Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Cosmetic Volume Filler Treatments
For many women, the idea of getting filler injections can be a nerve-wracking and worrying decision. It is normal to have questions and concerns about any type of medical procedure, especially if it is the first time. Considering any type of cosmetic treatment requires a lot of research to hopefully quell your fears and get all of your questions answered.
Filler injections for the face have become one of the fastest growing and most popular non-surgical options for women that are looking to restore some youth and vitality into their skin. With millions of satisfied users, women are coming back again and again to this type of minimally invasive procedure.
You may have tried all kinds of topical creams or natural remedies but there is no match to the Hyaluronic Acid that smooth and give volume to your skin. We have put together a short list of all the most frequently asked questions about facial fillers to help you get educated and make the decision for you.
How Do Fillers Work?
Fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acids (HA’s), which are sugar proteins that are found in your body. They help to maintain the moisture and volume in your skin like a sponge holds onto water. Replacing the lost HA’s caused by the natural aging of your skin can drastically improve the youthful look of your face. HA’s have also been shown to help in stimulating new collagen growth.
Are Fillers Like Juvederm Safe During Pregnancy?
There have not been any studies that have investigated the effects of HA’s during pregnancy, nor are there any planned. That being said, it is recommended by doctors and specialists that you do not have any filler injections if you are currently pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
How Long Is The Procedure?
In most cases, you can be in and out of your filler injection appointment in about a half of an hour. After you arrive you will be able to discuss any last minute questions with your practitioner and then things will get started. A topical numbing cream is often put on the area for your comfort. The injections themselves will only take a few minutes.
How Long Do The Results Last?
Although the results are visible nearly immediately following your procedure, the results are not permanent. Depending on the area that you have had the injections, your best results can last anywhere between 6 - 12 months. Areas around the face that have more muscle movement like the mouth and eyes will break down the HA’s more quickly than the more relaxed areas.
When Can You See The Results?
You will be able to see a difference right away. In most cases there will be some swelling and possible bruising, so you may not see the lasting results for a few days. After two full weeks you will able to see the final results.
How Much Do Fillers Cost?
The cost of face fillers is greatly dependent on several factors. The area of the face, how many vials of HA you will require, the experience your practitioner has and what part of the country you are in can all affect the price that you will pay. If you are going to the best clinics in New York City, the price will be very different from getting your treatment at a smaller rural clinic in the Midwest. On average one treatment can cost anywhere from $500-1200.