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Fillers

aka Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella


What are fillers?

Fillers are injectable materials used to enhance your natural looks by restoring your skin’s volume, creating softness and smoothing away the appearance of lines.  Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella are all forms of hyaluronic acid based fillers, but they vary in concentration and size of hyaluronic acid molecules. 

Where can filler be used?

Smile lines, marionette lines, cheek bone augmentation, lip enhancement, reduction of smile and marionette lines, scars, earlobes, under the eyes, vertical creases in the lower forehead (aka "11s), hallow temples, and backs of hands.

How long does filler last?

Generally hyaluronic acid based fillers last six to twelve months.  In mobile areas such as the lips, fillers may break down more quickly.  

What filler is best for me?

There are a vast array of fillers.  Some are better for enhancing lips, others are better for cheek hollowing.  Some last just a few months; others may last for two years.  Dr. Campbell can discuss which fillers are most appropriate for you. 

Are there any restrictions prior to treatment?

Like any minor injectable procedure bruising and/or swelling can occur. Always be prepared to be bruised for upwards to 2 weeks.  If possible, please stop all aspirin and/or aspirin products, ibuprofen, fish oil, or Vitamin E products 10-14 days prior to injection after discussing with the prescribing doctor.  No alcohol 24 hours pre or post- procedure.  You can not be pregnant or breastfeeding. 

What can I expect after my filler treatment?

Some bruising, swelling, and lumpiness is normal and may last up to 2 weeks.  Patients can apply makeup immediately following the treatment.   Swelling typically is the worst two days after treatment and if it does occur, apply ice for 15-20 minutes, 3 or 4 times a day.

Filler needs time to incorporate into your body.  Dr. Campbell recommends giving it two to three weeks to see the maximum benefits of the treatment. Some patients need more treatments for optimal results.

 

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