There are many types of dermal injections on the market today, the most popular of which consist of a substance called Hyaluronic Acid.
I exclusively inject hyaluronic acid based cosmetic fillers at Beautifully Made, the reason being is that this type of filler is amongst the safest and results are immediate. Additionally, Hyaluronic Acid based injectable fillers are reversible with the injection of a second substance. Thus, if a patient is unsatisfied with the results, we can safely remove the filler at a future appointment. However, we rarely have to do this.
Hyaluronic Acid is structurally similar to collagen and has the same appearance when injected into various areas and depths of the face. In addition to directly adding volume to the face, Hyaluronic Acid stimulates new collagen formation and acts as a scaffolding for the new collagen.
Because It is a naturally occurring substance in the human body, there is a near-zero risk of an allergic reaction.
Unlike most clinics, Beautifully made does not require you use the entire syringe in one visit. If for example, you only want a small area treated or you just want a little amount in a given area, we can save the remaining product for a future visit. By doing so, this prevents overfilling (i.e., Daffy Duck lips).
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Frequently asked questions
Does Getting Fillers Hurt?
Dermal fillers tend to be comparable to Botox with regards to the pain of the procedure itself. That being said, dermal fillers are commonly injected into more sensitive areas of the face. For example, the lips.
Some patients prefer a topical cream to numb treatment sites before injection. This helps but does not eliminate the pain associated with the procedure. Additionally, most are premixed with lidocaine, to further decrease pain.
How Long After The Procedure Does it Take to See Results?
Results are immediate. Final results tend to take a few days to appear. Initially, there may be some slight bruising and/or inflammation, and overall volume tends to increase over the course of the first couple of days.
How Long Does Dermal Filler Last?*
Juvederm Ultra Plus - 9 to 12 months
Restylane - 9 to 12 months
Volbella - 12 months
Vollure - 18 months
*Duration is based on manufacturer and independent studies. Actual duration may be affected by area injected, the mobility of area injected, physical activity level, smoking status, etc.
Please note, this is a very broad description of each product. The decision on which dermal filler will be used will be determined by you and your doctor or nurse at the time of your consultation.
Is There Anyone Who Should Not Get Dermal Fillers?
People who have a skin infection should not be undergoing dermal fillers.
People who are currently expecting a child.
Although it’s unlikely there will be any adverse side effects to your baby, True Health recommends not undergoing the procedure if you are pregnant.
Dermal Filler After Care
Immediately after the procedure, you may have some redness and swelling at the injection sites. This is your body’s normal inflammatory response, and it will not last long.
Additional bruising may follow the procedure. If this occurs, ice and Arnica Gel can be used to decrease the duration of the bruise. Additionally, we can reduce the appearance of a bruise by using our Cutera Excel V laser. If a bruise persists for more than two days, please schedule an appointment with us, and we will use our laser to decrease the intensity and duration of the bruise.
Wait a few days for the swelling to entirely decrease and the product to settle in before making a final decision if you are happy with the results and remember we can always add more.
Dermal Filler Pricing
Dermal fillers come from the manufacturer in pre-drawn 1 ml syringes. As a result, you must buy a minimum of 1 ml as we cannot use part of the syringe on you and part of it on someone else. Most patients only require one syringe, but some people want more depending on which area(s) they want to be treated.
Unlike most clinics, Beautifully Made does not require you use the entire syringe in one visit. If for example, you only want a small area treated or you just want a little amount in a given area, we can save the remaining product for a future visit. By doing so, this prevents overfilling (i.e., Daffy Duck lips).