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.