Dermal Filler at Tondue

Wrinkles can be removed and the appearance of scars can be improved with the use of dermal filler. Injectable dermal fillers can enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of scars.

Dermal Fillers: What You Need to Know

Dermal Fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume in the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow's feet become more apparent. The facial skin then stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.

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What Dermal Filler Injection can do:

  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial wrinkles and creases
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars
  • Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
  • Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
  • Smooth out lines around nose and mouth (a.k.a. marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
  • Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
  • Diminish Nasolabial Folds
  • Diminish vertical lip lines
  • Smooth out a chin crease
  • Improve symmetry among facial features

Pre-treatment consultation

During your consultation, your injector will evaluate your area of concern and review your medical history. While the risks associated with facial fillers are minimal, you need to fully disclose your medical history prior to treatment, as certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can jeopardize your safety or results. For instance, you need to tell your cosmetic surgeon if you have been taking NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or blood thinners, as these increase the likelihood of bruising.

Injectable Fillers Guide

The most visible signs of aging can be traced back to volume loss. As facial tissues thin out, lines become etched around the nose and mouth and cheeks look a little hollow. Dermal fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance. More than 1 million men and women annually have chosen this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.

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What are Fillers Made With?

There are a variety of FDA-approved filler products that cosmetic surgeons use. In general, fillers are categorized by the substance they are made from. A note for your safety: always make sure that you are receiving FDA-approved, brand-name fillers, which are only available through a licensed facility.

Hyaluronic acid filler is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. FDA approved HA fillers include:

Juvéderm products: Juvéderm XC, VOLUMA, VOLBELLA, VOLLURE

Choosing a Provider for Filler Treatments

When selecting a provider for injectable treatments, give your decision the appropriate level of care and scrutiny that the process deserves. Non-surgical filler treatment is still a medical procedure that requires specific training, knowledge, and skill to ensure safe treatment and natural-looking results. Choose a provider with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, a well-developed aesthetic eye, experience, and precision.

Prepping for Treatment

You should definitely get that selfie arm ready! But importantly, avoid blood thinners such as aspirin or ibuprofen, fish oil, Vitamin E, and yes, even alcohol.  The temporary halting of these about 10 days prior will help reduce any bruising or bleeding.  And anyone with a history of cold sores should be taking their prevention medication at least two days before your lip injections because a flare-up can be triggered.

Your Injectable Filler Treatment Appointment

Just before the actual treatment, the area will be cleaned, and you may be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Many filler products also contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which is intended to help minimize discomfort during and after your treatment. Your provider will then inject a precise amount of filler strategically beneath the skin. Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment. You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment, but you may be asked to take the day off from exercise or other strenuous activity.

Things to Consider when deciding to have Dermal Filler Injection Treatments

As with all injectable treatment cosmetic procedures, the greatest risk with wrinkle fillers is having your dermal filler treatment botched up by an under-qualified injector. It is therefore important to examine credentials, experience, and reputation to ensure that you are being treated by someone with the skills to help you accomplish your goals.

It's always a good idea to have a pre-treatment consultation just to check your eligibility and talk through the results you're looking for. Don't be afraid to ask a ton of questions and make sure you're fully aware of the hows, wheres, and whys of your treatment including risks, symptoms, and things you can do to enhance your results at home.

Avoid taking substances that have blood-thinning effects like aspirin, vitamin E supplements, St. John's wort, ginseng, and Ginkgo Biloba for at least a week before your treatment.

LIFT IT. SMOOTH IT. PLUMP IT.

JUVÉDERM® is the #1 dermal filler collection in the world that offers 5 different products to meet your specific needs. Add volume to plump lips, smooth lines, or lift & contour cheeks we have what you need to get the results you want.

Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a naturally occurring substance that delivers volume to the skin. JUVÉDERM® is a long-lasting, non-surgical option that contains a modified form of HA. Fillers that include HA are a top choice for patients over 90% of filler patients receive an HA dermal filler.* *ASAPS Practice Survey Data, 2017 (N = 795).

Age-related volume loss can cause cheeks to flatten and skin to sag. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC helps add volume for lifting and contouring the cheek area.

Smooth and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles with JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC.

Some Frequently Asked Questions from our Patients

Even non-surgical procedures have their risks. The most common side effects include bruising, redness, pain, or swelling, all of which should go away within two weeks, according to the FDA. Less frequently, people might get raised bumps under their skin that need to be treated with injections, medications, or even surgically removed, according to the FDA Although this is rare, the filler can accidentally be injected into a blood vessel and lead to blurred vision or permanent blindness. You should call your doctor or the emergency room if your skin turns blue and you're in a lot of pain these are two possible signs that filler is in your bloodstream. Again, this is why you want to see an experienced injector who is skilled in performing the procedure.

If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you see a deal for inexpensive filler, be skeptical, as it likely presents a risk. "You need to be mindful that counterfeit and diluted fillers do exist," said Roxanne Tondu, R.N. "You should ask to see the box and look for a safety seal on it." The price of these fillers varies depending on the amount of product needed. In 2020, the average cost of hyaluronic acid fillers was $700 per syringe. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that most patients need more than one syringe to achieve the results they're looking for.

There may be a slight discomfort whilst the filler is being injected into the face. But we minimize these effects by applying an anesthetic cream before treatment. To provide further relief and alleviate as much pain as possible, our fillers contain a pre-mixed local anesthetic.

Yes, there are. As mentioned above, the most common type of filler is hyaluronic acid, the natural substance found in many areas of the body including eyeballs, joints, and skin, that can hold 1000x its weight in water. Hyaluronic facial fillers help to maintain shape, even out depressions in the skin, and provide hydration.

Juvederm Fillers are a Hyaluronic acid filler that is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles.

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Office Policies

Booking

To secure your appointment, patients are required to pay a $100 deposit on all Filler consultations or initial treatment appointments. This deposit will be applied to your treatment.

Cancellations

In regards to cancellations, appointments may be rescheduled or canceled for a deposit refund if done 24 hours prior to your scheduled date and time. Any cancellation made after this period is subject to a $50 fee and the deposit will be kept as a result.

Late Arrivals

As a courtesy to others, if a patient is more than 10 minutes late, they may have to be rescheduled and the deposit will be kept as a penalty.

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