What are Soft Tissue Fillers? injectable substances Fat Hyaluronic Acid Calcium Hydroxylapatite improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles plump lips fill hollow cheeks, temples, and elevate deep folds improve depressed scars and facial imperfections There are a wide variety of fillers; the doctor will determine which filler will best meet your desired result
Before & After Immediately After Treatment to Nasolabial Folds
What results can I expect? Results are generally long lasting About 1 year to 18 months with maintenance treatments needed after 6 months for Restylane & Perlane About 1 year for Radiesse
What happens during treatment? Prior to the treatment, the face is cleaned and topical or local anesthetic is used to numb the area. The filler is injected using a very small needle. Since the area is numb, there is minimal discomfort. After the procedure, there may be temporary swelling, redness, or bruising. Makeup can be used immediately.
Lip Augmentation BeforeImmediately After Refinement 2 Weeks AfterJust Before 6 month Refinement
What are the risks? All medical procedures carry some risk. Soft tissue fillers are considered safe and effective. Side effects are few Minor bruising- avoid blood thinning medications Risk of allergic reaction Risk due to local injections Rarely pinching of blood vessels
Care Instructions BEFORE: Avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, and high doses of Vitamin E for one week prior to treatment to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site. Please advise us if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores or fever blisters, as there are medications available to reduce the chance of an outbreak due to needle punctures. AFTER: Cold compresses may be used immediately after to reduce swelling. Avoid touching the treated area within six hours following treatment so as not to accidentally injure the skin while the area is numb. After this time, the area can be gently cleansed with soap and water. Until redness or swelling has disappeared, avoid exposure of the treated area to intense heat such as a sun lamp, tanning or sunbathing. Avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, and high doses of Vitamin E for one week after treatment to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
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