$750 / 1 mL syringe, $675 per additional 1 mL done during the same session.
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Fillers are used to treat deep lines and wrinkles on the face as well as for augmentation of cheeks, lips, and the undereye area. They come in a variety of formulations, and depending on which one is chosen, can last anywhere from 6 months to one year. They are most commonly made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Filler procedures are usually done in the office. Depending on the body area being treated, injections take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. It is advisable not to plan any important events for a few days after filler injections, as there may be have some bruising and swelling during that time.
Filler injections are done in the clinic with patients either sitting or lying down, depending on the areas being treated. The injection site is cleaned with alcohol, and the syringe with filler is injected with a very thin needle in small aliquots into the target area. Often the filler material will contain local anesthetic, so after about 30 seconds any pain associated with the injection will be significantly reduced. There is usually pain just from the needle and injection itself, most patients do not report this procedure as painful after the actual injections are done.
Depending on the type of filler, there may be some swelling, some of which happens immediately. Using ice afterwards can help decrease the bruising and swelling. Most patients are up and about their normal business right after injections. Massage is not needed unless specifically recommended by the treatment provider. As the body breaks down and eliminates the filler material, the injected areas will slowly return to their pre-injection size with no permanent effects from the filler.
Before and after*