FILLER.

Want to look like yourself, but better? Filler injections can be used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, restore volume or give a natural-looking fullness to cheeks or lips.

What are Cosmetic Filler Injections?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to plump lips, improve under eye hollowing or darkness, lift eyebrows, erase smile lines, and enhance cheekbones, chins, jawlines and temples. 

Fillers are different from botulinum toxins such as Botox or Dysport. Instead of “freezing” the muscle, they actually smooth the skin by filling in wrinkles. Most fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, use a substance called hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that has a unique ability to store moisture, to achieve these results. You may see hyaluronic acid listed as an ingredient on your favorite skin care (hello, Skin Pharm Youth Serum!) because it is used frequently in topical skincare to moisturize the skin. When injected under the skin, it provides a natural plump, hydrated look.

Typical Filler Treatment

At Skin Pharm, we specialize in providing natural results through filler injections. We have more than 10 filler options at our practice, and would love to pick the best one for you and your skin. Our providers will discuss your skin goals and determine which filler or combination of fillers is best suited for you and the results you desire. Generally, the procedure will take about 30 to 60 minutes depending on the type of filler chosen and the areas being injected.

Preparation

As your appointment approaches, we recommend the following to reduce bruising and/or swelling at the injection site.

  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen or similar blood thinning over-the-counter medications (Advil, Motrin, Aleve, etc.) for one week prior to filler.
  • Avoid supplements such as fish oil, ginkgo biloba, primrose oil, garlic, ginseng and Vitamin E for one week prior to filler.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing or hair removal cream on the area to be treated for 2 days prior.
  • If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores. Please let your provider know if you are prone.
  • Hydrate by drinking plenty of water.
  • Clear your schedule after filler so you can take time to ice your face and relax.

When you schedule an appointment for fillers, you don’t need to give up your entire day. The total process takes roughly up to an hour. After your consultation — which we insist upon each time to ensure you’ll see the results you want — the injections only take several minutes. In order to maximize your comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic may be applied.

Recovery and Results

Recovery time varies for each patient and for each type of filler injected. You can resume most normal activities immediately following the procedure, with the exception of vigorous exercise, hot tubs and saunas. We recommend that you avoid intense physical activity for the first 24 hours after the procedure to minimize swelling and bruising. Immediately after the treatment, you may experience redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and/or itching near the injection site. This is normal and generally subsides within several days.

Most patients will see immediate results following their filler treatment. You should expect it to take between 2-4 weeks to see your final result. This is when the filler fully settles and any swelling or bruising completely subsides.

How long the effects of dermal fillers will last depends on the product, the area of treatment, and the patient. Typically, facial fillers will last between 6-18 months.

Pricing:

Juvederm & Restylane $750+
Sculptra $750+

Lip Filler Before and After

Enhanced border and fullness of lips with HA filler.
Enhanced border and fullness of lips with HA filler.
Lip hydration with Juvederm HA filler.

Lip hydration with Juvederm HA filler.

Improved upper to lower lip ratio by adding micro droplets of HA filler.

Improved upper to lower lip ratio by adding micro droplets of HA filler.

Lip augmentation with filler injections.

Lip augmentation with filler injections.

Individual Results May Vary.

Cheek Filler Before and After

Added volume with Restylane to her lips and Voluma to her cheeks.

Added volume with Restylane to her lips and Voluma to her cheeks.

One syringe of Voluma to improve the lid to cheek transition (midface).

One syringe of Voluma to improve the lid to cheek transition (midface).

Individual Results May Vary.

Under Eye Filler Before and After

Immediately before and after Voluma to cheeks and Restylane to improve undereye appearance. Swelling will subside.

Immediately before and after Voluma to cheeks and Restylane to improve under eye appearance. Swelling will subside.

Blended Restylane with cannula technique to undereyes and Restylane Lyft to temples for overall rejuvenation.

Blended Restylane with cannula technique to under eyes and Restylane Lyft to temples for overall rejuvenation.

Blended Restylane with cannula technique to brighten and smooth under eyes.

Blended Restylane with cannula technique to brighten and smooth under eyes.

Restylane Lyft to improve and gain symmetry to under eye area.

Restylane Lyft to improve and gain symmetry to under eye area.

Individual Results May Vary.

Common Filler Questions

How much does filler cost?

Skin Pharm filler treatments start at $750. The cost of your treatment is based on the filler type required as well as the amount of filler needed.

How long do lip fillers last?

How long the effects of dermal fillers will last depends on the product, the area of treatment, and the patient. Typically, facial fillers will last between 6-18 months.

Which is the best lip filler?

All fillers are not created equal. The right one for you will depend on a number of factors, such as your natural lip structure and shape and what you would like your lips to look like after fillers. Choose an experienced and reputable provider for your lip fillers, then use this guide to help you explain your goals and decide on a filler with the help of your provider.

Can filler be reversed?

Yes! Hyaluronidase can be injected to dissolve filler.

Does filler hurt?

You may experience minor discomfort during the injection of fillers. The good news is we  use a topical numbing cream and the filler itself has a numbing agent in the product to help minimize discomfort.

How long after lip filler can you kiss?

Avoid going out in the sun, drinking alcohol, eating salty foods, heavy exercise, saunas, hot tubs and other activities (including kissing) that will get your blood pressure up for 48 hours after your appointment. This will help to reduce bruising and swelling.

What are the side effects of facial fillers?

All dermal fillers currently used have some side effects. Some of the side effects and complications that may occur include:

  • Tenderness, bleeding and bruising
  • Lumps, nodules, overcorrection, blue appearance from too superficial injection
  • Allergic reactions
  • Non-allergic inflammatory reactions eg granulomatous reactions weeks to years after injection: nonpainful lumps
  • Numbness due to nerve palsy
  • Vascular injury
  • Infections: reactivation of herpes virus, staphylococcal infection, infectious granulomas and biofilms
  • Movement of filler

Can I get filler injections while pregnant?

Filler injections should not be used in pregnancy or when breastfeeding. We recommend getting microneedling treatments during pregnancy.

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