ABOUT INJECTABLE FILLERS
Injectable fillers serve to replenish lost volume in the face and diminish unwanted lines and wrinkles. Your face can start to lose volume for a number of reasons, but significant weight loss and aging are the main contributors. This process works by injecting the liquid filler beneath the skin to fill in areas lacking volume or shape. Fillers are an excellent, nonsurgical option for Tacoma, WA men and women who want to smooth their sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines in order to create a more youthful appearance. Injectable fillers can also be added to other cosmetic services to provide the benefits of a facelift without the need for surgery, the presence of scars, and the required recovery period that always follows. With the cosmetic market expanding by the day, there are numerous fillers available that can help patients achieve their desired looks. To find out which injectable fillers are recommended for you, we invite you to visit Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa where a member of our skilled team can help you make your best decision. At our office, the injectable fillers we offer our patients are:
- Juvéderm, which treats moderate to severe lines on the face, such as parentheses lines and other wrinkles around the mouth and nose. The results usually last for around one year.
- Juvéderm Volbella, which adds lift to the upper lip, lower lip, or both while reducing the appearance of fine lines on the lips. The results typically are visible for up to one year.
- Juvéderm Voluma, which enhances the shape of the cheeks to reverse thinness in the mid-face.
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The ideal candidates to receive injectable fillers would be anyone looking to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without undergoing a surgical facelift. In most circumstances, individuals who have recently lost significant amounts of weight have areas on their face that are hollow and shapeless. These situations could make you a good candidate for injectable fillers. These treatments are also a great option for men and women who do not want to deal with the effects that come with a more invasive procedure, such as a surgical facelift. Different patients may require different formulas of Juvéderm (such as Volbella or Voluma), depending on their goals. Discuss all of your aims and concerns with your surgeon or skilled injector nurse so we can provide you with the results you want.
Before your procedure, we will consult with you to learn more about your aesthetic goals and determine which product (Juvéderm, Volbella, or Voluma) will best deliver the look you want. For the actual procedure, we will use numbing cream as a local anesthetic to ease the discomfort of the injection. From there, we will decide how much product is necessary and will continuously and gently inject the substance into your skin through a very fine needle. Half or an entire syringe could be used, depending on your desired result.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Fillers can be injected at our medspa facility, Esthetique Medical Spa, or at our main Tacoma, WA office. The injections take less than an hour to complete and can be performed on the very same day as your consultation. Because of the anesthetic used, this process is only mildly uncomfortable and requires little to no downtime afterward. You can expect bruising and swelling immediately after treatment, but these symptoms should fade away quickly. Results can last from a few months to up to a year or more, depending on the product used and the placement of the injection. Touch-ups may be needed over time to maintain results.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much do injectable fillers cost?
The costs for your dermal filler treatment will vary, depending on the type of filler used and how much of the product is needed to match your goals. During your initial consultation, we will create a personalized treatment plan that best fits your wants. From there, we will provide you with an estimated cost for your treatment and discuss any current specials we have.
How do I know which injectable filler is right for me?
The type of dermal filler selected for your treatment will be based on the area being treated and your desired outcome. Whether you want to address fine lines or wish to create fuller lips, we will listen to your concerns before recommending the filler or fillers that will deliver better results. Now that there are so many different filler options available to patients, it can be difficult to narrow down which formula most accurately suits your needs so we work hard to ensure that you receive results you'll love.
What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX, treat lines and wrinkles (particularly in the forehead and near the eyes) by relaxing the movement of facial muscles. Injectable fillers restore volume to your face to fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and depressions. Injectable fillers can also be used to create fuller lips and cheeks or even to reduce the appearance of aging on the hands.
How long will the results last?
The longevity of your results will depend on which filler is used and where it is placed. For some patients, results may last for a year while others may need repeated treatment after three months. Touch-up appointments can be scheduled at our practice in order to maintain your results.
What areas of my face can be treated with dermal fillers?
Injectable fillers can address signs of aging in your face by either adding volume or smoothing static lines. Fillers can be injected into mild to moderate parentheses, marionette, and corner lines around your mouth and nose. Also, they can temporarily add volume to your cheeks and lips.
MAKE YOUR WRINKLES DISAPPEAR
If Father Time is taking a toll on the quality of your facial skin, but you're intimidated by the thought of undergoing major surgery to address your issues, then fillers could be the perfect solution for you. Fillers create youthful, voluminous skin without the risk of scarring or long recoveries afterward. There are numerous products on the market today that can help achieve the look you want. At our office, we offer patients Juvéderm, Volbella, and Voluma to create stunning, natural results you'll love. To learn more about fillers or to book a consultation, contact Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa right away and make that first step toward achieving a more youthful appearance.