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Renowned for pioneering beauty trends such as BB creams, glass skin, the K-Beauty phenomenon, and minimalist makeup, South Korea continues to set the standard for cutting-edge skincare and rejuvenation solutions. 

The influence extends to dermal fillers, where Korean dermal filler manufacturers have gained significant traction among medical professionals due to their efficacy and cost-effectiveness

If you’re looking to explore this product category for your patients, you’re at the right place. This article lists some budget-friendly Korean dermal fillers, their unique characteristics, and their safety profiles to equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions for your patients.

Key Takeaways

  • DERMALAX™ and REVOLAX™ are two popular dermal filler brands due to their affordability and effectiveness.
  • DERMALAX™ better nasolabial fold improvement than RESTYLANE in a study
  • Patients treated with DERMALAX™ report less pain than RESTYLANE
  • While Korean dermal fillers are not FDA-approved, they conform to the safety standards set by the European Union
  • DERMALAX™ showed longer-lasting effects than RESTYLANE in a study
  • REVOLAX™ offers a low phase angle, which prevents it from migrating from the injection site and allows for targetted treatment

DERMALAX™: Budget-Friendly Dermal Fillers 

DERMALAX™ fillers are a well-known line of hyaluronic acid Korean dermal fillers by ACROSS, a South Korean manufacturer known for quality. 

Unlike most Korean dermal filler brands, DERMALAX™ uses a special low-temperature process to create a thicker, more stable form of hyaluronic acid. This allows for smoother injection into the skin and creates a natural-looking volumizing effect that lasts longer.

In addition, multiple studies have confirmed the safety and efficacy of DERMALAX™ fillers. For instance, Korean researchers compared DERMALAX™ PLUS with Lidocaine to RESTYLANE SUB-Q® for the treatment of nasolabial folds (NLFs) in 52 patients.

After 24 weeks of treatment, they found that DERMALAX™ PLUS with Lidocaine not only showed better improvement than its competitor but patients also reported less pain with it. The study also showed that both fillers were equally well-tolerated, which means Korean dermal filler brands are as safe as industry giants.

DERMALAX™ fillers might also last longer than popular brands like RESTYLANE. For example, Chinese researchers studied 324 people with NLFs, giving half of them DERMALAX™ and the other half RESTYLANE.

At 24 weeks, both fillers showed similar improvements in NLFs. Interestingly, DERMALAX™ outperformed RESTYLANE at 36 and 48 weeks, suggesting it might be a good option for patients looking for long-term effects.

DERMALAX™ PLUS with Lidocaine

Composed of moderately concentrated, cross-linked hyaluronic acid, DERMALAX™ PLUS with Lidocaine effectively plumps up shallow wrinkles. 

It has a smooth, minimally invasive injection process and is suitable for various facial areas like crow’s feet, glabellar lines, and marionette lines. Plus, the non-animal-derived formula eliminates the need for allergy testing.

The specifications of DERMALAX™ PLUS are as follows:

DERMALAX™PLUS specifications

DERMALAX™ DEEP PLUS with Lidocaine

DERMALAX™ DEEP PLUS with Lidocaine is a long-lasting Korean hyaluronic acid filler that targets deeper folds like nasolabial lines and sculpts facial contours around the lips and cheeks. 

It can also be used for bio-reinforcement to improve skin texture and elasticity. The treatment is safe and provides natural-looking results that can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months.

Here are the specifications of DERMALAX™ DEEP PLUS with Lidocaine:

DERMALAX™ DEEP PLUS with Lidocaine specifications

REVOLAX™: Another Cost-Effective Korean Filler Brand

Just like DERMALAX™, REVOLAX™ is a safe and effective alternative to mainstream filler brands. For example, in a South Korean study on 60 patients with Wrinkle Severity Rating Scale (WSRS) Grade 3 or 4 NLFs, the mean WSRS score at 24 weeks for DERMALAX™ was 2.14, compared to a reference filler with a score of 2.49.

In addition, REVOLAX™ fillers have a monophasic gel structure, which gives them one of the smoothest consistencies out there without having to add free hyaluronic acid. This ensures a smooth and easy administration process.

What’s more, the brand offers a low phase angle, meaning REVOLAX™ fillers don’t migrate away from the injection site, allowing for precise and targeted treatment.  

These fillers also have a non-animal origin, meaning it’s rare for patients to develop an allergic reaction to them.

korean dermal fillers injection sites outlined on a woman's face

REVOLAX™ DEEP with Lidocaine

REVOLAX™ DEEP with Lidocaine is a sterile gel made from hyaluronic acid that is cross-linked and sourced from non-animal origins. 

