For those of us who aren’t huge fans of the needle—or can’t afford a procedure that costs $600 a pop—our options have always been limited to topical products that promise the same plumping effect, like hyaluronic acid serums. And though great at boosting our skin’s moisture levels and easing our dehydration lines, these serums aren’t designed for quick, more dramatic results. So, if you’re looking for a happy medium, here’s a product you might want to consider: Fillerina. This brand features hyaluronic acid fillers in varying “levels” that you can administer at home—no esthetician experience required! And just for the record, that scary-looking syringe in the photo (included in the product package) is merely an applicator, not an actual needle!
Want to know if this 14-day, at-home cosmetic treatment is right for you? We reached out to the experts at Fillerina to learn more.
1. How is Fillerina different from hyaluronic acid fillers we get from our dermatologist’s office?
Fillerina features the same ingredient as Restylane and Juvederm, which is hyaluronic acid (HA). The difference is that, while Restylane and Juverderm use very large molecules of HA, Fillerina’s formula contains varying sizes of HA, from very small to the same large size, which penetrate all layers of the skin. Office fillers are large and injected, which creates an instant plump and can be overdone. Fillerina penetrates all layers and takes 14 to 21 days to plump the skin and bring it back to the level it was five to 10 years ago. Fillerina will not ever over plump.
2. Is Fillerina meant to replace the in-office procedure or over-the-counter hyaluronic acid serums?
Your dermatologist can help you find the right combination of fillers and/or topicals to get the results you want. If injections just aren’t your style, Fillerina is a great alternative. Fillerina will also maintain in-office injections and make them last longer. There is no need for HA serums if one uses Fillerina.
3. Is Fillerina for everyone? Who will benefit the most from Fillerina?
Fillerina has five grades and therefore will work on people of all ages. Grade 1 is for a younger person, who just wants to add volume to her lips and cheeks and perhaps fill in fine lines. If this person doesn’t want to use the full treatment, the Day, Night and Eye/Lip Creams are a perfect starter regimen for this person. G2 is for the average-age skin with moderate wrinkles and lines. G3 and higher is for mature skin with deeper wrinkles and visible signs of sagging. Fillerina works on all ethnicities and sells in 34 countries worldwide. It also works on all skin types.
Editor’s note: We are proud to say that Dermstore is one of the few online retailers who carry all five levels of Fillerina.
4. How long does it take to see results? How long do results last?
Results will start showing in the first week, full results in 21 to 30 days. Results will last about three to four months. It is recommended to repeat the treatment before this, however, when the product is still in the skin instead of starting all over again. The more you use Fillerina, the better and more results will continue to show.
5. Do you need to see a dermatologist before trying Fillerina? Are there any known side effects?
No, Fillerina is for at-home use. The precise applicator allows you to take control of where you want filling, plumping and lifting. Remember, the applicator is NOT A NEEDLE! It allows you to put the filler gel only where you need it. There are no known side effects. HA is an existing natural ingredient already in our skin and body. We are simply replacing what we have lost from aging.
We Tried Fillerina, Here’s What Happened
Curious to see how Fillerina works, we asked two of Dermstore’s in-house estheticians to try Fillerina for 14 days. Here’s what they have to say, as well as before-and-after pictures:
“My first impression was the packaging was beautiful and unique. I have never tried a product before that had a syringe-like applicator. It smells great. I love the smell of the moisturizer and the feel of it as well. What stood out to me is the key ingredient in the product (hyaluronic acid), hoping that it would benefit my concerns, which was deep wrinkles around my upper lip and smile lines.”—C.R., late 50s
“I like the sterile bottle that did not have access to open air! I had never used anything with a ‘syringe’ but the precision was attractive. I am starting to develop fine lines and surface dehydration. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was open to anything that would help.”—R.J., 37
On Ease of Use:
“I found it easy to apply, I did not need any help applying. The instructions are easy to follow. I watched the video just out of curiosity.”—C.R., late 50s
“So the serum went on relatively easy. The nourishment cream, however, did not suck into the syringe very well, and I ended up breaking the syringe and lid on accident. The instructions in the kit were simple, but almost too simple. There was a lot of room for interpretation, which led to some guessing.”—R.J., 37
“The treatment felt a little sticky and did come out a bit thick until I learned how to dispense it more gently. No tingling at all, but I did feel my face has softened. What I noticed the most after seeing my before-and-after photos is the clarity of my skin tone and minimized hyperpigmentation, especially on my forehead. My eye area was a lot smoother and seemed brighter.”—C.R., late 50s
“When I first applied the product, my skin immediately felt ‘full.’ I was definitely surprised. It felt plump immediately, but the feeling dissipated quickly. Overall, the hydration did improve. The biggest benefit I noticed was improved hydration and feel after applying the products. I noticed an improvement in the hydration and supple feel on my skin within a couple days.”—R.J., 37
C.R., Late 50s, 14 Days After Using Fillerina PLUS Dermo-cosmetic Filler Treatment Grade 5
R.J., 37, 14 Days After Using Fillerina Dermo-cosmetic Filler Treatment Grade 1
Tips for Best Results:
“Make sure you use it every day. I have found that if I keep the first solution on a bit longer before the moisturizer, that seemed to help.”—C.R., late 50s
“I would recommend adding it to an anti-aging routine as a booster or in lieu of a “special occasion” in-office filler. Use this product before a moisturizer or a sleeping cream! It really locks in the moisture that plumps and smooths the skin.”—R.J., 37