Modern Anti-Aging Solution
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, Belotero®, RHA®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra® are popular, modern anti-aging solutions for restoring volume.
Injectable Fillers FAQ
Which HA filler is right for me?
With so many excellent options today, it gets confusing. During your personal consultation our expert physician injectors can determine which product is right for you. You should have a strong desire to correct deep facial lines, wrinkles and grooves and/or to add volume using an injectable treatment, should be in otherwise good health and have realistic expectations.
How are HA filler treatments done?
Our physician injector administers the treatments using a very fine needle containing a pre-measured filler syringe. The HA filler is injected skillfully, into pre-targeted areas of the face to plump up lines, wrinkles and folds. You may experience minimal swelling and bruising at the injection sites. This resolves on its own in a couple of days.
How can I be sure which HA filler is right for me with so many options today?
There are several excellent options available today and each has its own merits. Depending upon your facial architecture, aging concerns, goals and other factors, our physicians will determine which products are the right choice for you.
How soon after treatment will I see results?
Volume restoration occurs immediately, but your final results will not be visible until all swelling and bruising has resolved. This takes only a few days. Then the volume added by your HA filler will be apparent. Skin remodeling also takes place leading to some long-lasting results.
Is HA filler treatment painful?
HA filler placement involves injections, and all injections cause some discomfort. Our physicians are experts at administering fillers and are able to maximize results while minimizing discomfort. Sometimes fillers with added local anesthetic are used to minimize discomfort.
How long will the results of HA fillers last?
Juvederm® users typically enjoy their natural looking beauty for eight to twelve months while following the Juvederm® maintenance program. Remember, Juvederm® is formulated and approved to treat “deeper” lines, wrinkles and folds.
Will insurance pay for injectable treatments?
Insurance does not cover injectable cosmetic procedures. But financing is available, and we have information about it in our business office.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC, Juvéderm Vollure® XC, Juvéderm® XC,
Juvéderm Volbella® XC, Juvéderm Ultra® XC
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid filler that restores volume, reduce the appearance of undesirable wrinkles, and improve the revitalizes your skin. It helps to fill in hallowed out areas to restore your natural contour. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule which naturally exists in your body and binds water.
How long will the results last?
In clinical trials, Juvederm® can last up to 12-18 months. Many factors can determine the longevity of your filler, including your own metabolic rate, the type of filler injected, the area injected, and how much filler is injected.
Is it safe to get Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a FDA-approved filler that has been studied extensively in numerous clinical trials. These trials demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Juvederm®.
Does it hurt?
The injections will feel like small needle pricks, and is generally well tolerated. We regularly use topical numbing cream on the treatment area prior to the injections. Numbing cream is left on for up to 30 minutes to help reduce any discomfort. However, many patients are able to tolerate the treatments without any numbing cream as well.
What can I do if I get Juvederm® and don't like it?
Because Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid filler, we can dissolve it with hyaluronidase if you do not like the results. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that is specifically designed to dissolve or breakdown hyaluronic acid. When injected to areas with hyaluronic acid filler, it can dissolve all of the filler in the area.
What's the difference between different types of Juvederm®?
Juvederm®is the brand name for a family of fillers. Within that family, there are fillers such as Juvederm Ultra XC®, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC®, Juvederm Voluma®, Juvederm Vollure®, Juvederm Volbella®, and Juvederm Volux®. Each of these fillers are indicated for treatment of different areas of the face. Your physician will discuss the best products for your treatment needs are your consultation appointment.
Restylane Kysse®, Restylane Silk®, Restylane®, Restylane Lyft®, Restylane Defyne®
Is Restylane® permanent?
Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid filler and is not permanent. Hyaluronic acid fillers can restore volume, reduce the appearance of undesirable wrinkles, and improve the revitalizes your skin. It helps to fill in hallowed out areas to restore your natural contour. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule which naturally exists in your body and binds water.
How long will the results last?
Restylane® can last up to 12-18 months. Many factors can determine the longevity of your filler, including your own metabolic rate, the type of filler injected, the area injected, and how much filler is injected.
What are the common areas treated with Restylane®?
Restylane® is commonly used to restore volume in the cheeks, treat lines at the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and undereye area.
What are the common side effects of Restylane®?
Side effects of Restylane® are similar to side effects of any hyaluronic acid filler. You may develop swelling and bruising at the site of the injections. You may also develop nodules underneath the skin, which can be treated with gentle massage to the area or hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase can be used to dissolve filler. Rare side effects include vascular occlusion, skin necrosis, and vision changes.
