Dermal Filler FAQ

Dermal Filler FAQWho is a good candidate for Botox?

Anyone who has moderate to severe facial lines between the ages of 18 to 65.

Who is a good candidate for Dermal fillers?

Anyone who has moderate to severe static lines or folds on the face or anyone who wants to plump up areas on the face.

Who is a good candidate for Fat grafting?

Because of the sedation, patients should be in overall good health and desire a semi-permanent correction to lines, folds, divots, or who want an area to be “plumped up.”

When will I see results?

Results of Botox gradually appear 2-4 days following the injections. Results of Dermal fillers appear immediately following the injection.

How long do dermal fillers and Injectables last?

  • Botox lasts 4-6 months.
  • Juvederm lasts up to 1 year.
  • Radiesse lasts a year or longer.
  • Fat grafting can last for several years.

Are the injections painful?

Patients will experience brief and mild discomfort from Botox injections. Dermal fillers typically cause moderate discomfort and for this reason, we prefer to give the patient an injectable anesthesia. Patients may chose to use an ice pack on the treated areas to reduce any pain or swelling. Mild bruising may occur. Fat grafting is done under oral sedation and local anesthesia.

What is the downtime?

There is no downtime for Botox or dermal fillers. Swelling is common after dermal filler injections and mild bruising may occur. Downtime for fat grafting is typically 1-2 days.

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