WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are used to fill in lines and hollowness around the face. There are many different types of fillers available, each of them having great safety and tolerability profiles. With a careful examination of your skin and “problem areas” we can help you choose the best filler for your needs.
DERMAL FILLERS THAT WE OFFER?
HOW LONG WILL DERMAL FILLER RESULTS LAST?
Fillers can last anywhere from 3-24 months, depending on the product and on how fast your body metabolizes it.
DERMAL FILLER BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR DERMAL FILLER TREATMENTS?
Fillers are used in a variety of ways improve the contours of your skin. Below are some examples of themore common places people use fillers.
- Nasolabial folds (the lines between your nose and mouth)
- Plumping up lips, or the borders of lips
- Lines around the face
- Hollowness under the eyes
- Hollowness to temples
- Jowls and jaw line
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?
For the face, most patients opt to use a topical anesthetic cream 15-30 minutes prior to treatment, although it is not necessary. If treating lips, we can do a nerve block, similar to what the dentist would do, to completely numb you as lips tend to be a more sensitive area. After deciding with the provider which filler will be the best for you, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and prepped for treatment. Generally it takes between 10-20 minutes to perform the injections, depending on the number of treatment areas. You will be given ice immediately following the procedure. You may have some mild redness and swelling immediately after the treatment, which generally subsides in a couple of hours. Most people return to work immediately after receiving treatment.
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING AFTER I RECEIVE DERMAL FILLER INJECTIONS?
You may be instructed to massage the area treated for a couple of days after the injections, but usually you will not need to do anything at all. You may continue using your cosmetics and skin care products as you normally would.
WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS FROM DERMAL FILLERS?
Unlike Botox or Dysport, fillers have more of an immediate effect. Due to possible swelling at the injection site, it may take a week to see the full result of the treatment.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME WITH DERMAL FILLERS?
No. However, we don’t recommend you do fillers, or any cosmetic procedure, prior to a big event on the off chance that you get a bruise.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS?
Anytime a needle is placed into the skin, there is a risk of a bruise occurring. This is not common with most fillers. To minimize this risk, it is best to avoid aspirin and other blood thinners, vitamin E and NSAIDs if it is medically safe to do so. Taking Arnica tablets 5 days prior to injections may also help to reduce the risk of bruising.