Discover a natural, more youthful version of yourself!
Loss of facial volume is a common age-related problem for many people. The resulting wrinkles, lines, and folds can make you appear older and less vibrant than you feel. Today, we can reliably correct this problem with injectable fillers, a minimally-invasive treatment that can restore volume in a natural-appearing manner to temporarily correct wrinkles and folds.
Fillers augment the tissue to restore lost volume and contour areas of the face. Most of today’s popular injectable fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring material in your soft tissue. Acting as a hydrator, cell protector and cushioning agent, hyaluronic acid restores youthful volume in your skin. Other popular injectable fillers use ingredients that stimulate natural collagen and elastin formation, creating a long-lasting reduction of wrinkles and folds. These products are referred to as ‘biostimulators’ and include Radiesse and Sculptra.
Who Can Benefit from Injectable Fillers?
During a consultation, we will determine if injectable filler treatments can achieve your goals for aesthetic improvement. Fillers are usually ideal for people who don’t have the time or desire for cosmetic surgery.
Although the results are temporary, a filler can rejuvenate your appearance for an average of 9 to 12 months, or longer depending on the area being treated and the type of filler used. With regular follow-up appointments, you can maintain your new youthful appearance with.
Injectable fillers can treat a wide variety of areas:
- Nasolabial folds
- Sunken cheeks
- Mouth corners and “marionette lines”
- Lip balance and volume
- Hollows under eyes (aka “tear trough”)
- Chin and jawline
- Nose reshaping (“non-surgical or liquid rhinoplasty”)
- Décolleté (chest)
What to Expect During Your Injectable Filler Treatment
An injectable filler treatment is relatively quick and comfortable. After discussing the treatment options and plan in detail with you, we will first cleanse the treatment site and apply a topical anesthetic (if necessary) to ensure your comfort. We carefully inject the filler into the wrinkle or area where you would like additional contour or volume, and then massage the area to promote a smooth result. The entire treatment can typically be finished within 30-45 minutes or less.
The process of injecting fillers requires a certain skill set to achieve a natural-looking result. Our highly qualified PA-C injector Amanda has extensive training and experience in administering dermal fillers in a safe and effective manner.
After Your Treatment
After treatment, you may have some swelling, tenderness or redness, which will typically subside within 2-3 days. Indirect application of cool packs (as directed) to the treatment area can help manage these effects.
How long your results last will depend on the product and the area(s) that are treated. The results of an injectable filler treatment will typically last less than a year as that is the time it takes your body to naturally break down the substance and clear it away.
Understanding the Risks of Injectable Fillers
When injectable fillers are administered by a qualified practitioner, side effects are infrequent and usually minor in nature. Nonetheless, people vary in their anatomy, their physical reactions to medications, and their healing abilities, so we will be sure to discuss this in detail with you during your consultation. Like other injections, possible side effects of fillers include redness, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.
If You’re Ready to Take the Next Step
If you are interested in treatment with injectable fillers, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to address any of your questions or concerns about this popular cosmetic treatment. During your appointment, we can educate you about all of the different injectable products and share before and after photos, so you can make an educated choice about treatment.