What are Fillers?
Fillers are a non-surgical minimally invasive way to restore the volume and fullness in the face.
They help to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles.
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Here is a list of questions that are frequently asked by our clientele about fillers . We hope we have provided answers to any questions that you may have, but please don’t hesitate to ask additional questions of our staff.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fillers
Each Filler works in a unique way:
- Botox®: Nerve cells release a chemical that triggers muscle contraction, which causes wrinkles. Botox® is injected into the skin to disrupt the chemical release, which in turn stops the contraction. As a result, these wrinkles disappear for about three months.
- Fat Fillers: Fat cells are extracted from the patient’s buttocks, thighs or stomach. The fat filler is then injected beneath the skin in the targeted area to temporarily improve the appearance of hollow cheeks, thin lips, a wrinkled forehead, “crow’s feet” and areas of scarring.
- Restylane®: Restylane® is a clear gel that is injected into target areas of the face. The gel then attracts water and holds the volume of the skin, which decreases the appearance of facial wrinkles, particularly around the mouth and nose. The effects can last six months or longer.
Fillers can shape facial contours, smooth wrinkles or sculpt lips. The final result is that your facial features are left looking healthy, more youthful and have an overall smoother appearance.
Botox®, Fat Fillers and Restylane® produce only temporary effects; therefore, the number of treatments is determined by the patient. Occasionally Fat Fillers can be permanent if the fat cells survive in the targeted facial area, so it is possible that only one treatment may be necessary. However, most fat fillers fade away after a few months, and treatment may continue if the patient desires.
Each treatment carries its own side effects. The most common among these are uneven texture of the skin, swelling and scarring. The risk of these side effects is minimal.
No, there is no downtime. You may immediately return to your daily routine.
These treatments have no downtime as opposed to skin resurfacing. Also, following treatment there is little discomfort. Results can be seen in a short time period and after only one session. With Restylane® and Fat Fillers, a natural compound is being used, so there is no risk of allergic reactions.
On some occasions, there is redness or swelling. This temporary discomfort may last a couple of days. Following Botox® treatment, the face will feel relaxed, and you may be tempted to massage it. Do not massage the treated areas because this could move the Botox® around and create a different effect than intended.
Your results appear as soon as any swelling diminishes.
Treatments generally take about thirty minutes.
Do not use Injectables or Fillers if you have an infection at the site where they will be injected. Avoid Botox® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or are pregnant. Some conditions may increase the chance of infection, so a doctor should be advised before pursuing treatment if you have a serious medical condition, are breast feeding or plan to become pregnant.
All results vary from patient to patient. Botox® can last for up to four months, Restylane® results can last for six to twelve months, and the results of a Fat Transfer may last as long as three years.
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Additional treatment is not required for immediate results, but additional treatment is required for maintenance. Results will begin to fade, and your facial features will gradually return to their former state.
The limitation of Injectables and Fillers is that they fade with time and are not a permanent answer to wrinkles. Because fat is reabsorbed into the body, Fat Transfer is not a good option for multiple areas that need to remain symmetrical.
Tell your medical professional about any allergies you have, any serious medical conditions and all medications you are taking, both prescription and non-prescription. Carefully follow any instructions given to you regarding eating, drinking, smoking and vitamins. To reduce bruising, avoid anticoagulants, aspirin and other blood thinners for a week before treatment.
Avoid vigorous activity directly after treatment, and continue to avoid blood thinners until bruising diminishes.
* A complementary consultation is required before treatment.
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