Dermal Filler 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
Voluma - 24 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.