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What is Dermal Fillers? | Dermal Filler FAQs

Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, soft tissue fillers, or wrinkle fillers are medical device implants approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face, including nasolabial folds, cheeks and lips and for increasing the volume of the back of the hand.

Dermal Filler FAQ

Are there any reasons why I should not receive and Dermal Filler injectable gel formulation?

Do not use these products if you have a history of multiple severe allergies or severe allergic reactions to (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to Lidocaine or

Gram- positive bacterial proteins used in these products.

How many Syringes of Filler should I get?

There are several things to take into account when determining the amount of dermal fillers you will need. One will be the type of enhancement you are looking to achieve. Do you want a slight or moderate change? Most patients requires 1 syringe

Everyone wants to know does it hurt?

NO, it doesn’t hurt just a small pinch. Ask provider for Topical Numbing Cream.

How many times do you stick with the same needle?

Varies on areas being treated for optimal results.

What do I expect right after Dermal Filler injections?

You may have some injection-site, swelling, tenderness, redness; most side effects were moderate and lasted 2 to 4 weeks. We will go over Post Botox instructions which include not to exercise for 24 to 48 hours. Remain upright for 4 hours. Avoid hot tubs, saunas, or tanning for at least 7 days to up to 2 weeks. Avoid facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and massages at least 7 days to up to 2 weeks.

When do I see results?

The results can be seen within 2 weeks or less. You will likely see a small area of swelling and redness.

Do I need a follow up?

Follow ups are great and typically scheduling around 2 weeks post. We highly recommend a follow up  to evaluate and go ahead with a touch up at that time if needed.

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