What is a filler?
It is an injectable medicine that is used to smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles on your face. Upon injection, it quickly and evenly integrates into your skin.
Is this like a botulinum toxin treatment?
No, Filler acts in a totally different way. It fills in areas within the skin to reduce the depth of wrinkles, lines, and folds. The skin remains mobile and flexible, with a natural look, feel, and movement.
How soon can I expect results?
Immediately upon treatment, Fillers help smooth etched-in lines and wrinkles, such as vertical lip lines above and around your lips.5
How long does it last?
Individual results may vary, but Fillers typically may last about 6 months or more. Some factors that affect how long it lasts are the amount of product used and the area it is injected into. In areas that experience a lot of movement due to eating, talking, and smiling, the product may not last as long as other less active areas.
How much do I need?
Just as wrinkles and folds vary from face to face, so does the amount of Filler needed per treatment. It’s very individual—it depends on the amount of correction desired, the number of areas to be treated, and other factors. Your healthcare provider can better estimate once you have a consultation about your individual needs.
Does it hurt?
As with all injectable treatments, there can be discomfort associated with the procedure. If you have concerns, discuss them with your healthcare provider, because there are effective ways to manage this during treatment.
How is the treatment performed?
Fillers are injected into the skin in a simple, quick treatment performed by a licensed healthcare provider using a fine-gauge needle. You can either sit or recline during treatment and the aftercare is minimal.
Is it safe?
Many Fillers are FDA approved and clinically proven safe and effective.1 Hyaluronic acid products for wrinkle correction have been available for a long time and used in thousands of treatments.
Are there any side effects?
Many Fillers are FDA approved and has undergone testing in a clinical study to demonstrate its safety. Hyaluronic acid products for wrinkle correction have been available for a long time and used in thousands of treatments.
Just like any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve on their own. If any of these side effects persist for more than 7 days, contact your healthcare provider immediately.1
How long is the recovery time?
There is very little to no downtime associated with a Filler treatment. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans during a consultation with your healthcare provider.