Injectable Fillers

Injectable fillers are a non-invasive treatment used to restore youth and volume to the face. As we age, skin loses hyaluronic acid (a sugar molecule), which decreases skin volume and increases the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear. Fillers are an excellent treatment to restore volume and plumpness to lips, chin, cheeks, the jawline, acne scars, and the area under the eyes.

With a simple injection of fillers, you will notice skin improvements immediately after treatment. It is a simple, safe and painless way to knock years off your appearance. This will help you recapture a more youthful appearance and reduce signs of aging.

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How Injectible Dermal Fillers Work

Fillers are a viscous gel composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a non-animal, biodegradable and naturally occurring sugar found in the skin. It is the key component of the skin’s ability to attract and bind to water molecules, and therefore stay moisturized, helping to maintain a youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid is effective for filling in wrinkles.

It gives volume to the skin, lubricates the joints and gives eyes their shape. HA fills the space between collagen and elastin fibres which replenishes the natural support layers lost with aging, while delivering essential nutrients and hydration and overtime, HA is gradually reabsorbed in the body.

The Treatment Process

The gel is injected into the targeted areas with a very fine needle. After the injection, the gel binds with the water in your skin and gives natural volume to smooth wrinkles. The gel also blends with adjoining tissues and allows other nutritive elements, like oxygen, glucose, and hormones, to pass between fragments of the gel. The result is instantly fuller, revitalized and plumper skin.

Treatment will provide immediate effect and results after a single session, and immediately following your treatment you can return to your normal daily activities. It is normal to experience slight redness and swelling near the injection site. There may also be some other minor side effects, such as slight pain or tenderness and some itching in that same area. The skin returns to normal one to two days after skin treatments such as under eye or cheek fillers, and up to a week for lip treatments.

Injectable Filler Pre-Treatment Guidelines

Discontinue use of the following 3-5 days prior to treatment:

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen (motrin, advil, aleve)
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil)
  • Vitamin E
  • Ginger
  • Ginkgo Biloba 
  • Ginseng
  • Garlic
  • Alcohol
  • Green tea

*If you are using prescription aspirin or blood thinners do not discontinue use unless permitted by your physician

*If you have a history of cold sores, consult your physician regarding pre-care instructions

Injectable Filler Post – Treatment Guidelines

  • Swelling, redness and bruising can occur
  • Herbal supplements, such as Arnica may be used to decrease bruising and swelling
  • Do Not touch, rub or manipulate areas of injection unless instructed by your physician
  • Avoid extreme heat (sun exposure, sauna, tanning beds) for 2-3 days
  • Avoid strenuous activity for 2-3 days
  • Discontinue use of retinol products for 2-3 days

Contact your physician immediately if you experience increased pain or swelling after your 

treatment.

Common Areas For Treatment Include:
  • Nasolabial Folds

    Adding volume and smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth.

  • Marionette Lines

    Adding volume underneath the corners of the mouth which can make you appear unhappy

  • Cheeks

    Restoring cheeks to enhance their shape and youthful fullness.

  • Eyes

    Filling out depressions (hollows) under the eyes and tear troughs.

  • Lips

    Hydrate and fill out lips that are impacted by the loss of collagen, resulting in an attractive plump appearance.