Dermal fillers are used to tackle some of the most frustrating signs of aging by restoring volume and fullness to the face. Unlike Botox, they don’t relax facial muscles, but instead work to fill facial lines and “plump” the skin. The popularity of dermal fillers has grown over the years because they are safe, results can be immediate and they are long lasting.
We classify our fillers as:
Do the injections hurt?
Dermal Fillers are injected using an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. To assure your comfort during the procedure, a topical or local anesthetic may be used, along with ice packs. Most fillers are infused with lidocaine to insure a comfortable treatment.
What are the possible side effects?
The most common side effects are redness, swelling and bruising. These side effects are generally mild and last a short time. We take all efforts to avoid, prevent and treat bruises.
Fillers and Botox: Can I get both?
While you might think that Botox and fillers can only be used separately, they’re actually better in conjunction with each other. Botox is often used with fillers to enhance the overall results of the treatment. In many cases dermal fillers will last longer when used with Botox.
What are the different types of fillers?
HA fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and Belotero, are different forms of hyaluronic acid (HA.) They differ in how the molecules are cross linked, which affects their individual properties and how the dermal filler will behave
within the skin. Collagen rebuilding fillers, like Radiesse and Sculptra, stimulate the body to produce its own natural collagen. This allows for a more lasting effect than HA fillers.
If I don’t like my results, is it reversible?
HA fillers are dissolvable, however, Radiesse and Sculptra are not. It is rare for a client to want their filler reversed, but it does give peace of mind to know that reversal is possible and easy.