10 Things to Know: Facial Fillers
- What are facial fillers?
Facial fillers are injectable substances that are used to plump and smooth the skin. They can also be used to add volume to specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks, lips, and chin.
- What are the different types of facial fillers?
There are two main types of facial fillers: temporary and permanent. Temporary fillers, such as hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, are the most common type of filler used. HA fillers are made from a naturally occurring substance in the body, so they are generally safe and well-tolerated. Permanent fillers, such as polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) fillers, are less commonly used because they carry a higher risk of complications.
- What are the benefits of facial fillers?
Facial fillers can provide a number of benefits, including:
Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
Adding volume to the cheeks, lips, and chin
Improving facial symmetry
Restoring facial fullness lost due to aging or illness
4. What are the risks and side effects of facial fillers?
Facial fillers are generally safe when administered by a qualified professional. However, there are some risks and side effects associated with these treatments, including:
Bruising and swelling
Redness and tenderness
Vascular occlusion (blockage of a blood vessel)
Granuloma formation (development of a small, hard bump under the skin)
- Who is a good candidate for facial fillers?
Facial fillers are a good option for people who are looking to improve the appearance of their skin and reduce the signs of aging. However, it is important to note that facial fillers are not a replacement for surgery. If you are considering facial fillers, be sure to talk to your doctor about your expectations and whether this treatment is right for you.
- Which areas of the face can be treated with filler?
Practically every area on the face can be treated with facial fillers-
6. How much do facial fillers cost?
The cost of facial fillers varies depending on the type of filler used, the amount of filler needed, and the geographic location of the provider. In general, HA fillers are more affordable than permanent fillers.
Here are MD Wellness, we use a variety of temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent fillers based on individual needs.
- What can I expect during a facial filler treatment?
Facial filler treatments are performed in office. The area to be treated will be cleansed and numbed with a topical anesthetic. The filler will then be injected into the skin using a very fine needle. The procedure usually takes about 30-60 minutes to complete.
- What to expect after a facial filler treatment?
There is usually some downtime associated with facial filler treatments. You may experience some bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection sites. These side effects typically resolve within a few days.
- How long do facial filler results last?
The duration of facial filler results depends on the type of filler used. HA fillers typically last for 6-12 months, while permanent fillers can last for several years.
- How do I choose a qualified provider for facial fillers?
It is important to choose a qualified professional to administer your facial filler treatment. Be sure to ask about the provider’s experience and training in facial fillers. You should also ask about the types of fillers that the provider uses and the risks and side effects of these treatments.
If you are considering facial fillers, Dr. Kesa would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to determine which course of treatment is best for you.
MD Wellness & Med Spa proudly serves the greater Indianapolis area.
Call 317-548-4666 for appointment availability