4 Things You Should Know Before Getting Injectable Fillers

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Injectable fillers are a popular option to refresh and rejuvenate your face without surgery. However, you may not know how different fillers work, the results you can expect, and how long your results will last. In this post, we compiled some questions to ask so you can be fully ready for your dermal filler treatment!

What Can Fillers Do for Me?

Dermal fillers like JUVEDERM® add near-instant volume to areas of your face that need plumping. Lifestyle habits and the natural aging process cause us to lose facial fat, leading to facial lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and more. Dermal fillers improve many of these issues, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Moderate and deep facial lines, such as nasolabial folds
  • Tear troughs under the eyes
  • Chin creases
  • Volume loss in your cheeks
  • Vertical lip lines

Fillers also reshape, contour, and define facial features such as the lips. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC, Restylane® Silk, and Restylane Kysse™ are all great lip fillers that provide natural-looking results.

For a stronger, more defined jawline, JUVÉDERM VOLUX ™ XC is a new and exciting option. The FDA recently approved it to correct moderate to a severe loss of jawline definition. Southeastern Plastic Surgery is one of the region’s first and only providers authorized to offer VOLUX.

What Can I Expect During My Filler Procedure?

Your injector may numb the area before your filler treatment, but many fillers also contain lidocaine to keep you comfortable during your injections. You can expect your treatment to take less than an hour, after which you can resume your regular routine. Expect some mild bruising, redness, and swelling around the injection site. You can manage any discomfort after the treatment with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How Long Do Injectable Fillers Last?

How long your results last depends on the type of filler and the area treated. Below are some popular fillers and how long they typically last.

  • JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC® – Lasts up to 12 months.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC – Lasts up to 12 months.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® – Lasts up to 1 year in the chin and 2 years in the cheeks.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® – Lasts up to 18 months.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUX XC – Lasts up to 12 months.
  • Restylane Silk – Lasts up to 6 months.
  • Restylane Kysse – Lasts up to 1 year.
  • Restylane Refyne™ and Defyne™ – Can last anywhere from 6 months to 1 year.

How Can I Make My Fillers Last Longer?

Make sure to follow your injector’s recommendations after your filler treatment. This can include handling your face and lips gently, not sleeping on your face, postponing the use of harsh skincare products, and refraining from using alcohol and tobacco before and after your procedure.

Injectable fillers are not a permanent treatment, but with your injector’s help, you can take steps to achieve long-lasting results. You can also combine BOTOX® Cosmetic with your dermal filler treatment to improve dynamic wrinkles on your face.

Dermal fillers are effective for adding youthful and attractive fullness to your face. If you want to learn how injectable fillers revitalize or refresh your appearance, request a consultation or call us at (850) 219-2000 to schedule an appointment.

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