Injectable Fillers

Restore lost volume, smooth wrinkles, enhance your features, and defy gravity with dermal fillers like Juvederm™, Volbella™, Vollure™, and Voluma™!

Looking to accentuate your cheekbones? Plump and define your lips? Smooth a deep wrinkle by your mouth? Or, maybe you are just looking to make your features more symmetrical and youthful in their appearance. Regardless of your intent, dermal fillers offer some of the safest and most versatile options to restore a natural and younger-looking YOU!

Fillers and Aging

How can people tell a person’s age? Increased number and depth of wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and saggy skin are some of the changes that are associated with aging. But perhaps most important is the facial shape. When we are young, our facial shape demonstrates the “triangle of youth” with width around the eyes and a narrow jawline. As we age, we develop a more rectangular or pyramidal appearance with a wide lower face. The goal of many of today’s most popular esthetic interventions including Botox® and dermal filler is to try to re-create a more youthful heart-shaped face.

Different Types of Injectables

Skin loses collagen and elasticity as we age. Facial features once accentuated by fullness can become marked by more severe contours and thin skin. In addition, we lose bone mass that influences our facial structure. Injectable Fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, Belotero, and Voluma can restore youthful volume and structure to your face.

Unlike Botox®, which relaxes the muscles that contract to cause a wrinkle, dermal fillers work by restoring the volume that is lost in our skin. Their effect is immediate and long-lasting with little to no downtime. In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, certain dermal fillers, such as Voluma, can be used to create lift to the face by providing volume and support.

Hyaluronic Acids (HA): Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in our bodies found primarily in joints and connective tissue. It is a large molecule that attracts water, thus “plumping” the skin.

Sculptra® Esthetic (Poly-L Lactic Acid): Sculptra was developed after it was noted that skin when healing around a suture site, would increase its production of collagen, the same component of our skin that we lose as we age.

Calcium Hydroxyapatite: Calcium hydroxyapatite is similar to the material that makes up bone, but in a dense fluid that can be injected. It is very thick and maintains its shape and placement well, so it is often injected deep in areas where there is noticeable bone loss, such as around the chin.

Botox: Are you tired of people asking you if you didn’t sleep well or if you’re angry? The deep lines that form on our faces over the years from the muscular contractions of our expressions can be sending others the wrong messages, and make us look older than we feel!

*In certain cases, our physicians may also recommend a product such as Bellafill, especially in the event of acne scarring. Learn more about Bellafill.


“I was recently in for face fillers and botox, performed by Dr. Griffin. I have been simply astounded by the results. My closest family and friends just keep telling me I look great, but not one of them knows I had work done unless told. Dr. Griffin is an artist, pure and simple, and has the best bed-side manner. I am thrilled with the results and the experience. Never felt better. I am so happy with the results.”


  • Lines around the mouth
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Marionette lines (jowls)
  • Sagging cheekbones
  • Thin lips
  • Undefined lip border
  • Loss of volume in temples
  • Deep acne scars
  • Aged, thin skin on hands
  • Sagging, deflated earlobes
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Small bump on the nose


  • Smoothing of lines and wrinkles
  • Rejuvenated under eye area
  • Defined border of lips
  • Fuller, softer lips
  • Lifted midface
  • Enhanced cheekbones
  • Smoothing of bumps on the nose
  • Diminished acne scarring
  • Rejuvenated earlobes, better earring support
  • More youthful-looking hands
  • More youthful appearance overall

Common Areas To Treat With Dermal Fillers

The most common places to receive dermal fillers are the lips, the lines that form around your mouth and nose, cheekbones, under the eyes, the temples, and even your hands! For best results, and to increase the longevity of your fillers, your physician may also recommend Botox®. These two products work wonderfully in tandem to provide an easy-to-maintain and youthful appearance throughout the year!

Dermal fillers can be used to treat the following areas:

  • Temples
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Under eye area
  • Nose
  • Earlobes
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lips and around mouth
  • Jawline
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Vertical lines on chest


Outside of a few pinpricks, dermal filler treatments are surprisingly comfortable and most give instant gratification with very little downtime. Many even contain a mild numbing agent to increase your comfort during your treatment. In certain cases, such as the lips and/or under the eyes, your physician may even use a micro-cannula to decrease the chance of any bruising. Unlike a needle, this has a blunt tip that can slide around small blood vessels in your skin. Regardless, it is still recommended that you schedule your dermal filler treatment around any important social events on your schedule.

Recovery and Results

Immediately after your treatment, you may still feel numb and have a little redness. For your convenience, a complimentary mineral makeup touch-up is available. It is normal to be slightly swollen and tender for up to a week, or longer in some cases. In some cases, as with Sculptra, you may be asked to massage the area regularly. Most patients find that all they need is an aspirin or ibuprofen for their comfort.

Experienced Injectors

While dermal fillers are a safe solution for someone wanting to rejuvenate their appearance, the outcome is greatly dependent upon the experience and skill of the injector. It is important to make sure the person providing your treatment has been properly trained and has experience treating the desired area. Dr. Tolan, Dr. Farhood, Dr. Griffin, and Dr. Bakeman are each highly trained in the art of fillers. Their expert knowledge of facial symmetry and balance allows them to produce natural, youthful results. We are honored to be a Black Diamond account with Allergan and in the top 1% of all practices which offer Botox® and Allergan Fillers in the United States. In addition, Dr. Tolan actively trains other physicians on the proper injection technique of Botox®, dermal fillers, and Kybella.

How Much Do Injectable Fillers Cost?

Injectable Fillers’ cost varies greatly depending on a variety of criteria. Price is dependent on factors like the number of injections required and the number of wrinkles being treated. Please contact our office for more information.

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Schedule An Injectable Fillers Consultation

Dr. Tolan, Dr. Farhood, Dr. Griffin, and Dr. Bakeman are highly skilled and experienced facial aesthetic experts who specialize in filler injections. Recognized as one of the best practices in Woodbury, Eagan, and Vadnais Heights, MN, Dr. Tolan, Dr. Farhood, Dr. Griffin, and Dr. Bakeman are dedicated to providing the best results this area has to offer. Contact the Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your Injectable Fillers treatment.

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Before + After Results

View before and after photos of surgeries performed by facial plastic surgeons Dr. Christopher Tolan, Dr. Garrett Griffin, Dr. Zachary Farhood and Dr. Anna Bakeman in Minneapolis, MN.