Dermal filler


How Do Facial Fillers Work?

Simply, a facial filler is a medical-grade product that gets injected under your skin to add needed volume. Among the top-rated and most popular hyaluronic acid fillers available at Aesthetica are Restylane and Juvederm. To provide volume, hyaluronic acid filler is injected into the area of concern, such as your lips, cheeks, chin, jawline, under your eyes, etc.

By adding volume, creating lift, and helping a client look younger, you can use fillers to refresh the look. A facial filler, also known as dermal filler, can be used in various areas of the face, and our cosmetic injectors can help you decide which is right for you. We strive to provide you with results that are natural-looking and make you feel confident.

In order for facial fillers to work, one important ingredient is required, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar which is found in our bodies to help hydrate and create smooth skin,  and reduce wrinkles or fine lines. During the aging process, our hyaluronic acid decreases in volume, especially in the skin,  which can lead to facial volume loss and lip thinning. This volume loss is replenished when our expert injectors provide precise amounts to critical areas of the face and body. Overall, this gives a fantastic anti-aging solution for people who want to reduce the effects of aging while avoiding surgery.

Your dermal filler treatment begins with a thorough cleaning of the targeted area and an application of a topical anesthetic, if necessary. As a result of lidocaine, a local numbing medication, many dermal injectables are provided comfortably during the procedure. Your doctor will inject a precise amount of dermal filler under the targeted area under the skin next, causing a mild pinching or pressure sensation.

Are dermal fillers safe for injection?

The FDA has approved Juvaderm® and Restylane as hyaluronic acid gel dermal fillers and they are generally considered safe when given by expert injectors. Injection-site side effects are mild as you may experience short-term bruising and swelling following the treatment, but this will subside within a couple of days.

How long will my appointment with the expert injector take?

These appointments should take around thirty minutes to one hour. Patients can return to their normal daily activities after their appointment.

When will I notice results?

Our clients can see the effects immediately following the treatment. This being the case, dermal fillers can take up to a month to fully realize the effects. After a dermal filler treatment, we recommend patients drink plenty of water to keep hydrated, since hyaluronic acid is water-binding, which enhances the effect.

What can I anticipate after my treatment?

You can experience some swelling, redness, and bruising for around seven days. Immediately and for a period of 24 hours after the injection, cold compresses should be applied to help reduce swelling.

Afterward, if any bruising is present, warm compresses can be used to quicken the resolution. In addition, within six hours following treatment do not touch the area, but you may gently cleanse it afterwards. Furthermore, while redness and swelling persists try to refrain from sunbathing or cold outdoor activities. You should also avoid exercise and alcohol for six hours post-treatment as well as ibuprofen, aspirin, Advil, or vitamin E for a full 24 hours following injection.