Fillers are often used in combination with other neuromodulators, such as Botox®, to achieve a better overall effect. Aesthetic outcome of these procedures is dependent on technique and skill of the injector and the patient’s unique facial structure. The first step is to book a free cosmetic consultation to discuss your options, expected results and possible complications.
How often would I require filler treatments?
Treatment effects typically last 6 – 12 months depending on the area, injection technique, skin condition, lifestyle, age and the chosen filler (Regular versus Premium). Over time, repeat treatments can favourably lengthen the interval between appointments and, in some individuals, the amount of product required to achieve the same results.
When will I see results?
Treatment takes 30 – 45 minutes and results are immediate.
Is the procedure painful?
Dr. Copeland always applies a local anesthetic to numb the area prior to the procedure. This should help dull the sensation of being pricked during the injection. Juvederm® with lidocaine (a local anesthetic) is used for most procedures to further enhance patient comfort.
Are there side effects?
Directly after the treatment, it’s normal to experience some minor and temporary effects such as stinging, bruising, mild to moderate redness, and swelling. Although rare, allergic reaction can occur at the injection site. It is therefore important to have the procedure performed in a medical facility. Serious complications have been reported but are exceedingly rare. These risks will be discussed with you, by Dr. Copeland, during your visit and prior to treatment.
Is there any downtime?
Most people return to work or go about their normal daily activities immediately after treatment. We recommend avoiding strenuous activity for the remainder of the day. Concealer makeup can be used if you experience bruising.
Who are the best candidates?
Good candidates for this procedure include those with deep facial lines, hollowed facial features due to fat loss, and those who wish to restore the size and/or shape of their lips.