Can I get my lips filled with Restylane®?
Yes, Restylane Kysse® is FDA-approved for lip augmentation. It typically lasts up to 12 months.
What's the difference between different types of Restylane®?
Restylane®, Restylane Kysse®, Restylane Lyft®, Restylane Silk®, Restylane Refyne®, Restylane Defyne®, and Restylane Contour® are FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers. Each filler is indicated for treated different facial areas. Your physician will discuss the best treatment product with you at your consultation visit.
What are common areas treated with Belotero Balance®?
Belotero Balance® is commonly used to treat moderate-several facial lines at the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and fine lines around the mouth. It is a hyaluronic acid filler designed to be injected into the skin to approve the appearance of skin folds and facial lines.
How long will the results last?
Belotero Balance® can last up to 12-18 months. Many factors can determine the longevity of your filler, including your own metabolic rate, the type of filler injected, the area injected, and how much filler is injected.
Is it safe to get Belotero Balance®?
Belotero Balance® is a FDA-approved filler that has been studied extensively in numerous clinical trials. These trials demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Belotero Balance®.
Are different types of Belotero available other than Belotero Balance®?
In the United States, only Belotero Balance® is FDA-approved and widely available for use. Several other types of filler in the Belotero® family are available in Canada and Europe. Because these fillers have not undergone the rigorous clinical trials needed to gain FDA-approval, they are not currently available in the United States.
Will I bruise after getting the Belotero Balance® treatment?
Bruising is always a possibility after treatment with any filler. We try to minimize the risk of bruising by applying topical arnica gel to the area immediately after filler injections. In addition, you can also apply arnica to the treatment area three times a day for five days after the filler treatment to decrease the risk of bruising.
Will I look "overfilled" after getting filler?
Dr. Lee works with you to create a natural look based on your goals and input. She avoids “overfilling” any area and prefers to create a “refreshed” look.
RHA® Redensity, RHA® 2, RHA® 3, RHA® 4
Who is the ideal patient for RHA® fillers?
Anyone that desires a natural result is an ideal patient for RHA® fillers. RHA® fillers are great to use for patients of any age. It is the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler approved for treating dynamic wrinkles and folds. Dynamic lines are ones that appear with movement, such as smile lines around the mouth when you smile. It is specifically designed to move natural with your dynamic facial expression.
What are common areas treated with RHA®?
RHA® can be used to treat the lines around the mouth (“barcode lines”), radial cheek lines (“smile lines”), nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and oral commissures
What is the difference between RHA® Redensity, RHA® 2, RHA® 3, and RHA® 4?
RHA® Redensity, RHA® 2, RHA® 3, and RHA® 4 have different properties in firmness and elasticity. They are FDA-approved for treatment on different areas of the face and can be used for different indications. Your physician will discuss a treatment plan with you at your consultation visit.
When will I see results after being treated with RHA®?
RHA® is a hyaluronic acid filler, and you’ll see results immediately after the treatment
How long will my results last?
Volumization with RHA® can lead to long-lasting results up to 12 months, based on the area treated.
What should I expect after treatment with RHA®?
After treatment with RHA® or any filler, you should expect minor bruising at the site of injection. In addition, you will have mild swelling in the treatment areas. The swelling can become slightly more prominent over the next 2-3 days, and will settle within a week. Icing the treatment areas 3-4 times a day (five minutes at a time) will help reduce the swelling and bruising.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a prescription treatment that is administered in your doctor’s office. It is an FDA-approved medication that can help reduce the fullness under your chin. This area is commonly known as a “double-chin.”
Is Kybella® safe?
Yes, Kybella® is safe to use. It is an FDA-approved medication to improve the appearance and profile of the area under their chin. In order to obtain FDA approval, Kybella® went through multiple clinical studies where physicians tested the efficacy and safety profile of the medication.
How long does the Kybella® take to perform?
It will take approximately one hour to perform the Kybella® treatments. During that time, our staff will take photographs of the treatment area, explain the risks/benefits of the procedure and have you sign a consent form and administer the Kybella® treatment.
How is Kybella® administered?
Kybella® is an FDA-approved medication that is injected into your skin.
What are side effects of Kybella®?
After the treatment, you will get swelling, redness, and bruising for a few days. The swelling typically lasts for about a week, but it can last up to a month.
How long will my results last?
Most patients start to see results in about a month. Most people need more than one session, with the average person receiving 2-3 sessions of Kybella®. Each session is 4-6 weeks apart.