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ABOUT FILLER

Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to help restore volume loss to the face. Over time we lose volume and bone support in our face causing facial sagging, poor skin elasticity, hollowness and visible shadowing. Fillers can also be used to enhance bone structure, add definition, and provide framework in certain parts of the face. 

FAQ

WHAT ARE FILLERS? 

Fillers are a gel like substance know as hylauronic acid, which is normally found in our body, used to plump, fill in lines, restore loss volume, add volume, or even define/shape areas injected. There are a variety of fillers that may be used depending on treatment area and a clients individual needs. The type of filler used will be discussed during consultation. 

 

WHAT AREAS OF THE FACE CAN BE TREATED?

Fillers can be used to address lines and lost volume in a variety of facial areas, including the temples, tear trough (under eye), cheeks, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks, chin, jawline, back of hands, neck, and chest.

WHAT DOES TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?

During filler treatment, a topical numbing cream may be applied. Filler generally contains lidocaine which continues to numb the area with each injection. Alison Aesthetics also offers other therapies to help reduce pain and increase comfort during treatments. 

 

HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS? 

Results are immediate, but typically improve over 1-2 weeks.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME OF FILLER TREATMENT? 

There is no downtime following filler treatment, although you may expect bruising, swelling, and redness near injection points. Therefore, you want to plan accordingly and have no special events for 2-4 weeks. 

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Results typically last 6-12 months sometimes even longer. Longevity depends on clients metabolism, density of the filler, injection area, and routine maintenance. 

 

ARE FILLERS SAFE?

Yes, dermal fillers are safe treatments when administered by experienced and medically qualified practitioner.

 

SHOULD I DO ANYTHING TO PREPARE FOR THE TREATMENT?

Schedule appointment at least two weeks before any special event as bruising and swelling are to be expected. Avoid blood thinning agents including aspirin, ibuprofen, ginkgo biloba, garlic supplements, green tea, flax oil, vitamins A&E, for up to 1 week pre and post injection to decrease bruising. If you are taking prescription blood thinners please check with your prescribing doctor if you are able to stop medication for 7-10 days prior to treatment. Do not drink alcohol or caffeine 24-48 hours before or after treatment. You may take Arnica tablets 2-3 days prior and 4-5 days post injection. It is not recommended to receive treatment if pregnant or breastfeeding. 

WHAT TO DO DAY OF TREATMENT? 

Arrive with clean, fresh face, do not wear makeup. Please be aware everyone has different needs for filler, what worked for family member/friend may not work for you. The most common problem with the filler is clients not get enough injected. Consider this throughout your process and more product may be needed to achieve desired results.

WHAT TO DO POST TREATMENT?

Drink plenty of water and avoid increase salt intake. Sit with head about elevated 30° to reduce swelling. No straws or alcohol for at least 24 hours. Post treatment, Filler may feel lumpy or firm. Avoid excessive touching and massaging for at least two days after treatment. If you see a bump after two weeks, you may massage area as instructed by provider. Cold compress may be used after treatment to reduce swelling and tenderness. You may take Tylenol every 4 to 6 hours after treatment as needed. May take arnica 2 to 5 days post treatment to reduce inflammation, bruising, and tenderness. May take Benadryl to reduce inflammation. You may apply clean, make up a few hours after treatment if no complications are present such as open wound or bleeding, although avoiding any topical make up is generally recommended for the first 24 to 48 hours. No dental procedures for 2-3 weeks post injection. Avoid laser treatments to area of filler for 2 weeks. Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours to prevent moving filler or increasing blood flow/swelling. Avoid bearing down. Filler may feel lumpy at first, keep in mind filler will settle with time. We recommend a full 2-3 weeks before deciding if touch up is necessary. Notify office/provider if severe pain, prolonged white discoloration of tissue injected, reduced temperature of tissue injected, or dark gray color of tissue in area injected.

KYBELLA & SCULPTRA

Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen. Sculptra works with your body within the deep dermis to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. As PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen. Collagen is, the most common protein in the body that is used to form a framework to support cells and tissue. This treatment will restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to gradually diminish facial wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. Treatment is specific to individual client needs, but usually require a series of treatments 4-6 weeks apart. Results may last up to 2 years.

 

KYBELLA®  is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile. Kybella requires multiple injections under the chin each treatment. The number of treatment sessions will vary based on the amount of fat under the chin and your treatment goals. Generally treatments are spaced at least 1 month apart for up to 6 treatments, resulting in gradual improvement and slimming. (Can use stock before/afters and any other marketing materials you think look good. 

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