The majority of dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid and contain 1cc per syringe. Keep in mind that this means that there is only 1/5 of a teaspoon of filler in that 1cc syringe! This means that it takes FIVE full syringes to make a up a single teaspoon of filler.
There are some fillers, like Radiesse, that have 1.5cc of product per syringe. Radiesse is made from another naturally occurring substance in the body, Calcium Hydroxylapatite, and can be a great option for treating certain areas, but it is not an ideal option for every treatment area.
As we age,areas in our mid face begin to lose the volume they once had and become flattened. The areas included in the mid-face are the temples, the under-eye area (tear trough), and the cheeks. Depending on your age and natural deficits, treating these can require a considerable amount of dermal filler. The tear trough typically requires 0.5-1cc per side. The temples range from .5cc to 2cc per side. Cheeks usually range from 1-3cc per side (yes this means you could need up to a total of 6cc just to lift your flattened cheeks). If you are looking for a total Mid Face Liquid Lift with full correction, you can expect to need a minimum of 4cc of filler.
Marionette lines ( from the sides of the mouth to the chin) typically require 0.5cc – 1cc per side. In order to reverse the turning down of the oral commissures in the corners of the mouth you could easily use 0.5cc-1.0cc in just this area alone.