A filler is administered via injection with a thin needle. The area of injection depends on the type of filler. Some are administered deep beneath the layers of tissue, while others are placed closer to the surface.
As for what the filler is made of, it varies by type. Most of the products used at Facial Aesthetics contain hyaluronic acid. Fillers made from HA mimic the HA found naturally in your skin, connective tissue and cartilage. Part of what makes this material so effective is that it binds with water molecules, thereby providing hydrated, plump, smooth skin. It also replaces volume beneath the skin, which lessens as your skin ages. Age is associated with less subcutaneous fat, which makes it easier to see the creases of the deflated skin. Dermal fillers soften these lines and other types of creases on your face by plumping up the subcutaneous volume.
We offer many different types of fillers:
Most of these contain hyaluronic acid.
Don’t worry if you aren’t sure which filler to choose. Our team has the experience and skill to match a treatment plan with your goals. We first want to discuss with you what changes you would like to see. We will look at the areas you identify as needing rejuvenation. Then our team can describe all of the options and help you choose a treatment plan.
Dermal fillers are popular across the country. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show increasing rates of non-surgical treatments as people flock to these fast, easy rejuvenation options. Advantages of dermal fillers in particular include:
Of course no single option is right for every person. Our experienced team wants to make sure that you are treating with the correct filler, and the only way to do so is to visit us for a one-on-one consultation. We personalize treatment plans to you.
Dermal fillers are popular injectable gels that are a safe and fast way to bring back the volume and fullness that your face has lost. These fillers restore the skin by rebuilding natural collagen that breaks down over time.
Like most treatments that involve an injectable it is best not to take any anti-inflammatory that may cause the blood to thin such as aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, or Vitamin E as this could cause bruising. Avoid alcohol after treatment since it is a blood thinner. Inform your clinician if you have recurring face sores.
Day of the Dermal Filler Treatment
Apply an anesthetic block or numbing cream to reduce the discomfort. When you come to your appointment, your nurse will discuss with you the options for numbing.
After injection of the dermal filler, it is very important that you do not move the treated areas for 2-3 hours. This helps the filler “settle into place.”
The use of ice will be at the discretion of your nurse. The area may remain slightly swollen or red through the day.
If you have a propensity for bruising, we strongly recommend Arnica Montana, a supplement available in our clinics. It should be taken immediately after the treatment and continue as directed on the bottle.
Day Two after the Dermal Filler Treatment
The area may remain red and somewhat swollen. We will provide you with instructions for massaging, manipulating, and or icing the area.
If there is bruising, continue taking the Arnica Montana. The bruising will dissipate over the next several days.
Over the Next Week, Following the Dermal Filler Treatment
Redness and swelling in the treated area will continue to decrease. Contact your clinician if you find areas with persistent redness, swelling, or white bumps.