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Most fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring component of skin’s connective tissue. Injections can soften fine lines and wrinkles, and restore fullness and a more youthful appearance to skin.

Injections of fillers are used to soften fine lines and wrinkles, and restore fullness and a more youthful appearance to skin of the face and neck. They are also used for facial harmonization, and to restore volume that is naturally lost with age.

There is no age limit for filler injections. Most people can have filler injections and will see benefits, such as a decrease in fine lines and wrinkles, and a more youthful appearance.

Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, should not have fillers. 

Patients with skin infections and active herpes infections should not have fillers. If you have an active herpes outbreak, lip injections are contraindicated, and if you have had outbreaks in the past, please let the doctor know, as you may require preventive medication.  

Patients with prior allergic reactions to fillers or lidocaine should not have injections. 

Patients on blood thinners or those who have bleeding disorders may have excessive bruising and bleeding.

The overall procedure is minimally invasive, and has minimal downtime. Some patients experience mild pain and bruising from the procedure.

Most procedures takes approximately 15-30 minutes, with some procedures taking up to 1 hour. 

Please refer to prep section for full details.

There is minimal downtime. Some patients experience mild soreness and bruising. Please refer to post procedure section for full details.

Filler injection results are seen immediately, with up to 2 weeks for final results. A touch up visit may be beneficial 2 weeks after initial procedure. 

Results typically last 6-12 months depending on the particular filler used, and at that time injections may be repeated.

The best time to do filler injections is approximately 3-4 weeks prior to any important events.