“I love my full lips. They aren’t exaggerated. Dr. Armstrong simply replaced the volume that I had when I was younger…”
Normal aging in the face is often associated with loss of volume, especially in the cheeks, around the eyes, in the temples, and in the lips. Injectable fillers can replenish the volume of a youthful face and reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the product of choice for superficial injections that target delicate areas such as the lips and thin tissues near the eyes. HA fillers integrate into the skin tissues to gently fill in etched lines. This clear gel is similar to the natural substances that give your skin volume and softness.
- Thin Lips
- Fine Lines
- Nasolabial Creases
- Thinning under the eyes
The results are seen immediately and last 6-12 months, depending on the location injected, the structure of the skin, and the age and lifestyle of the patient.
Risks of Fillers
Pain during the injection process and soreness for a few days after the procedure.
Bruising is common especially around the eyes.
Infection is rare, however, always a possibility.
Bleeding and bruising are expected with most invasive procedures. It is important to discontinue blood thinners as directed by physician.
Numbness, tingling or altered sensation is expected in the region of any skin incision.
Lumpiness or small nodules may be noticed and should be firmly massaged 5 times daily during the first week to help distribute the product evenly.
Vascular Occlusion is a rare complication. Care is required not to inject directly into blood vessels, which could cause blockage of blood flow and tissue damage. Injection of a blood vessel near the eye could cause blindness.
Disappointment is a common complication of all forms of cosmetic procedures. Overcorrection, undercorrection, asymmetry or other disappointment may be improved with additional injections or the passage of time. It is impossible to correct every visible imperfection or asymmetry. It is important that you have realistic expectations going into the procedure. Do not hesitate to talk with your provider about your beauty goals and any questions or concerns before your scheduled appointment date.
Further Touch Ups may be needed in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
At our practice, the fee per syringe of filler varies depending on the type of filler and amount of syringes injected in a given day.
There is a common misconception that filler products are only for older women; however, the product can produce positive benefits for anyone, regardless of age or gender.
You should not get filler injections if you have an infection near the injection site, are pregnant, allergic to any botulinum toxin product(s), or have certain neurologic diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis or Eaton-Lambert syndrome.
Results can be seen immediately after the treatment. However, it can take up to 3 weeks for some people to see the full benefit of the treatment.
After Your Treatment
Most fillers usually mixed with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. A topical cream may also be applied half an hour before the injection. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and is not as painful as one might expect. Bruising is common especially around the eyes. It may take up to two weeks for all swelling & bruising to diminish after the procedure.
24 hours after your treatment.
24 hours after your treatment.