Dermal fillers

Versatile in use, dermal fillers are one of the most popular methods to address various signs of aging on the face. They can eliminate wrinkles, restore lost facial volume, fill in scars, and provide natural-looking fullness to the jaw, cheeks, lips, and more.

Fast Facts

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments designed to restore lost volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. Unlike Botox, which relaxes the muscles, dermal fillers work by adding volume beneath the skin. They are typically made from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body, which helps to hydrate and plump the skin.

Treatable Areas

Lips

Enhance volume and fullness, and diminish the appearance of smoker’s lines.

Liquid Rhinoplasty

A non-surgical procedure that can address issues like a dorsal hump, drooping nasal tip, and asymmetry, providing immediate results.

Cheeks

Correct volume loss in the midface/cheek area to enhance facial contours and definition.

Nasolabial Folds

Smooth and lift the lines extending from the outer corners of your nose to the outer corners of your mouth, also known as smile lines, for a more youthful look.

Marionette Lines

Treat the vertical lines extending from the corners of the mouth down to the jawline for a youth-restoring effect.

Chin

Enhance the size and shape of your chin for a more chiseled and defined appearance.

Acne Scars

Fill in depressed, distensible acne scars for a smoother skin texture.

BEFORE TREATMENT

  • Do not consume alcohol for 24 hours before treatment

  • There may be some swelling or bruising at the injection site, so it’s best to book your appointment 1-2 weeks ahead of any special event.

DURING TREATMENT

  • Topical anesthetic is applied to minimize discomfort.
  • The filler is injected into the treatment site using a needle, then molded and shaped as needed.
  • Filler will be molded and shaped
  • You may experience some mild discomfort during the procedure.

AFTER TREATMENT

  • Avoid vigorous physical activity for 24 hours.

  • Refrain from facials or laser treatments for at least 2 weeks.

  • Try not to touch the treated area excessively for the first 24 hours.

  • Avoid salty foods and alcohol, as they can contribute to swelling.

RESULT NOTES

  • Noticeable immediately, with full results visible in up to 2 weeks.

  • May be some swelling and bruising that lasts up to 2 weeks

  • Results yypically lasts 6-18 months, depending on the filler and area treated.

How long until I see results?

You’ll start to see results almost immediately, with full results expected in about 2 weeks.

How long do results last?

Results typically last anywhere from 6-18 months, depending on the type of filler used and your aesthetic goals.

What is the downtime? When can I go back to work?

Dermal fillers require little to no downtime. You can return to work immediately after treatment, though you may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising.

Does it hurt? Is there bruising?

We use a topical anesthetic and an ice pack before and after the injections to minimize discomfort. You can also take Tylenol to help reduce pain. Bruising and swelling can occur and may take 1-2 weeks to subside, so it’s best to avoid scheduling treatment right before a big event.

Can I receive dermal filler while pregnant or nursing?

Current medical advice generally suggests avoiding cosmetic injectables, including dermal fillers, during pregnancy and nursing.

What must I avoid after my treatment?

After treatment, avoid exercise and working out for 24 hours and facials for 2 weeks. Try not to touch the treated area excessively for the first 24 hours, except to apply arnica gel. Avoid salty foods and alcoholic beverages as they can contribute to swelling.

Are fillers reversible?

Yes, the hyaluronic acid-based fillers we use can be easily dissolved with hyaluronidase if needed.