Q – What are injectable fillers?
Injectable fillers are substances which are injected beneath the skin to fill in hollows, folds, and wrinkles of the face. Restylane®, Juvederm™, Radiesse®, and Sculptra™ are just a few of the many fillers available. Most injectable fillers provide temporary results lasting anywhere from several months to up to two years.
Q – Who is a good candidate for injectable fillers?
Men and women seeking an improvement in facial lines or wrinkles or looking to correct a loss of volume may be good candidates for an injectable filler procedure.
Q – What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is an injectable filler made of hyaluronic acid which can smooth wrinkles, shape facial contours, and sculpt the lips. Results last up to one year.
Q – What is Juvederm™?
Juvederm™ is an injectable filler made of hyaluronic acid which can fill in deep facial folds, lines and wrinkles, restore fullness to the lips, and contour facial features like the cheeks and chin. Results last up to six months. .
Q – What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is an injectable filler made of calcium hydro-xylapatite which can improve the appearance of wrinkles, creases, and scars for up to one to two years.
Q – What is Sculptra™?
Sculptra™an injectable filler made of polylactic acid (PLLA) which may be used to fill in sunken cheeks, indentations, folds, hollow eyes, and other sunken areas of the face. Results may last up to two years.
Q – What happens at a consultation for injectable fillers?
During the consultation with Dr. Schwartz you will discuss what it is that you dislike about your face and what you hope to achieve with an injectable filler. Your skin will be examined, a thorough medical history taken, and your options discussed. All details of the injectable filler procedure will be explained and any questions or concerns that you may have will be addressed.
Q – Where does the injectable filler procedure take place?
Dr. Schwartz performs injectable filler procedures in his office.
Q – Is anesthesia used for injectable filler procedures?
Dr. Schwartz performs injectable filler procedures with local anesthesia to maximize the patient’s comfort.
Q – How is the injectable filler procedure performed?
Once the local anesthetic is administered, the injectable filler is injected directly beneath the skin of the treatment area. The process is quick, taking just fifteen minutes to complete.
Q – How long does the injectable filler procedure take to perform?
Injectable filler procedures are quick in-office treatments that take just fifteen minutes to perform.
Q – Will I experience any pain with the injectable filler procedure?
There is little pain associated with injectable filler procedures. Local anesthesia is used to further maximize the patient’s comfort.
Q – What can I expect the recovery to be like after my injectable filler procedure?
While some minor swelling, bruising, and redness may occur at the injection site, there is virtually no downtime associated with injectable filler procedures. Patients can immediately return to work and other normal activities after treatment.
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my injectable filler procedure?
Patients can usually return to work and other normal activities immediately after the injectable filler procedure.
Q – What are the risks of injectable fillers?
As with most cosmetic surgery procedures, there are potential risks associated with injectable fillers which may include adverse anesthesia reactions, allergic reaction, bruising, numbness, redness, swelling, discoloration, and lumping and granulomas.
Q – Are injectable filler procedures covered by insurance?
Injectable filler procedures that are performed for cosmetic reasons are generally not covered by insurance, though some amount of coverage may be available when treating scars or indentations resulting from accident or injury. Patients should consult with their own insurance carrier.
Q – Can the injectable filler procedure be financed?
There are financing options available for many plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures.
Q – How long do the results of injectable fillers last?
The duration of results will depend upon the particular injectable filler. Juvederm™ typically lasts up to six months, Restylane® up to one year, Radiesse® from one to two years, and Sculptra™ up to two years.