Dermal Fillers

Fillers and Why We Love Them

Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid to enhance specific areas of the face. Dermal filler is much different than any neurotoxin such as Botox or Dysport, as it does not affect muscle motion. Instead, it is injected under the surface of the skin to restore volume loss and smooth fine lines. Dermal fillers are used to enhance many areas of the face. Injections can help to sharpen jawlines, contour cheekbones, plump the lips, fill and restore dark under eyes.

The Week Before the Treatment

  • Three to five days before having a facial filler patients should avoid medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, and vitamin E as they can increase the risk of bleeding and thus bruising.
  • Limit alcohol a couple of days in advance, again as this may cause increased bleeding and bruising.
  • If patients are on a prescribed anticoagulant, they should consult with their prescribing physician before having a facial filler.
  • Notify the injector of any autoimmune disorders that might be a contraindication.

Getting Ready for Your Filler Treatment

How Dermal Fillers Work

  1. A numbing cream will be applied to the area of the face being injected for 15-20 minutes before treatment to ensure patient comfort.
  2. At the site of injections, it is normal for patients to experience redness and swelling. Typically this goes away within a couple of hours. Swelling most commonly could last for several days.
  3. Our clinicians will provide post treatment tips and best practices following treatment to help with any swelling and or bruising.
  4. Results are immediate after treatment. Full results are expected at 2 weeks and can last anywhere between 6-12 months…sometimes even longer.
  5. Our clinicians provide natural looking results-you will still look like yourself, just the utmost version!

Filler injections produce a very low occurrence of adverse events. The most commonly reported side effect of any filler is temporary redness, swelling, and or bruising at the injection site.

Certain types of fillers can be reversible. In some cases, we have patients come to us with overfilled or migrated filler. We are able to dissolve any hyaluronic-acid based filler with a hyaluronidase.

What Are the Risks/Side Effects of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Filler Consultations

We believe consultations are very important when considering an injectable and/or facial filler. Our consultations give us the opportunity to get to know our patients and understand exactly what they are looking to correct and achieve with dermal fillers. At the consultation patients will meet with one of our advanced injectors to discuss which filler option is best for them.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. Dermal filler contains lidocaine to make injection comfortable. Additionally, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the skin before treatment for additional comfort.

Yes! Dermal filler results are immediate.

Dermal filler is not permanent. This filler lasts up to 12 months, sometimes more depending on the patient.

Yes, dermal filler is vegan.

Should you experience an issue, hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid, can be injected to dissolve this product.

Based on clinical studies, dermal filler injections produce a very low occurrence of adverse events. The most commonly reported side effect of Volbella is temporary redness and swelling at the injection site.

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