Injectable fillers, also called dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers, can be used to plump lips and smooth wrinkles and folds.
At Art of Eternal Beauty I use Hyaluronic acid fillers which are the most popular FDA-approved filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring ingredient in our body that diminishes over time as we age.
What happens during a treatment with filler?
We will first discuss your facial structure and the best type of filler for your goals as well as potential risks. Photographs will also be taken so you’re able to see the changes from your treatment. Once you’ve decided which filler to get, we will clean the area and apply a topical anesthetic, if needed (most fillers contain lidocaine already). Filler is slowly injected with a needle or cannula and then gently massaged in the area to distribute it before continuing with more injections, for even distribution. Using ice afterwards is helpful.
Each injection only takes a few moments, and the entire cosmetic procedure is about 20 minutes, unless you are having extensive treatments.
You will have minimal downtime, but it is very common to see mild bruising and swelling at the injection site after your treatment. Avoid sun, heat, workouts, and alcohol for 24 hours; these side effects should clear up within a few days. Avoid aspirin, some supplements (high-dose vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, and garlic) for a week to minimize bruising. We recomend arnica gel or cream, to reduce pain and swelling.
You’ll see more fullness or smoother skin immediately or within a couple of days, but it can take up to two weeks for the swelling to fully subside.
How long does filler last?
Fillers can last anywhere from six months to more than a year, depending on which one you get and how quickly your body metabolizes it.
Dermal fillers are considered safe, but side effects can occur. Such side effects include redness at the injection site, granulomas (hard lumps under the skin), bumps, bruising, or asymmetry.
Unintentionally injecting filler into a blood vessel can lead to serious complications, including tissue death. Which is another reason it’s important to find an experienced injector who knows facial anatomy and has a strong professional medical background.
Most often one syringe is used for each area. Sometimes a second syringe is required to reach a desired affect
Lips: $650 per syringe.
Cheeks: $650 per syringe
Nasolabial folds: $650 per syringe