If you find yourself tugging at your skin in the mirror thinking “if it would just stay… like… this!” then you might be ready for filler injections.

Skin Pharm Nurse Practitioner performing lip filler procedure

What are Cosmetic Filler Injections?

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

Fillers are different from botulinum toxins such as Botox or Dysport in that 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 to achieve these results. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that has a unique ability to store moisture. You may see hyaluronic acid listed as an ingredient on your favorite skin care 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 over ten filler options at our practice, and would love to pick the best one for you and your skin goals. Our Nurse Practitioners will discuss your skin goals and determine which filler or combination of fillers is best suited to meet your individual goals. Generally, the procedure will take about 30 minutes depending on the type of filler chosen.

Skin Pharm Nurse Practitioner performing lip injection

The cost of your treatment is based on the filler type required as well as the amount of filler needed. You can see a list of our prices on our services page.

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. 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 a few hours to a few days. It is recommended that you avoid intense physical activity for the first 24 hours after the procedure to minimize swelling and bruising. 

Most patients will see immediate results following their filler treatment. You should expect it to take between 7-10 days to see your final result. This is when the filler fully settles and any swelling or bruising fully 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.

Lip Filler Before and After

Improved lip ratio by adding volume to upper lip with filler injections

Improved lip ratio by adding volume to upper lip with filler injections.

Lip augmentation with filler

Lip augmentation with filler.

Lip hydration with filler

Lip hydration with filler.

Juvederm Ultra lip filler

Juvederm Ultra lip filler.

Individual Results May Vary.

Our 7 Favorite Types of Filler Injections

  • Plump Lips

  • Enhance Cheekbones

  • Stronger Chin

  • Sharpen Jawline

  • Improve under eye darkness

  • Erase Smile Lines

  • Lift Eyebrows

Common Filler Questions

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 and Kybella injections should not be used in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.


More concerned about slimming down than plumping up? KYBELLA® might for you. Since its launch, we have had success in improving unwanted areas of fat such as the “double chin”, bra fat and outer thighs.

Our motto: if you can pinch it, you can inject it.