Fillers are medical grade gels that can be injected under the skin to improve the appearance of wrinkles, skin folds, under eye circles, and acne scars. They can also be used to make cheeks fuller and more youthful and to make lips plumper.
There are all different types of fillers available. Some fillers last a few months while others last several years.
We only offer hyaluronic acid fillers in this office because they are the safest and are also reversible if need be.
Filler procedures take a few minutes for your dermatologist to perform. A numbing cream may be used to make the procedure more comfortable. Patients may experience some bruising and swelling for a few days in the treated area. Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect blood clotting, like aspirin, ibuprofen or warfarin.
These medicines may put you at an increased risk of bruising or bleeding at the treatment site. Some natural supplements and vitamins that you take may also make you more likely to bruise.
Additionally, if you are prone to getting cold sores, you should let your provider know so that they can prescribe medication to prevent these from coming out after a treatment is done close to the lips and mouth.