Fillers Q & A
What are facial fillers?
Facial fillers, or dermal fillers, refer to various products that rejuvenate your face by diminishing wrinkles and restoring soft tissue loss through tiny injections. Fillers offer a non-invasive alternative to traditional facelifts for a fraction of the price.
Dr. Tumbaga uses the FDA-approved Juvéderm line of facial fillers, made of injectable hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your skin, adding volume and hydration.
As you age, the loss of facial soft tissue volume can create wrinkles and a saggy, hollow appearance. Hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers replace the lost volume beneath your skin and around your mouth, creating a younger-looking appearance.
Juvéderm fillers are made by the same company that makes BOTOX. Dr. Tumbaga uses the full line of Juvéderm products, including:
- Ultra XC for lip augmentation and improving lines around your mouth
- Voluma XC for cheek fillers that may last up to two years
- Volbella for plumping lips and minimizing fine lines around your mouth
Who gets facial fillers?
Dermal fillers help adult men and women improve a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Moderate to severe facial wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Sunken cheeks or temples
- Smile lines (marionette lines)
- Asymmetrical lips
- Sagging skin
What are side effects of facial fillers?
Side effects are minor and shouldn’t last long. Some of the most common side effects of facial fillers include:
- Redness and swelling
- Pain or tenderness
- Minor bruising at the injection site
- Allergic reaction
What should I expect from a facial filler procedure?
Facial filler injections are fast and easy. It usually takes Dr. Tumbaga about 10-20 minutes to complete a dermal filler procedure, but exact time depends on the number of areas you're getting treated. She makes small injections directly into the treatment area on your face.
Fillers require no downtime. You should be able to return to work and normal activities immediately after your procedure, but you may need to refrain from excessive sun or heat exposure for the first day.
If you’re ready to restore a healthy, youthful contour to your face, call or click online to book an appointment for Juvéderm facial fillers at Wellness Diagnostics & Medispa today.