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Dermal Fillers 

Dermal Fillers vs. Neuromodulators

What is the difference between Neruomodulators and Fillers?

Both of these injectables help decrease the appearance of wrinkles but in much different ways. Dermal fillers decrease lines and wrinkles by restoring volume where the skin lacks volume and elasticity. When fillers are injected into these areas, it supports and restores volume creating a smoother skin appearance. Neuromodulators address dynamic wrinkles that are caused by the flexing of muscles. When neuromodulators are injected, they weaken these muscles, causing them to contract less and the wrinkles to smooth out.
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Dermal Fillers: FAQS

What happens when I get a filler? 

The procedure varies with the filler used, the part of the body to be treated, and your medical history.

Here are some general guidelines about what you can expect:

  • Most filler treatments take between 15 and 30 minutes and require one office visit.

  • Before getting the injections, you may need an anesthetic applied to the skin.

  • The filler will be injected into the area, often giving you several injections to produce the best results. 

  • You may feel a stinging or burning sensation as the filler is injected. 


What must I do after getting a filler?

Most patients can return to their everyday activities after leaving the office. 

To reduce any redness and swelling from the injections, it is recommended icing the area for 15 to 20 minutes before you leave.

Before you leave the office, you should be able to apply makeup.

After leaving the office, you should: 

  • Wait until the next day to exercise or do any other strenuous activity.

  • Stay out of the sun and do not use a tanning bed or other type of indoor tanning. 

  • Avoid touching the treated area for three days, unless you receive instructions to massage the area.

  • One filler, poly-L-lactic acid, requires you to gently massage the treated area for about 5 minutes several times a day for 1 to 2 weeks. Your provider will tell you if you need to massage the area. 


Is there downtime?

This varies with the filler. Most fillers do not cause downtime. 


When will I see results after getting a filler? 

This also varies with the filler. Most fillers fill the skin, so they produce immediate , or close to immediate, results.

A filler also can stimulate your body to produce collagen, but this takes time.


Will I look natural? 

To get natural-looking results, the person injecting the filler must have expertise in placing the filler. Our providers strive for more of a conservative approach. 

How long will the results from fillers last?

Most fillers offer temporary results and require repeat treatments to maintain the results. 

Temporary fillers offer one key advantage. These can be injected as needed to replace lost fullness but how long they last depends on the product used and placement. During your consultation your provider can let you know how long to expect them to last for your specific goals.

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