D E R M A L fillers
FIRST SYRINGE $695
EACH ADDITIONAL SYRINGE $595
Syringes must be used during the same appointment, syringes cannot be saved, banked or shared
Dermal fillers add volume just below the skin to enhance your contours or replace volume that may have been lost to aging. Many fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar that attracts and holds water molecules beneath the skin. Others stimulate new collagen production for long-lasting rejuvenation. Each dermal filler varies slightly and comes with a different timeframe for the length of results. Generally, most dermal fillers last between 6 and 24 months. Maintenance treatments will extend your results.
After Treatment Care
USE COLD COMPRESS TO RELIEVE PAIN AND DISCOMFORT AS NEEDED
AVOID INTENSE EXERCISE
Strenuous exercises like weightlifting and cardio should also be avoided for the first 24 to 48 hours after the cosmetic treatment to reduce bruising and other possible side effects.
DON’T USE MAKEUP FOR A FEW DAYS
Makeup is another important thing to avoid after Botox or filler injection treatments. These procedures leave tiny pricks on the skin, creating an opening for bacteria to get into the skin and cause infection. Patients need to keep the injection site clean and sterile for the next 6 to 24 hours until the injection sites close.
RESCHEDULE YOUR FACIAL OR MASSAGE APPOINTMENT
Although it’s rare for dermal fillers to spread to other areas around the face on their own, it may still happen if there’s enough consistent pressure applied to the treated areas. Because of this, patients shouldn’t schedule facial treatments or massage therapy within 2 weeks of their dermal filler procedure.
DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL
Alcohol is a blood thinner and vasodilator that increases the patient’s risk of swelling and bruising. Whether you’re getting lip injections, cheek filler treatments, or dermal filler injections for the fine line and nasolabial fold near the mouth, then it’s best to avoid alcoholic drinks about 24 hours before and after the dermal filler appointment.
PROTECT YOUR FACE FROM THE SUN
Sun exposure causes different signs of aging to appear on the skin. It also reduces the effectiveness of dermal fillers injected in the treated areas by degrading the hyaluronic acid in the injectable. Sun exposure may also irritate the skin and slow down the healing process, so it should be avoided as much as possible.
AVOID TOUCHING THE TREATED AREA
Touching the injection sites with bare hands right after any dermal filler or botox treatment increases your risk of developing an infection.
The difference between FILLERS and BOTOX® ?
Fillers and Botox are both injectable treatments used for facial rejuvenation; however, they have different purposes and work in different ways.
Fillers add volume beneath the surface of the skin whether it’s to smooth away folds and wrinkles or add/replace volume around the eyes, on the cheeks, or in the lips.
BOTOX injections treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, and other wrinkles caused by facial muscle contractions (dynamic wrinkles).
Two weeks prior to your treatment, avoid taking Aspirin, Advil, (or any other type of Ibuprofen), St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E & Fish Oil. Avoidance of these products may lessen your bruising. Also, eating fresh pineapple during the 48 hours before your treatment may help with bruising. The pineapple contains an enzyme, Bromelain, which aids in healing. Bromelain is also available in tab form at whole foods or amazon. It is also a good idea to purchase Arnica before your treatment to help prevent bruising. If you do have bruising, the Arnica will help to speed up the healing process.
The ideal candidate
The ideal candidate for dermal fillers are adults who have facial lines, wrinkles, and volume loss That they would like to correct. Dermal fillers can also help if you have naturally thin or age related volume loss in your lips and or cheeks. Some of the most common areas for filler include laugh lines, cheeks, lips, and undereye. Most dermal fillers are made with synthetic hyaluronic acid that is designed to increase your natural supply of HA and collagen for supple, healthy skin.
PREPARING FOR YOUR FILLER APPOINTMENT
Dermal fillers correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds while re-volumizing and contouring the face, hands and other areas. The purpose of this document is to prepare you for either of these treatments.
The product is administered via an injection under your skin and into the tissue of your face or other area using a very thin gauge needle. Injection related reactions can occur, including some initial swelling, discoloration, and bruising or tenderness at the injection site. Please plan your schedule accordingly.
Two weeks prior to your treatment, avoid taking Aspirin, Advil, (or any other type of Ibuprofen), St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E & Fish Oil. Avoidance of these products may lessen your bruising. Also, eating fresh pineapple during the 48 hours before your treatment may help with bruising. The pineapple contains an enzyme, Bromelain, which aids in healing. Bromelain is also available in tab form at whole foods or amazon.
It is also a good idea to purchase Arnica before your treatment to help prevent bruising. If you do have bruising, the Arnica will help to speed up the healing process.