Frequently Asked Questions About Facial Fillers
What are facial fillers?
Facial fillers or dermal fillers are gel-like substances often containing Hyaluronic Acid that is injected under the skin in order to restore volume in areas that have lost their youthful fullness. When facial tissues love volume, the skin tends to droop and sag, causing deep lines, wrinkles and sagging in areas around the eyes, nose, nasolabial folds, smile lines, mouth, chin and neck.
What areas can facial fillers be used?
Facial fillers are most popular in the nose and mouth area for lip fillers, nonsurgical rhinoplasty, smile lines and nasolabial folds. Filler can also be used underneath the eyes to improve the appearance of bags or dark circles, in the jawline to improve definition and contour the jaw, and even in the chin to improve the facial profile.
What does the procedure entail?
The process of injectable fillers is quick, easy and comfortable. Our Aesthetic Injectors have been extensively trained and coached to have a soft, gentle touch while delivering a natural, fitting look.
How soon will I see results?
Facial fillers deliver immediate results that can be seen as soon as the product is injected.
How long will fillers last?
Fillers can last anywhere between 6-12 months or longer, depending on individual factors such as where the filler was used, how much was injected and how quickly the body metabolizes the filler material. Depending on these factors, most patients schedule a filler touch up about half way through the estimated window of filler in order to maintain their appearance and extend the longevity of the product.
What are the side effects and post-treatment instructions?
Redness, swelling and bruising are side effects that may occur after filler injections. To avoid serious complications, mostly due to hitting blood vessels or arteries, choose an experienced injection nurse who knows how to avoid adverse side effects.
What is the cost?
Filler is sold by the syringe (1ml) and customized to the individual. Half syringes start at $450 and full syringes start at $600 and up depending on the estimated longevity of the filler being injected. We highly discourage getting lip injections at the cheapest place as lip injections are a serious procedure which requires extensive training and knowledge. It is not worth the risk to go anywhere but highly qualified injectors.
*Results may vary due to a number of factors. During your consultation, Dr. Stompro or Dr. Cheng will discuss the results you can expect.