Frequently asked questions about Dermafillers like Restylane and Juvederm.
What is the best filler for wrinkles?
For "marionette lines," Juvederm Ultra Plus or Restylane work well. These fillers give lasting results and support. These products can give a natural result by blending the filler throughout these areas.
Lip lines can be filled with a thinner filler like Juvederm and SILK. These fillers give not only a fill but a shape to the lips. it is important that fillers be used conservatively because overdone lips may lead to poor results. Some patients are afraid of having too much filler. However, most health professionals can deliver natural results.
Can I resume normal routines after Botox, Dysport, Restylane, and Juvederm?
Most patients can resume full activities following injections of Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm. Patients are instructed to avoid rubbing the injected area for a day (just to be extra cautious.) What is the best filler for eye wrinkles?
What is the best filler for lip augmentation?
The optimal fillers for lip are going to be fillers that minimise the possibility of bumps or nodules Hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are ideal for lips because they are soft and provide a very natural result.
Is exercise risky after a filler injection?
It is unusual for a filler like Restylane and Juvederm to move from its location because of exercise. The more common side effect is the excessive or additional bruising and bleeding within 1-2 days.
Are there permanent lip fillers? If so, what are my options?
Artecol and other silicone injections are products available outside the U.S. and are not FDA approved. Some products available in the U.S. is ArteFill and are similar. This type of filler is used for filling deeper static facial creases. They are not recommended for the lips. Permanent lips fillers tend to have more risk and therefore most health professionals will advise against them.
How long do different fillers last?
Fillers may last between 6 months to a year. Some of the variables that patients should considered are the following:
- Amount injected.
- Area injected. Some areas absorb the filler at a much faster rate.
- Frequency of injections.
How much filler is in one syringe?
The volumes of each filler is preset in a sterile syringe. They are as follows:
- Juvederm: 0.8 cc
- Radiesse: 1.3 cc
- Restylane: 1.0 cc
If I don't like my filler, can I get rid of it?
There are several options to remove fillers:
1. Hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm,Restylane for example) can be dissolved with hyaluronidase
2. Fillers that are more permanent like collagen fillers usually resolve with time but if they may need to be excised
3. Permanent fillers will have to be excised
4. Some fillers such as sculptra respond to steroid injections.
Of note, fillers near the lower eyelid can sometimes be removed without a scar through an approach through the inside of the eye.
Anytime a patient has an adverse outcome from a filler, I would first give it some time before performing surgery
What is the average cost for filler injections?
The average cost of dermafillers can vary from patient to patient. Some variables that affect price are age, area injected, and the goal of the patient. It is important to consider that most health care professionals will inject throughout several appointments. Your first appointment might use one syringe a second or third syringe can be applied throughout other appointments.
Patient should expect to spend anywhere between $500 - $2000 for a full and optimal treatment.
What is the recovery from a filler, botox and/or dysport treatment?
These treatments use needles and are piercing the skin, therefore, there will be a risk of bruising and swelling. We recommend patients to not move around the medication in the area that was injected. Most patients will be able to return to their daily activities. We recommend to schedule filler treatments when there is enough time to rest just in case there is excessive bruising.
What kind of pain should I expect during my treatment?
There should little or no pain following injection of hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. Heavier fillers, like Lyft and Voluma can cause more swelling, so patients should not schedule critical events right after getting filler.
There should be no pain beside a pin prick when receiving Botox or Dysport. Most health professionals use a very tiny needle that minimizes the discomfort.
What are my options if I want to reverse the dermafiller treatment?
Reversing a filler like Juvederm and Restylane is typically straight forward. Most health professionals will use Hyaluronidase for the reversal. Using this substance may at times be unpredictable. Therefore, reversing or dissolving the Juvederm or Restylane is best done in stages. When the substance is injected to the treated area, the filler may blend or dissolve within 24 hours.
Can I get a Juvederm or Restylane treatment if I am sick?
The answer to this depends on the health professional and also the severity of the sickness. We recommend to contact your provider to discuss the options.