Common Questions And Answers
These skin supplements help to fill the deep wrinkles of the face. They are approved specifically for those creases in and around the mouth. Given the variety of treatments developed over the years these products are now used in a variety of other areas. For example, they can be used to enhance lips, cheeks and temples. At Longevity Medical Aesthetics we carry some of the most common skin fillers including Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse.
The physical make-up and longevity of each are a little different, but it is safe to say that depending on where they are injected and the experience of the injector, these products can last for nine to 17 months. Some people metabolize (use them up) faster than others so they may not last as long.
Dermal fillers are generally used in conjunction with Botox or Zeomin in order to produce the best outcome. Additionally, adding laser treatments also enhances the effect by treating the skinís texture and tightness.
Do dermal filler injections hurt?
Most patients say the injections donít hurt, or hurt little at all. The skin fillers we use at Longevity Medical Aesthetics are mixed with lidocaine, a numbing medication that eases any discomfort. We also use a specially developed topical numbing cream for patient comfort. When the numbing combination wears off, there may be a little tenderness which is easily treated with Tylenol.
What are the side effects I may expect?
The most common side effects to skin fillers are redness, bruising, and swelling. Allergic reactions are extremely rare. All possible side effects are discussed prior to injections.
Do I need to limit activities afterward?
Following dermal filler injections it is not advisable to drink alcohol in excess or participate in vigorous exercise. These activities can increase the chance of swelling. Anything that will lead to flushing (hot tubs, saunas, etc.) should be avoided for a day or so.