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Facial filler is a general term for products used to refine features of the face such as improving deep facial lines and wrinkles, restoring volume, contouring the cheek, chin, jaw and nose, and enhancing the lips. They are used as part of procedures such as Non-surgical Facelift, Non-surgical Rhinoplasty, Lip Enhancement. These are placed under the skin in the office with no downtime. Most fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a normal occurring substance in your body. Other fillers work by stimulating your own collagen. Lastly, your own fat can even be used to help restore volume to your face. Dr. Revenaugh and Dr. Smith can help you decide which product may be right for you.
What are the different types of facial filler?
There are many different types of facial fillers on the market. Hyaluronic acid is the most common type. Common hyaluronic acid fillers include Belotero Balance, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm XC, Juvederm Vollure XC, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Lyft. Radiesse is another type of facial filler made from a different substance than hyaluronic acid. Sculptra is also used to restore volume but does so in a different way than common hyaluronic acid fillers.
Is there downtime with facial fillers?
You may resume all your normal activities following hyaluronic acid treatments.
How quickly will I see results?
Results with facial fillers are immediate. You may have some mild swelling and bruising after the procedure which should dissipate within the first week depending upon the area of treatment.
How long will my facial filler last?
Facial fillers can last a variable amount of time based upon the type and product. Because hyaluronic acid is a normal occurring substance in your body, Hyaluronic acid based fillers are gradually broken down and dissolved. This means that you may notice the effect gradually lessening with time. Most hyaluronic fillers last between 6-18 months. Other fillers such as Radiesse may last longer as it is based on Calcium hydroxylapatite. Sculptra or Poly-L-lactic acid works by stimulating your own collagen and can last for several years. Fat injections of your own fat can lead to permanent volume restoration.
How do I know which filler I need?
Hyaluronic acid fillers come in various forms and can be used to achieve different effects. Some are used to restore volume to areas of loss such as the cheeks while others are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Different hyaluronic acid fillers can be combined to achieve your desired results. Dr. Revenaugh and Dr. Smith can help you choose the product which will best serve your goals.
Are facial fillers safe?
Facial fillers are quite safe in the hands of an experienced injector. Swelling and redness at the injection site are not uncommon. You may have some minor bruising, so it is important to schedule your fillers with enough time before an important event. Your board certified physician will discuss any safety concerns with you to ensure you have a safe experience.
Are facial filler treatments painful?
Facial fillers are generally well tolerated and are injected in the office. Small needles or blunt needles called cannulas are to place the product gently. Sometimes numbing cream or numbing injections are used to help improve your experience. Ice can help relieve swelling and discomfort after the procedure, but pain medication is not necessary.