Fillers add subtle volume to places in your face. Made with hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by your body, fillers are injected beneath the surface of your skin. Results last 6 months to 2 years, depending on which filler is used and the quantity used.*
What are the benefits?
- What is the downtime? Can I go back to work after my treatment?
It is common to notice redness, swelling, bruising and soreness immediately after the procedure. However, this shouldn’t prevent you from returning to work after injections. We recommend scheduling injections around your work schedule if you are concerned about the social downtime.
When will I see results?
You will see results immediately after treatment.
How long do results last?
This depends on the product used, area injected and the patient. Most filler injections last for 6–12 months.
What if I don’t get filler every 6–12 months?
If you choose to not continue filler injections, your skin will eventually go back to the state at which it was before you started treatments.
Does it hurt?
Topical anesthetics may be used to reduce pain during treatment. Additionally, all Juvederm and Restylane fillers include lidocaine, which has been shown to reduce pain.
Are there any other side effects I should know about?
The most common early reactions/side effects of injectable soft tissue fillers include bruising, edema and erythema. The application of ice after injection may help to reduce swelling, and preoperative precautions regarding anticoagulating agents may help to reduce the severity of bruising.
Will my face look undone or unnatural?
When injected in the correct amounts by the right medical provider, filler injections can result in a subtle appearance that only you will notice. But beware, everyone might comment on your improved appearance, they just might not be able to pinpoint the cause.
I’m pregnant or breastfeeding. Can I be treated with filler injections?
Filler injections should not be used in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine 24 to 48 hours before and after you injectable treatment. These may increase swelling and bruising.
- Do not use Aspirin, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin E or A or any other fatty acids 1 week prior to treatment.
- Arnica tablets 3 days before treatment may help minimize bruising and swelling.
- Let your injector know if you have a history of cold sores.
- You may not be pregnant or breastfeeding
- Brusing and swelling can last up to two weeks, make sure you schedule your treatments 2 weeks before any special event.
- Avoid wearing makeup directly after treatment, wait at least 12 hours.
- Do not exercise for 24 hours
- Do not go in the sauna and avoid sun/heat for 48 hours
- Apply a cold compress if swelling ever hour for 10 minutes
- Avoid sleeping on your face, try to sleep with you head elevated
- We recommend a full two weeks before having any other treatments this includes facials, massages, lasers, Microneedling and so forth
- Lips Only: you can massage your lip filler after 24 hours since treatment
- Use arnica tablets or cream to help with swelling and bruising