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Fillers

Lip Filler

Filler can be used to provide subtle volume, hydration in the lips, or create plumpness and fullness. Together we can choose the right filler and technique to achieve your desired goal.

Cheek Filler

Treatment in the cheeks is aimed towards restoring volume, contouring, and lifting the cheeks.

Under Eye Filler

Treatment is used to soften hollows under the eyes, providing a refreshed, well-rested look. When evaluating the under-eye area, cheek filler is often considered to provide a natural, optimal result.

Lower Face & Peri-Oral Filler

(around mouth)

Filler can be used to soften vertical lines and folds around the mouth and lower face.

Nasolabial Fold Filler

(smile/laugh lines)

Filler can be used to soften smile/laugh lines. When evaluating nasolabial folds, cheek filler is often considered to help naturally soften the nasolabial folds and create optimal results with a more balanced, natural look. Nasolabial folds become more apparent when we lose volume in the midface and laxity is gained.

Chin Filler

As we age, we lose bone and soft tissue in our lower face, which weakens the chin and its support. Filler can be used to provide structure and shape to the chin, giving definition and balance to the face and profile.

Jawline Filler

A defined and sculpted jawline provides a framework to the face and structural support.

Necklines Filler

(tech-neck)

Constantly looking down at our phones can cause tech-neck. Filler can be used to stimulate collagen and smooth the horizontal lines that are formed in the neck.

Earlobe Filler

Earlobes need love too! Aging and heavy earrings put strain on our ears. Filler treatment is used to rejuvenate the earlobes.

Hand Filler

Hands are one of the first areas that reveal our age. Filler treatment rejuvenates the hands by restoring volume and creating a more hydrated/softer look.

Temple Filler

As we age, we lose volume in the temples, creating a gaunt (peanut head) appearance. Temples are a framework which supports and provides structure to our brows and eyes. Filler can be used to restore temporal hollowing.

Dissolve Filler

(injected by another provider)

Hylenex is an enzyme used to dissolve HA fillers. There is no need to stay unhappy with your filler or walk around with lumps and bumps.

Commonly Asked Questions

  • Mid face and cheeks 
  • Under eyes 
  • Earlobes 
  • Neck 
  • Hands 
  • Perimeter of face such as temples and preauricular (in front of ear) 
  • Smile lines 
  • Lips 
  • Peri-oral vertical lines around the mouth 
  • Marionette lines 
  • Jawline 
  • Chin complex
  • Replace or add volume
  • Create contour
  • Improve symmetry among facial features
  • Soften lines and folds 
  • Smooth transition zones
  • Prevent harsh demarcation points 
  • Soften the transition from the mid-face to the lower-face 
  • Improve light reflection and soften shadows where necessary

The Beauty Lab uses hyaluronic acid fillers, commonly known as Restylane or Juvederm, or Radiesse, a calcium-based filler.

Fillers improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, smooth out folds, correct volume loss, altar proportions, and contour facial features that have lost their fullness due to aging, sun exposure, illness, and weight loss.

What do fillers treat?

Aging, fluctuating weight, and UV exposure are just some of the things that can change our appearance overtime, but the use of dermal fillers can help us regain a face that brings us confidence. Here are all of the ways that fillers can treat wrinkles, elevate features, and balance your look!

How should I prepare for treatment?

  • This treatment is not recommended if you have an important event within 2 weeks of injection due to potential for bruising.
  • Treatment is not recommended while taking an antibiotic. Please inform our office if you are on an antibiotic so we can reschedule.
  • Avoid vaccinations and any dental work including routine cleanings 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your filler treatment; otherwise, rescheduling will be required.
  • Avoid herbal supplements such as Ginkgo, green tea, garlic, turmeric, St. John’s wort, fish oil, flaxseed oil, and vitamin A and E for 1 week prior to treatment as they increase the risk of bruising and swelling at the injection site.
  • If permitted by your doctor, avoid anti-inflammatories (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Naproxen, Celebrex) of any kind for 1 week before treatment to limit bruising. If you are taking prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin or Plavix, you should check with your prescribing doctor before stopping any prescribed medications.
  • Avoid alcohol for 48 hours prior to treatment (alcohol is a blood thinner).
  • If you have any history of cold sores, please be sure to inform us at least 1 week before your appointment, so we can prescribe medication to prevent an outbreak.
  • Come to your dermal filler appointment with a clean face. This means no make-up to help prevent the risk of infection.
  • Eat a small meal or a snack before your appointment.
  • Take Tylenol as needed one hour before your appointment to help with any discomfort you may have.
  • You may start taking Arnica tablets 2-3 days prior to treatment to help boost the healing process.
  • Avoid applying potentially irritating products onto the skin for 1 week before and after treatment (tretinoin/retin-a, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone).
  • You are not a candidate for dermal fillers if you are pregnant or nursing.

What is my post-treatment care plan?

  • If you have undergone a dermal filler treatment, a gel was injected into your skin or lips to improve shape, proportion, lines, shadows or wrinkles.
  • Due to anesthetics in the gel, you may feel numbness or tingling immediately after the procedure, and have some moderate swelling, redness, bruising and tenderness over areas treated. Mild, non-painful swelling can last for up to 2 weeks. Bruising is usually visible initially, then more obvious the next day before fading over 7-14 days. Taking Arnica Montana  and/or Bromelain for 2-5 days may be very helpful with the healing process. Arnica is a homeopathic medication that helps with inflammation and bruising. Bromelain is a group of enzymes found in pineapple that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits.
  • For swelling, sleep with a couple pillows to elevate your head, and you may consider taking an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Benadryl.
  • For 48 hours, avoid exposure to UV light and heat (i.e. sauna, steam, sun beds, hot showers, strenuous exercise, etc.) as this may increase discomfort and swelling. Alcoholic beverages within 48 hours after treatment may also cause a temporary increase in redness, bruising and swelling.
  • You may keep the area cool with a cold compress, but don’t apply ice which can cause injury. You may also take Tylenol as needed after the treatment to help with any discomfort you may have.
  • Try to avoid unnecessary pressure over any areas treated, especially in the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid facial massages, skin resurfacing, laser, ultrasound, peels, or microdermabrasion for up to 4 weeks after treatment.
  • Reduce the risk of infection and reaction by not touching or rubbing the treated areas for 6 hours after the injections.
  • Do not apply make-up over injection points until the day after the procedure.
  • Occasionally, the initial swelling after lip treatment may last longer and the lips can look uneven during the healing process. Try not to love them or hate them for 2 weeks until the area is fully healed. This means that the result directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result.
  • The treated areas can be washed with a gentle cleanser such as Cetaphil. Avoid irritating products (retinols, vitamin C serum, abrasive exfoliants or scrubs) for 1 week following treatment.
  • Your dermal filler may feel lumpy. As long as you cannot see the lump, do not worry about it. This is quite normal. If however, after 2 weeks you see any irregularities, do not hesitate to follow-up with us.
  • Studies have shown that having a follow-up treatment before your dermal filler has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect. Consult your practitioner about recommendations for touch-up or follow-up treatments.

How long do results last?

Results will be noticeable almost immediately and will continue to improve over the next 2-3 weeks as swelling subsides. Every patient is different and how long it lasts depends on many factors, including which area is treated, the amount of filler injected, and your overall health and metabolism. On average, filler can last from 6-18 months.

Are there any side effects to fillers?

The most common side effects include swelling, redness, pain, bruising, tenderness, lumpiness, and itching at the injection site. Common side effects usually resolve within 1-2 weeks.

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