Fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Radiesse, Bellafil and Sculptra are FDA approved biomaterials that add volume to the face. They can be used to fill in deep wrinkles or creases, such as the ones that appear in the nasolabial folds (the lines around the mouth), marionette lines (the lines near jowls), and the glabella (the lines between the eyes). Fillers can also be used to augment the fullness of the lips and fill in the hollow of tear troughs.
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What are fillers?
Injectable fillers, also called dermal fillers, can be used to plump lips, smooth wrinkles and folds, and fill in the under-eye hollows known as tear troughs. They can also add volume to cheeks, volume to the face and can be used in the nose to straighten and shape it.
What are fillers made from?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular filler. Other fillers can also be made from calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, and bovine collagen.
What happens when you get filler?
First we consult to decide where and how best to use fillers. Then we clean the skin and place them! Filler injectables are quick, almost painless, and safe when done by a licensed and experienced practitioner.
Are there side effects?
The most common side effect is mild swelling and occasional bruising.
Do fillers hurt?
Getting fillers is surprisingly comfortable! We use ice, numbing cream and vibrational techniques to make your experience easy and pleasant.
I heard that there is a medicine to take out fillers is that true?
Hyaluronic acid fillers can be easily reversed with hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down HA.
How long do fillers last?
That really depends on the filler used and where the filler is placed. They range from nine months to five years.