What is Filler?

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Dermal filler is a safe cosmetic treatment that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Juvederm/Restylane® have been used in more than 3 million treatments and in over 70 countries. They are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Its job is to provide fullness and elasticity. Over time, the skin loses hyaluronic acid due to general aging. And as it diminishes, the skin loses volume which increases the chance for wrinkles and folds to appear.


Indications:

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  • Skin rejuvenation

  • Wrinkles

  • Folds/ Lifting


Treatment Timeline:

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The procedure lasts between 15-45 mins depending on the area and number of areas

 

Results:

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This procedure proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that effects generally last for about 6-24 months depending on individual body type and maintenance.


Things to Do:

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Before Treatment:

  • Discontinue aspirin and ibuprofen products (Advil, Motrin) for 2 days prior to treatment. Tylenol is permitted

  • Routine medications may be taken the morning of procedure with a light breakfast


After Treatment:

  • If a prescription for an antibiotic is given to you, please take them as directed

  • Try to rest for 12 to 24 Hours.

  • Normal showering is permitted the day after the procedure

  • Apply an ice pack 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for 6 hours after the procedure

  • Keep your head elevated for the remainder of the day, and sleep on an elevated pillow for the first night.

  • Most patients can return to work immediately after the procedure

  • Light exercising is permitted once you feel up to it


Things to Avoid:

Before Treatment:

  • Avoid Vitamin E supplements for ten days prior to treatment. Regular multivitamins are permitted

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for 48 hours prior to treatment


After Treatment:

  • Temple/Nose: avoid wearing sunglasses or squeeze treatment area for a week

  • Lips: avoid touching treatment area while eating and no hot/cold drinks for 24 hours

  • Forehead: avoid wearing hat or squeeze treatment area for a week

  • Don’t have any hair treatment in 24 hours to avoid inflammation

  • No traveling in 24-48 hours after the treatment

  • Avoid strenuous activities for the 3 days

  • No alcohol, spicy foods, or other possible irritating foods in 3 days

  • Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen or Vitamin E supplements in 5 days after the procedure

  • Please avoid tanning until after all bruising resolves

  • Don’t have facial, massage or laser treatment in the following 2 weeks

  • No dental treatment in 30 days after treatment


Side Effects:

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  • Discomfort is usually minimal and usually consists of mild soreness. Effects improve markedly over the first seven days. Extra Strength Tylenol is generally all that is required. If you have pain unrelieved by Tylenol, please call the office.

  • Mild bruising and swelling may occur for a few days. Swelling will slowly disappear over 1-2 weeks.

  • Redness, Itching, Rash