As we age, we lose the volume and elasticity responsible for giving our face that fresh youthful shape. Fillers are a form of injectable volume replacement therapy meant to restore the sunken, droopy, aging areas of the face, like the cheeks. It can also be used to add volume to lips. Fillers can help to accentuate the Cupid’s bow, plump up the lip line, and balance out thin lips in proportion to the rest of the face. They can also be used to help soften severe, deep wrinkles and folds.


The fillers we use are made of a Hyaluronic Acid which is a natural substance already found in your body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It's also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers. When this gel is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. It also brings water to the surface of skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.



WHAT TO EXPECT during and immediately after your treatment:


  • You may experience tenderness or stinging sensation following injections.

  • To ensure a smooth and even correction, your practitioner may massage the area treated, which may cause a temporary, minimal amount of redness and swelling.

  • Bruising, swelling, and redness at the treatment site may occur. To minimize bruising, inform your practitioner if you use blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen (i.e., Aleve, Advil) or herbal preparations (Fish/Flax seed oil/Omega 3’s, Ginko, Ginseng, Garlic, Vitamin E) prior to your procedure.

  • You may experience some tenderness at the treatment site that can last for a few hours or, at times, a few days.

  • You may feel “firmness” in your treated area/s for the first few days after treatment. This depends on the area/s treated and product/s used. Over time, the area/s will soften and “settle”, leaving you with a soft, natural looking result.




  • Apply cool compresses to the area/s treated as this helps reduce swelling and the potential for bruising (avoid pressure and direct ice/frozen packs directly on the skin).

  • For bruising, ARNICA GEL may be applied as well.

  • You may begin wearing makeup once treated area is cleaned thoroughly and any pinpoint bleeding from the injection site/s has subsided. 

  • DO NOT RUB OR MASSAGE the treated area/s today. When cleansing your face or applying make-up, use gentle, sweeping motions to avoid excessive mobility of the area/s.

  • AVOID excessive movement of the treated area/s for the first few hours and up to 2-3 days.

  • AVOID strenuous exercise or activity for the remainder of the treatment day. You may resume other normal activities/routines immediately.

  • You may take acetaminophen/Tylenol if you experience any mild tenderness or discomfort. Avoid aspirin or ibuprofen (Motrin) products as they may increase your potential to bruise.

  • AVOID drinking alcohol for a minimum of 12 hours as this may contribute to bruising and/or swelling.

  • AVOID extended UV exposure until any redness/swelling has subsided. Apply an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen to the treated area/s.

  • We recommend you wait a minimum of 2 wks before receiving any skincare or laser treatments on filler treated areas.

  • **VERY IMPORTANT: Call the clinic if you experience increasing pain, abnormal swelling, significant bruising or darkening at or around the treatment area, notable change in temperature to the skin surrounding the treatment area, drainage, fever over 100.5 F, or to voice ANY other concerns you may have.

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 Photo credits: Galderma 

 Photo credits: Galderma 

 Photo credits: Galderma