The Most Common Questions to Ask About Fillers

With the increase in popularity of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, more and more people are looking to dermal fillers to meet their cosmetic needs. Gone are the days of needing rhinoplasties to reshape your nose or implants to make your jawline more pronounced. While the popularity of fillers continues to rise, so do the number of questions people have about them. Here, we discuss some of the questions that are most commonly asked about fillers.

What kinds of fillers are there?

There are five kinds of dermal fillers that are most commonly used for nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. These include:

How can fillers improve my image?

As we mentioned, different types of fillers are used to achieve different outcomes. For example, the types of fillers in the Juvéderm family have different consistencies to restore volume, fill deep creases, or reshape certain areas. These are used mainly in your cheeks, mid-face, and lips.

Kybella, on the other hand, gets rid of submental fullness, otherwise known as “double chin.” Kybella contours underneath your chin and helps break down and absorb fat. This leaves you with a more pronounced jawline and a profile.

Depending on what area of your face you would like to have treated, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons recommends the amount and type of filler that will give you the best outcome.

How long do fillers last?

This is perhaps the most commonly asked question when it comes to fillers. In general, the length of the effectiveness varies depending on the density of the product used, the area that’s being treated, and each individual patient's metabolism.   Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to have the shortest effect. Synthetic fillers, like Radiesse and Sculptra, last longer because they are not readily absorbed by your body.

Fillers like Juvéderm last approximately six months. However, other fillers in that family, like Juvéderm VolbellaTM, Juvéderm VollureTM, and Juvéderm VolumaTM are formulated to last longer, and will stay for approximately one year, a year and a half, and two years, respectively.

Restylane products, which are hyaluronic acids that are used for minimally invasive lip augmentations, has a variety of fillers as well, which last 6-18 months.

What can be done if I’m unhappy with my results?

We’re sure you’ll love the results of your dermal fillers done here at Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center,by our professional, certified nursing staff  but we understand why you’d ask this question.

First, keep in mind that some fillers may require more than one treatment to achieve the look you’re after. You may need a touch more filler here or there to get the volume or shape you had in mind, so don’t worry if after your first treatment you feel like you need more. It is important to be a conservative at first to see how your body reacts and so you can be sure you love the results you’re getting. 

If for some reason you don’t fall in love with your new look, corrections can always be made. Fillers made of hyaluronic acid can be dissolved partially or entirely with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. Ask your injector for more information.

Using dermal fillers can give you the subtle, natural-looking results you’ve been wanting, while avoiding lengthy recovery times. Give our office a call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Rachel Ford or Dr. Brian Eichenberg today, or request an appointment online.

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