Fillers

Procedure Time
15-30 minutes

Technique
Droplet injection or cannula technique

Anesthesia
Topical numbing cream and ice

Lasts
Months to years depending on product used

Recovery Time
None

Discomfort Level
None to mild

Results
Usually immediate

Fillers Before & After Photos

How Long Do Fillers Last?

The results of dermal filler treatments are long-lasting, but several factors can affect how visible the results are and how long they last. The results will last for six months to a year in most cases. However, skin can lose more volume over time, making the filler less prominent. Additionally, lifestyle choices such as smoking and exposure to sunlight can cause the filler to break down quicker.

As a result, it is essential to follow all post-treatment instructions and avoid activities that may shorten the lifespan of the filler.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Fillers?

There is no downtime related to a filler appointment.

What Are Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a popular non-surgical option for improving facial appearance. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elasticity, leading to wrinkles, sagging, and volume loss. Dermal fillers can help restore lost volume and add lift, contour, and shape to the face. They are made of a gel substance similar to a naturally occurring acid in the body.

This makes them very safe, and there is little risk of allergic reaction or rejection. The fillers are injected into the desired area with a needle. They can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips and more.

Are You a Candidate for Fillers?

First, you must have realistic expectations about what these treatments can accomplish. Fillers work well for dealing with minor lines and creases, but they cannot address more significant issues. In addition, different types of fillers may be better suited to your skin type and tone. Discussing your goals and concerns with your doctor will help them assess whether fillers are the right choice for you.

Benefits of Fillers

When it comes to looking and feeling younger, many people turn to dermal fillers. These injectable treatments can help with many areas of concern, such as:

What Are the Risks for Fillers

As with any injectable procedure, there are few risks. The skin around the spot may appear red and swollen for a few days after the treatment. You may also experience itching, bruising and tender skin. The body may reject the filler in rare cases, but allergy risks and autoimmune complications are often determined before fillers are applied. Fillers can be removed if there are complications.

How to Prepare for Fillers

While fillers are generally safe and effective, you should do a few things to prepare for your appointment. First, be sure to clean your face thoroughly and remove all makeup. This will help the filler adhere better and reduce the risk of infection.

Second, avoid taking blood-thinning medications for at least two weeks before the procedure. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen, and fish oil supplements.

Third, avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Fillers can cause excessive bruising if the skin is exposed to too much sunlight.

Finally, make sure to eat a healthy meal before your appointment. This will help reduce the risk of dizziness or lightheadedness during the procedure.

What to Expect Post Fillers

One of the most common side effects of fillers is swelling and bruising, which can make you look a little swollen and puffy for the first few days. Other common side effects include redness and itching around the injection site, as well as mild discomfort or stinging. While many patients experience these side effects, they tend to resolve within a few days.

Fillers Recovery & Timeline

It will not take long for results to be evident on the face. As soon as the fillers have been applied, the skin’s volume appears restored almost immediately, with optimal results a day or two after the treatment. Cheek fillers and under-eye fillers are great for immediate effect.

Results and patient experience may vary.

How does Dr. Christopher Pavlou Inject Fillers?

Dr. Pavlou has extensive training and expertise in this field, having undergone rigorous education and continuous professional development to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in filler injection techniques and technologies. He uses only the highest quality dermal fillers, including hyaluronic acid fillers known for their natural-looking results that last over time.

Dr. Pavlou always takes the time to carefully assess each patient’s unique needs and goals, tailoring his approach to ensure their complete satisfaction with their final results. Whether you’re looking to reduce crow’s feet or plump up your pout, Dr. Pavlou can help you achieve your desired look with safe and effective filler injections.

Why Choose Skin Technique for Fillers?

A complete dedication to our patients comes across in everything that we do. We listen to you from the very first consultation and make sure that you never feel pressured to choose treatments you don’t want.

Dr. Pavlou has been providing medical aesthetic treatments for over ten years and has performed thousands of injectable treatments. Based on his artistry and experience, we are confident you will achieve your desired results.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dermal Fillers

Where Do the Ingredients of Facial Fillers Come From?

Dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic acid. This is a natural chemical in the body used for such important tasks as lubricating muscles and joints, and helping to bind water to cells. The body not only recognizes it as native, but also as beneficial in most cases. It is not necessary to extract the acid from animals or other humans. The acid used in modern treatments is lab-developed without any animal sources.

How Long Until the Results Appear?

It will not take long for results to be evident on the face. As soon as the fillers have been applied, the skin’s volume appears restored almost immediately, with optimal results a day or two after the treatment. Cheek fillers and under-eye fillers are great for an immediate result.
Results and patient experience may vary.

What Are the Most Effective Areas to Target?

Here in Vancouver, lip volume using dermal fillers is one of our most popular treatments and one that delivers very noticeable results with even a light touch. Of course, dermal fillers can provide facial volume almost anywhere, including the cheeks, chin, nose and temples.

Schedule a treatment or learn more by contacting us.

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