Facial fillers are used to treat one of the biggest causes of facial aging; loss of volume and fullness. The main two classes of facial fillers are those that use Hyaluronic Acid and are reversible, and those that induce a long term effect but are not reversible.
Who is a good candidate for filler?
Any patient who would benefit from an increase in volume would benefit from facial filler. Common areas of treatment include:
Liquid rhinoplasty to improve tip shape or a dorsal hump of the nose
Along the jaw to improve contour and help hide jowling
Cheeks to lift them and provide a youthful cheekbone
Softening of deep lines around the mouth
Deep Nasolabial folds to improve appearance
Lip injections for improved fullness of the upper and lower lip
In the temple area to improve temporal hollowing in front of the hairline
How much filler will a patient need?
This is a great question. The real answer is as much as is required to get the result they want! Your injector will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan and tailor it to your needs and desires. Our nurse injector, Dewina, has over 20 years of experience, and Dr. Walker has trained extensively to give you a natural result and great experience!
What should a patient expect during and after filler?
During the injection, we use several techniques to increase patient comfort. It generally takes 10-30 minutes to perform injections depending on what is being treated. It is very common to have some swelling and mild bruising in the areas treated for 1-2 days following treatment, and this generally improves quickly without intervention.
What results can a patient expect from filler?
Most patients have significant improvement in the appearance of treated areas. This usually lasts from 6-24 months depending on areas treated and products used, and your injector can tell you how long to expect the results.