-the-art technology, science-based skincare products, and peer and patient-reviewed techniques and treatments. 

With a keen aesthetic eye and precision, Dr. Vasile creates balanced and natural results for a variety of aging and skin-related concerns while prioritizing patient comfort and safety. Schedule your consultation today and experience a self-esteem boost with beautiful, healthy, vibrant skin.

How Long Do Dermal Filler Results Last?

The effects of dermal filler injections depend on the product used, the area being treated, and how quickly the patient’s body metabolizes the filler. In general, hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® tend to last from 6 to 12 months, making them ideal for patients experiencing dermal fillers for the first time.

The results from Sculptra®, Voluma, and Radiesse® may last longer since they provide volume and stimulate the body’s production of collagen and elastin. 

Why Choose Dr. Gabriella Vasile for Your Dermal Filler Injections?

As a fellowship-trained Double Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Gabriella Vasile is equipped with the knowledge, years of extensive training including a fellowship in cosmetic dermatology, and natural skills to perform injections. In addition to her impressive education and background, Dr. Vasile has also developed a sizable reputation on social media platforms and is known for her expertise, natural-looking results, and compassionate approach to aesthetic care.

Ready To Schedule Your Appointment at Réforme in Mount Pleasant, SC?

If you’re ready to restore lost facial volume, accentuate your natural facial features, and confidently embrace aging, we invite you to schedule a consultation for dermal fillers with Dr. Vasile. To get started, contact Réforme today by calling (843) 974-1230  or completing our online form. We look forward to meeting you soon!

FAQs: Dermal Fillers at Réforme Dermatology & Aesthetics

Facial fillers are injected in one of our comfortable, well-equipped office rooms. Initial treatments begin with a consultation, during which patients will meet with Dr. Gabriella Vasile to discuss their concerns and overall goals. Dr. Vasile takes the time to meet with each patient, listen and understand their goals, and develop a treatment plan that best suits their needs.

Prior to the treatment, the targeted area will be cleaned, and a topical anesthetic may be administered to numb the area before injections. Once the patient is comfortable, a precise amount of filler will be injected beneath the skin. Depending on the type of filler and the treatment area, patients should be able to notice their results immediately after receiving their injections.

Dermal filler injections are a non-surgical treatment, which means no recovery time is necessary. Some patients experience mild to moderate bruising and swelling, but these side effects are temporary and should resolve themselves in the first few days following treatment. Patients are able to return to their normal activities right after their appointment, but it is advised that exercise or other strenuous activity be put on hold for the first 24 hours.

The effects of dermal filler injections depend on the product used, the area being treated, and how quickly the patient’s body metabolizes the filler. In general, hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® tend to last from 6 to 18 months, making them ideal for patients experiencing dermal fillers for the first time.

The results from Sculptra® and Radiesse® tend to last longer since they provide volume and stimulate the body’s production of collagen and elastin.