The Artistry of Dermal Fillers

As we age, our skin loses its natural ability to produce many of the substances that maintain volume. The result is fine lines, wrinkles, thinning lips, and other conditions that can leave you feeling (and looking) older than you really are. Studies have shown that hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of the most effective dermal fillers for temporarily restoring lost HA for a refreshed, more youthful looking complexion.

Here at Xanadu Med Spa, we only use dermal fillers that contain HA. Your skin, eyes, and joints contain this jelly-like substance naturally, so it only makes sense to use it to further enhance your existing beauty. Why is it so effective for restoring elasticity and volume to your skin? HA binds to collagen to provide your skin with the structural support it needs to look youthful, vibrant, and healthy.

If you are interested in learning more about whether or not injectable dermal fillers are right for you, our team would love to speak with you. Administering injectables is an art that requires proper training, experience, and knowledge of facial anatomy and structure. Don’t trust your appearance to just anyone.

Use the Right Brush

Much like an artist must choose the right brush and proper technique to create their masterpiece, the proper filler must be chosen to achieve results that are consistent and natural-looking. Formulations and consistencies of HA dermal fillers vary and that can cause a lot of confusion.

When you meet with our estheticians, we’ll take the time to understand your beauty goals to ensure you are completely satisfied with your end result. This requires examining the areas on your face that you want to improve. If you would like the appearance of smoother lips or to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, then a thinner formulation will be recommended for subtle yet noticeable correction. Likewise, we may recommend thicker formulations for plumping up areas like the cheeks and lips.

The great thing about injectable fillers is that they are completely customizable. Just as an oil painter works in layers, dermal fillers can be layered to achieve your desired effect. As such, our estheticians may recommend completing your treatment in various phases — initial phases can lay out the foundation for your masterpiece and subsequent treatments can enhance details and provide delicate blending.


In the world of injectable dermal fillers, new products are frequently approved by the FDA. This happens often enough that it can be difficult to understand the difference between all of the different wrinkle fillers available and the newest products aren’t necessarily the best. Our team has access to high-quality formulations and we are happy to make a recommendation that suits your aesthetic goals and budget.


Once we have met with you to understand your goals, we will devise an injectable strategy that is customized to help you achieve your desired results. Injectables consultations are always free at Xanadu and you can rest assured that our staff has the training and experience to provide you with industry-leading dermal filler services. For lip and dermal fillers in Fort Collins, the choice is clear.



In 2006, this revolutionary product was approved by the FDA for treating mild to moderate facial creases. Fast forward to the present day and Juvederm has a wide range of aesthetic uses. From reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and plumping lips, cheeks, and eyebrows to softening scars and treating acne-prone skin, Juvederm’s applications are far-reaching. It is most commonly used for reducing the appearance of superficial lines.

Juvederm is our best selling dermal filler for several reasons:

  • Results can last up to 12 months
  • Longer lasting results compared to other HA fillers
  • Less discomfort because it is formulated with lidocaine

Like other dermal fillers, there are various formulations of Juvederm available, offering a healthy dose of competition for other fillers on the market. There are several key differences in formulations that give Juvederm a competitive advantage over other fillers. For example, Juvederm XC is a smooth gel rather than a gel particle suspension. This unique composition allows it to deliver consistent, long-lasting results that are even more advantageous when combined with other treatments like Botox®.

Xanadu Med Spa offers four different formulations of Juvederm XC:

  • Juvederm Volbella XC. This is the thinnest formulation. It works well for correcting vertical lip lines, outlining the lips for enhanced definition, and filling in hollows in the tear trough area under the eyes.
  • Juvederm Ultra XC. Slightly thicker than Volbella XC, this formulation is used for mild corrections in the nasolabial folds and for smoothing lips.
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. This has been a go-to dermal filler in the beauty industry for years. It has a thicker formula that is perfect for plumping areas like lips.
  • Juvederm Voluma XC. This specific formulation is designed to lift and add volume to the midface and cheeks.

Juvederm Voluma

This revolutionary product is the first and only FDA-approved HA dermal filler. What makes it so special? While other products are designed to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, Juvederm Voluma is formulated to restore volume in the cheeks, an area many individuals become unhappy with as they age.

This is because the fatty tissue in our cheeks can start to sag over time, causing our once-youthful profile to look less so. For many years before high-quality fillers were approved for use, plastic surgery was the only way to restore youthful facial contours. Clearly, the expense, downtime, and recovery associated with plastic surgery are undesirable. While Juvederm Voluma won’t reposition the fatty tissue in your cheeks, its thicker cross-linked formula is ideal for adding volume to recreate the defined cheekbones of your youth.

What could be better than looking five years younger thanks to this non-surgical procedure? Juvederm Voluma XC provides results that can last up to two years. This makes it the perfect procedure for those who want similar results to those achieved through plastic surgery without the expense or inconvenience.

Additionally, many patients have noted that fine lines and wrinkles in the nasolabial and eye area decreased after a Voluma treatment. While these results may vary from person to person depending on the severity and location of the wrinkles, it is a benefit that is definitely worth mentioning.

Gone are the days of chasing individual wrinkles to fill them in thanks to Juvederm Voluma XC. This particular product allows our estheticians to take a more holistic approach to recapturing your youthful complexion, especially when it comes to the mid-facial area. It works seamlessly with its sister product, the traditional Juvederm formulation, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it to clients as part of our anti-aging arsenal.

Juvederm Volbella XC

Do you have fine vertical lines around your lips? If so, we are excited to introduce Juvederm Volbella XC. This particular dermal filler in the Juvederm family offers some of the longest lasting results of all the HA fillers on the market and it is formulated to treat extra fine lines around the lips and in under-eye tear troughs. Many individuals see results for up to a year and there is minimal discomfort thanks to the lidocaine that is incorporated into the product’s formula.

Interested in achieving more definition around your lips rather than more volume? Juvederm Volbella XC is great for that, too. Client satisfaction ratings are higher than ever for this product because it helps achieve smoother lips, enhances the appearance and wearability of lipstick, and helps to restore the natural “M” shape to the cupid’s bow.

Please note that while we can order in regular Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Prevelle, and Belotero by special request, we don’t carry much of them in stock. This is because many of our patients overwhelmingly prefer the Allergan Botox and Juvederm XC family of injectables and fillers because of the superior results they offer.

Revanesse® VersaTM

In addition to offering our clients all of the benefits offered by the Juvederm family of dermal fillers, Xanadu Med Spa is pleased to offer Revanesse® Versa™, a multi-purpose dermal filler that has had more than 3 million uses worldwide since 2012. But what makes this injectable so incredible? Optimal ingredients, state-of-the-art production methods, and rigorous quality testing combine to provide remarkable results that you have to see to believe.

The VersaTM Difference

Wet-milling technology and a proprietary formula create a homogenous HA dermal filler that is composed of particles that are spherical and uniform. This unique formulation delivers results that are smooth and consistent, adding volume in ways that few other fillers can. Versa also has a low incidence of swelling. That means you can come in for your appointment and be on your way in no time without worrying about this troublesome side effect.

Before and After Real Life Outcomes

Ellen:  60 Years Old

Ellen wanted to capture a more youthful appearance and was looking for a dermal filler that would provide natural-looking results. She wanted a subtle change that was certainly noticeable to her friends and family, but not so noticeable that it was completely obvious.

Ellen Before:

Before her treatment, Ellen had moderate lines around her nose and wrinkling around the outer corners of her mouth.

And Now … the After …

Ellen After:

This image was taken within two hours of her treatment. There is a noticeable reduction in wrinkles and Ellen’s complexion is smoother in the areas that were treated.