Dermal Filler

The simple way to smooth and sculpt for a defined, youthful appearance.

Frequency of Treatment:
Every 6 to 18 months

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Why We Love It

  • Filler results are immediate!
  • Made with natural, safe ingredients like hyaluronic acid.
  • Can be used to enhance specific features, or rejuvenate an aging appearance.

What to Expect

  • We apply topical numbing cream to ensure you’re comfortable for your treatment. The dermal fillers we use also contain lidocaine that numbs locally as the filler is being injected.
  • Some redness and mild swelling at the injection site is common and usually goes away within a few hours. Swelling can last up to a few days, but can be reduced with a few tips that we’ll provide during your visit.
  • Immediate results that last from 6 to  18 months, depending on the type of filler used.

Dermal Filler Uses

As we age skin becomes thinner and coarser, and underlying tissues suffer volume loss leading to ailments like dryness, wrinkles, lines and even deep folds in the skin.

Dermal fillers are an effective injectable treatment for facial rejuvenation. They are soft tissue fillers that are injected into areas of the face to restore lost volume to smooth wrinkles, fill out deep lines and restore facial contours and shape for a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Lip Filler

Plump lips are in and available to anyone thanks to dermal filler, which is wonderful for enhancing lip size while still maintaining a natural feel and shape. Dermal filler can also be used to improve lip symmetry between the left and right sides, and the upper and bottom lip. And it’s fantastic for enhancing lip shape, for a more defined lip line and an attractively shaped cupid’s bow and philtrum. Lastly, lip filler has the added benefit of smoothing lines, or vertical creases, on and around the lips.

Filler Around the Eyes

Dermal filler can be injected under the eyes, to cover dark circles, fill in lost volume in eye troughs and smooth under eye bags. Filler can also be injected into the temples to address hollowing and improve facial shape by restoring lost volume.

Cheek Filler

Volume loss in the cheeks is a primary cause of an aging facial appearance. It leads to hollowing under the eyes, sagging along the jawline and a square, as opposed to a more youthful v shape. Dermal filler can restore volume back to the middle of the face to define cheekbones, and create a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Filler Around the Mouth

Dermal filler can be injected in multiple areas around the mouth to fill lines and wrinkles, such as smile lines at the corners and marionette lines from the corners of the mouth down to the chin. It can also smooth deeper lines known as nasolabial folds from the corners of the mouth up to the corners of the nose.

Jawline Filler

Filler can be injected along the jawline to define and sharpen the facial profile. It can also be injected into the chin area to improve facial shape and symmetry.

Forehead Filler

Fill in deep wrinkles and forehead lines, the large horizontal wrinkles that run from temple to temple across the forehead that may be too deep for Botox to correct alone.

Other Uses for Dermal Filler

Filler can be injected into the tops of hands to cover vascularity and restore a youthful appearance.

It can reduce the appearance of scars by improving texture.

Filler can also be used on the nose to improve nose shape and to correct rabbit lines, the wrinkles that appear around the inner eye corners to the nose when you scrunch your face.

FAQ

Is there any downtime?

You may notice some redness, swelling, tenderness and bruising at the injection site following treatment. However it’s typically mild enough to return to work immediately after. We’ll also help with you products and make-up cover up to get you back to your regular routine as quickly as possible.

When will I see results?

You’ll see results from dermal filler immediately!

How long will results last?

The dermal fillers we use, which are hyaluronic acid based, typically last from 6 to 12 months, and sometimes up to 24 months depending on the type of filler.

Do I really need filler every 6 to 18 months?

This is completely up to you! Although hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers have some lasting effects from the collagen they stimulate, if you choose not to continue filler treatments your skin will eventually go back to how it was prior to treatment.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid, or HA for short, is a substance that occurs naturally in your body. One of its primary purposes is to hydrate and lubricate tissue. This ability to hold water makes it excellent at hydrating and plumping tissue, which is why it has become such a popular ingredient in skin care!

Does it hurt?

Filler treatments are a little uncomfortable and some areas are more sensitive than others. However, we do everything we can to keep you comfortable. We apply topical numbing cream before each filler treatment, and the dermal fillers we use contain lidocaine that numbs locally as the filler is being injected.

Will I look fake or unnatural?

When filler is administered in the right amounts by trained and skilled providers, it results in a subtle improvement to your appearance. Your friends and family may notice that you look better, but they won’t know your secret unless you tell them!

Are there any side effects?

Another reason that hyaluronic acid based fillers are so great is that they are incredibly safe since the substance already occurs naturally in your body. However, there are still some side effects, which can include swelling, bruising, and edema. We provide ice packs immediately after the treatment to help reduce swelling. We’ll also provide you with a list of pre treatment tips and precautions that will help reduce any side effects.

Can I get filler if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Dermal filler injections should not be used in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.

How is Dermal Filler different from Botox?

The first way dermal fillers differ from Botox is how they work: dermal fillers add volume to plump, lift, and fill in skin that has been depleted, whereas neuromodulators like Botox reduce the muscle activity that causes wrinkles to form.

The other difference is the type of wrinkle they correct. Fillers are best suited for static wrinkles that are visible even when your face is at rest. Botox, on the other hand, addresses dynamic wrinkles that form when you make facial expressions.

Pre-Treatment Tips

  • Schedule your treatment at least two weeks prior to events. This gives the Botox time to reach full effect and ensures any redness, swelling or bruising has time to heal.
  • Discontinuing use of aspirin, ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatories for at least 3 days, preferably a week, prior to your appointment will reduce the risk of redness and bruising. Please consult with your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment. This will significantly reduce the risk of bruising and swelling.
  • If prone to bruising, starting Arnica supplements at least 2 days prior to injections may help reduce bruising.
  • Let the provider know if you have a history of cold sores. An antiviral may be prescribed.
  • Avoid microneedling, IPL photofacials and laser procedures for 7 days prior to treatment.

Post Treatment Tips

  • Do NOT massage or apply pressure on the injected area for 48 hours.
  • Avoid rigorous exercise activities, excessive sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages on the day of treatment.
  • No facials or saunas for one week after treatment.
  • Try to limit sleeping on your stomach for a few days after treatment.
  • You may gently wash with soap & water.
  • You may apply make-up (preferably pharmaceutical grade mineral makeup) as usual.
  • Drink plenty of water for the next few days. It helps improve the outcome of the Filler.
  • There may be some mild swelling. You may apply ice packs for 15 minutes every 1 hour, if needed.
  • There may be some bruising. It will resolve like any other bruise in about a week. You may apply Arnica cream to help with healing.
  • We recommend Tylenol if you have any discomfort. Avoid aspirin as it may worsen bruising.
  • It is normal to feel firmness or small lumps at the injection site at first. These will soften over time.
  • If there is a visible lump, after 48 hours, you may gently massage to smooth it out.
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What people are saying:

“Dr. Gill is a perfectionist.”

- Jennifer G

“My lips look great!!! 💋”

- Lauren S

“Amazing results! People used to ask if I was sick when I didn’t have makeup on, now my eyes look smooth and rested.”

- Lauren S

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