The gel is colorless and odorless, with a thick consistency and long-term durability. You can buy this REVOLAX™ filler for intradermal use and address volume loss, facial asymmetry, and deep wrinkles.

Here are the product specifications:

REVOLAX™ DEEP with Lidocaine specifications

REVOLAX™ FINE with Lidocaine

REVOLAX™ FINE with Lidocaine is a light and elastic hyaluronic acid gel created for addressing superficial wrinkles like crow’s feet, frown lines, and neck wrinkles. Its high viscosity allows for swift penetration into the skin which results in a natural and revitalized appearance. Made from non-animal sources, this REVOLAX™ filler is transparent and biodegradable.

Here are some quick facts about REVOLAX™ FINE with Lidocaine:

REVOLAX™ FINE with Lidocaine specifications

REVOLAX™ SUB-Q with Lidocaine

REVOLAX™ SUB-Q with Lidocaine is another synthetic, transparent, and biodegradable Korean hyaluronic acid filler.It is the thickest product in the REVOLAX™ line of Korean dermal fillers, designed to enhance areas like cheeks, chin, nose, and jawline by adding volume. The filler molds effectively maintain structure and provide long-lasting results. Some details about REVOLAX™ SUB-Q with Lidocaine include:

REVOLAX™ SUB-Q with Lidocaine specifications

Are Korean Dermal Fillers Safe?

While Korean dermal fillers currently lack FDA approval in the US, they adhere to the strict safety standards set by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS). REVOLAX™ also adheres to the health and safety standards for European Union products, where it’s commonly used.

Talking about side effects, most Korean dermal fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid and Lidocaine and have been reported to be safe for over 24 months by medical literature. In addition, since hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan present abundantly in the skin, it has a generally low risk of causing allergic reactions. 

HA fillers are also biodegradable, meaning the body gradually breaks them down over time, which minimizes the potential for long-term complications.

How Long Do Korean Fillers Last?

The longevity of Korean fillers depends on the type of filler used, the area of injection, individual patient characteristics, and the formulation of the filler product. For example, Korean lip fillers have a duration of approximately 6 to 12 months before touch-up treatments are required to maintain optimal results.

On the other hand, Korean cheek fillers have a thicker consistency needed to provide enhanced volume and contouring in the midface region. Due to their denser composition, apple cheek fillers offer a longer duration of action—around 12 to 18 months—compared to lip fillers.

The duration of Korean facial fillers also varies. In areas of high mobility, such as the nasolabial folds or marionette lines, filler longevity is shorter (3–12 months) due to increased product degradation caused by repetitive facial expressions.  In areas with less movement, such as the temples or chin, fillers maintain their effects for a longer duration (12–24 months).


There are multiple reasons why Korean dermal fillers can be a valuable addition to your aesthetic medicine practice

First, their hyaluronic acid base ensures a high safety profile and natural-looking lip and face filler results. Second, studies have shown that DERMALAX™ fillers last longer than RESTYLANE, which makes them a great choice for offering long-lasting treatments. Third, patients report less pain with DERMALAX™ fillers because they come with Lidocaine.

Finally, REVOLAX™ offers a low phase angle, which makes it great for targeted treatments.

If all of that sounds interesting, explore Medical Spa Rx’s comprehensive dermal filler collection to find the perfect solution for your patients today.


What Is the Best Korean Dermal Filler?

REVOLAX™ and DERMALAX™ are two of the best Korean dermal fillers manufacturers. 

How Long Does DERMALAX™ Filler Last?

DERMALAX™ fillers usually last for up to 12 months. 

What Is DERMALAX™ Used For?

DERMALAX™ filler is used to enhance facial features and address signs of aging. DERMALAX™ PLUS addresses superficial wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines, while DERMALAX™ DEEP PLUS is injected deep into the dermis to remove deep folds and wrinkles. It’s also used for lip augmentation.

How Long Do REVOLAX™ Fillers Last?

REVOLAX™ filler lasts from 9 to 18 months. Some REVOLAX™ products, such as REVOLAX™ SUB-Q, last much longer than DERMALAX™ fillers. 

What Is REVOLAX™ Used For?

REVOLAX™ FINE is the thinnest product in the range and is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. REVOLAX™ DEEP is a thicker filler that is used to treat deeper wrinkles and folds and to augment the cheeks, chin, and lips. REVOLAX™ SUB-Q is the thickest filler in the REVOLAX™ line and is used for facial sculpting, such as volumizing the cheeks and jawline, and for non-surgical rhinoplasty. 


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