Healthy, youthful skin looks full and hydrated. Young skin contains what is called hyaluronic acid which acts as structural support to maintain water in the skin – thus keeping it plump. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases and can result in less fullness and often times facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm® and Restylane® family of tissue fillers contains hyaluronic acid and can temporarily replace facial fullness and decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
These fillers are injected by our team of healthcare professionals at Constantine Cosmetic Surgery. It contains a local anesthetic (lidocaine) for improved comfort during injection. Results are instant, natural, and safe.
When Will I See Results?
Immediately. You may also see some additional swelling due to the injections for the first 2-3 days.
How Long Do They Last?
Depending on the filler type, benefits from fillers last between 6-24 months. Individual results will vary and you should discuss this with us when you come in for your treatment. You may need “touch up” treatments to maintain optimal correction of wrinkles.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Does it Hurt?
Discomfort is minimal to moderate. Your provider may use numbing cream, local anesthetic injections, or ice packs to aid with treatment. Many of the fillers also come mixed with numbing medication (lidocaine) for enhanced patient comfort.
As desired to maintain depending on which filler used.
Medications to Avoid
Discuss with us and your primary physician your exact medication list prior to stopping, but typically avoid for 3-5 days prior to your treatment your blood thinners (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol, omegas, flaxseed oil, fish oil, vitamin D3, and vitamin E).
Possible Side Effects
Localized redness, tenderness, swelling; firmness, bumps; discoloration, bruising; very rare possibility of infection.
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