Injectable fillers have become a “go-to” treatment for many of us who want to combat the signs of aging or just target a specific area for improvement but not deal with the invasiveness or downtime of surgery. These popular cosmetic dermatology treatments can address a variety of skin concerns for men and women. At North Metro Dermatology, our providers will customize a treatment plan to suit your needs and aesthetic goals. Our skilled, experienced, board-certified dermatologists use injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers to help you achieve attractive, natural results.
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Healthy, youthful skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid. Aging, smoking, and sun exposure cause hyaluronic acid in our skin to diminish over time. This lack of hyaluronic acid results in volume loss of the skin and the appearance of wrinkles and folds. Injectable hyaluronic acid fillers are FDA-approved, smooth gels that are injected in the skin to temporarily replace the natural hyaluronic acid that the skin has lost – restoring volume and smoothing facial wrinkles and folds.
Areas often treated with HA fillers include:
Our filler products include Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, Restylane Lyft,®, Restylane Defyne®, Juvederm Voluma®, Juvederm Volbella®, Juvederm Ultra Plus®, and Juvederm Ultra®.
Although injectable filler treatments are generally well tolerated, we offer topical anesthetic application 30-45 minutes prior to your procedure for a more comfortable experience (especially for more sensitive areas such as lips). The injectable agents also contain a numbing agent which allows for the treatment to be more tolerable as well. Prior to the procedure, we thoroughly clean the skin. Ice is applied to each area immediately prior to injection to minimize discomfort. Injections are made in the treatment areas with very small needles.
You may experience redness, swelling, and soreness at injection sites which can sometimes last up to one week. You may develop bruising which can persist for 2 weeks. Ice may be recommended after treatment to help minimize swelling and bruising. We recommend that you avoid exercise for 48 hours after treatment to minimize delayed bruising. Please wait at least 2 weeks before receiving any other facial treatments. Avoid dental visits and colonoscopy procedures for 2 weeks after filler treatment to minimize risk of infection.
You will see an immediate effect, but full results are appreciated in the two weeks following treatment.
Results typically last 6-12 months, although longer for some types of filler.
Please notify us if you have any severe allergies, autoimmune disease, bleeding disorders, or any other significant medical issue that arises prior to your appointment.FILLER TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS