Injection cosmetology

Dermal Filler

Filler, which is hyaluronic acid, is used to volumize the face. As we age, we naturally lose collagen, fat pads, and supportive bone which results in signs of aging. Filler is used to contour the face and restore volume which helps to achieve a more youthful, and refreshed look.

Common Treatment Areas

Lips

Temples

Cheeks

Around the eyes

Nasolabial folds (smile lines)

Marionette lines

Along the jaw

Hands

Neck

What to expect during your treatment

Our staff will thoroughly explain the procedure and answer all questions. Topical numbing is applied for 15 minutes which helps to ease any discomfort. The treatment typically lasts about 1 hour, consisting of using a small needle to precisely place the product. Side effects are minimal; however, there is always the possibility of bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site. Unlike neurotoxins, the results are immediate.

Aftercare

  • The topical anesthetic should wear off in 2-3 hours

  • Avoid consuming large amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling

  • Apply cool compress or ice pack in 15 minutes intervals to help with swelling or bruising in the first 24 hours

  • Attempt to sleep “face-up” or head slightly elevated for 2-3 nights

  • Use topical arnica ointment to help reduce bruising

  • Oral Benadryl and ibuprofen may be used every 8 hours for the first 3 days for comfort and swelling

  • Your filler will naturalize and integrate with your own collagen over 2-4 weeks​

Is it for you?

There is no "right" time to start getting filler. If you are seeing signs of aging, or just want to add volume, this could be a great service for you. While there are no official studies that evaluate the safety of fillers in pregnant women, we would rather err on the side of caution and treat you when you are no longer pregnant. If you have any active cold sores, we ask that you rebook, or if you have a history of cold sores, start talking Valtrex 3 days prior to injection. If you have any big events coming up, we advise planning this treatment around your social calendar.

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