The popular facial rejuvenation treatment choice of celebrities
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, and soften creases, or enhance facial contours.
Procedure Time: Approximately 30 to 60 minutes
Anesthesia: Topical for lips only, otherwise none
Recovery Time: None. However, bruising, swelling, and redness generally last a few days to 2 weeks.
Pain Level: Minimal; lips tend to be most painful.
Number of Sessions Required: Depends on what's desired; discuss with your injector.
Number of Syringes Required: Varies based on individual.
Results: Immediate; will last about 6 months to 1 year, depending on product and area being injected.
Side Effects: Swelling, bruising, redness, and pain. More complex side effects can range from vascular occlusion to allergic reactions.
Treatment not recommended if...you have an active infection, known allergy to HA fillers or lidocaine, an autoimmune disorder, are pregnant or lactating, have had recent dental work, an allergy to bees, or a recent vaccination.
Dermal Filler Questions Answered
Do fillers ruin your face?
No, when done properly they can enhance your natural beauty.
How do I prepare for
Avoid blood thinning products 72 hours before the appointment
No dental work (including cleanings) 2 weeks before
No antibiotic or infections within 2 weeks
How long do lip fillers last?
All fillers last anywhere for at least 1 year or more. Lip fillers are the first to diminish, so although other areas may still have filler, most people look to top it up around 6 months.
What's the difference between Botox and
Botox works on the muscles whereas fillers are used to augment soft tissue.
What are face fillers?
They are meant to fill soft tissue areas to augment facial features.
What can I expect after
getting dermal fillers?
Swelling, bruising, and some mild pain. All of this will subside within 2 weeks and all that will be left are amazing results!