We use Fillers made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a substance naturally produced in our own body. When injected under the skin’s surface, HA Fillers attract water to create the appearance of a plump, hydrated complexion. Over time, the body safely reabsorbs the HA particles, and the results gradually wear off generally between 6 to 12 months depending on the individual and the treatment areas.
The use of Fillers can be uniquely tailored to a patient’s aesthetic goals to help soften deeper lines and folds, plump lips, replace soft-tissue volume loss, contour and restore cheek bones while slimming the face, soften the hollows under the eyes, create a sharper jawline, balance the chin and profile of the face, create more facial symmetry, lift a down-turned mouth, raise depressed scars, plump earlobes, and restore volume to the hands.
During the complimentary consultation, our physician will assess a patient’s areas of concern and design a plan best suited to achieve the patient’s desired results.
Frequently Asked Questions
During the complimentary consultation, we review the patient’s aesthetic goals and customize an anti-aging treatment plan accordingly.
We use several different brands of Fillers for full-facial symmetry, and pricing is ultimately dependent upon the areas of treatment. In general, lip enhancements typically require 1 syringe while facial balancing and contouring will require more and will be discussed in depth in the consultation.
Fillers can be combined with other procedures during the same appointment.
Filler results are visible almost immediately, however patients should expect bruising, redness, swelling, and generalized inflammation around the treated areas. Optimal results are typically seen 2 weeks post treatment.
As they say, “Rome was not built in a day.” Some patients may need 2 appointments to establish a full-face baseline with maintenance typically annually.
Don’t be surprised if you want to add more Filler once the swelling goes down. We’ve all felt that way!
Results and longevity vary from patient to patient and are influenced by the location of the injection, the product choice, a patient’s age and individual characteristics, the area(s) being treated, if residual Filler remains from prior treatments, and the amount of Filler injected.
Filler treatments for the Lips and Smile Lines typically last anywhere from 6 to 12 months. Filler treatments to the Cheeks, Hands, Chin, and Jawline typically last anywhere from 9 to 12 months, if not longer.
Typically, patients experience mild bruising and swelling, so we suggest you plan your procedure at least 3 weeks ahead of any special occasion. However, if you have a more significant event such as a wedding, we recommend you book your appointment at least 1-2 months prior.
Most Fillers are pre-mixed with lidocaine, so the treatment areas get relatively numb with little memorable pain during treatment. We also offer a topical numbing cream which we apply 20 minutes prior to treatment.
If you were treated with an HA Filler, a reassuring characteristic is that you can have some or most all of the HA Filler dissolved. Dissolving HA Filler may require several appointments and will be discussed in your consultation.