Dermal fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical options for solving aging skin problems. They do exactly what their name suggests- they fill in the area underneath the skin.
Fillers are a non-invasive technique used to plump lips, contour and soften facial features, remove wrinkles and make scars less noticeable. The filler is injected into targeted areas of the face to reach desired effects. There are several types of dermal fillers that can be used depending on which area of the face you are targeting and what your desired look is.
Our specialized dermatologist will consult with you before the procedure to determine which of the fillers is best for you. Most of these fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.
What does the treatment involve?
CONSULTATION: At the start of any Filler treatment a thorough consultation will take place, where our specialized dermatologist will examine your face and discuss with you your specific skin needs and concerns to determine which of the fillers is best for you.
PROCESS: A topical anesthetic is applied to the skin before the procedure to help minimize any discomfort or pain. Once the numbing has taken effect the doctor will start with injecting the filler in the treated area.The injection only takes a few minutes and after minimal swelling subsides, the effects are immediate.
TIME: The procedure takes about 30 minutes to a hour.
FINISHING: After the procedure you might notice redness and swelling for the first few hours after the treatment, this is normal.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS NEEDED: Results can last from 6 months to a year. With repeated treatments, the results may last longer.
Frequently Asked Questions:
DOES IT HURT?
While everyone experiences different levels of pain, you may feel some discomfort and needle stick pain. When fillers are injected they stretch the skin causing injection pain. It usually is not painful after the procedure is finished.
WHO IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR FILLERS?
Patients with a history of extreme allergies might not be good candidates for certain types of injectable fillers because they could lead to an allergic reaction. Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding should not use Fillers.
AFTERCARE OF FILLERS?
1. Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area.
2. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
3. Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours.
4. Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling.
5. Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Minor swelling, redness and bruising may occur, which will subside after a few hours to a couple of days.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Most patients begin to notice an effect immediately after the treatment.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR FILLERS TO SETTLE?
Please keep in mind that fillers can take up to two weeks to fully settle, if you’re unhappy with your results after this time, you can make a follow-up appointment with your practitioner. In most cases you can usually have it adjusted or dissolved altogether.
HOW LONG DO FILLERS LAST?
The effects from fillers will usually last from six months to a year.