Fillers

Dermal Fillers are injectable Hyaluronic acid(HA) gels used to add volume and lift the skin to create a more youthful profile.  Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in your skin. As we age, we lose HA causing our skin to lose structure and volume, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds.  Our faces begin to look flat or sunken.  HC provides scaffolding for loose skin creating a transformation from hanging skin to tight uplifted skin.   HA instantly fills out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.  

HA stimulates your own cells, to produce collagen resulting in a long term affect; however you may choose to have touch ups every year or two.  HA can be used in the temples, lower eyelids, mid-face, lower face, and hands.   It is effective in the treatment of lip lines (the area just below the nose and above the upper lip) and creates lip fullness.  HA contains Lidocaine, an anesthetic, to help minimize any discomfort in the treatment area.  

You will see results immediately following your treatment.


What to expect

HA is injected in small amounts using a very fine needle.  The most common side effects are redness, swelling, tenderness, firmness, itching, lumps/bumps, discoloration, and bruising at the injection site.  As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection at the injection site.  

Bruising can occur even if a person does not typically bruise.  Some bruises are small and minimally noticeable, while others can be larger and very noticeable.  Providers try to avoid bruising from occuring, but it is very likely that some bruising will be present post treatment.  Some patients have found that Arnaca Montana sublingual helps.  Taking this prior to injection does not guarantee that there will not be any bruising.     

An enzyme is available to dissolve HA, making it a good filler choice for patients who are nervous or new to dermal filler injections.

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