Dermal Filler

Dermal Fillers are delivered under the skin surface with a very fine needle. Once injected, the gel plumps and lifts the skin gently to replace collagen loss caused by the natural aging process. Movement and sensation are not affected – your lips and skin will look and feel soft and natural.
Fillers typically last 6-12 months depending on the product used and the area it is injected. Juvéderm is the only HA filler that is approved by the FDA to last up to 1 year. Juvéderm Voluma, which instantly adds volume to the cheek area will last for up to 2 years in patients over the age of 21.
We recommend planning your filler treatment at least 2-4 weeks prior to any special event. When the lips are treated, they may appear swollen and somewhat uneven during the first few days. While most side effects are mild to moderate in nature, these can include temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.

• Avoid aspirin for 3 days prior to your appointment and Advil or Motrin the day of the procedure.

• Don’t touch your skin where the filler was injected. Avoid rubbing and massaging the treated area for 24 hours.
• While light activity is fine, avoid strenuous exercise during the first 24 hours following treatment. Activities that raise the heart rate may increase chances of bruising.
• Avoid consumption of alcoholic beverages and extended exposure to sun or heat for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
• Avoid getting facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, etc. for 24 hours.