Dermal fillers and injectables are a popular form of non-surgical facial rejuvenation that smooth fine lines and wrinkles and restore volume to combat the signs of aging. If you’ve been considering injectables and fillers for your anti-aging or facial rejuvenation treatment, you might be asking these questions:
1. What Are Injectables and Fillers?
Injectables typically refer to neuromodulators like Botox that use botulinum toxin type A to relax the muscles and prevent muscle contractions temporarily. When the muscles cannot contract, wrinkles cannot form on the overlying skin. Dermal fillers are also used to treat wrinkles but they use hyaluronic acid for an added plumping effect that is better able to treat deep wrinkles and facial folds. Fillers can also be used to add definition and improve the contour of hollow cheeks and foreheads.
2. How Much do Injectables and Fillers Cost?
Prices for fillers used on lips and cheeks tend to be higher than the price of Botox but the cost varies significantly depending on which products are used and how much filler is required. The cost of your injectable or filler appointment can be discussed in greater detail at your consultation with Dr. Bonaparte.
3. Who is a Candidate for Injectables and Fillers?
To start, you will have a consultation with Dr. Bonaparte who will discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals with you. After communicating with you, he will study your face to determine if you can achieve the desired results with this treatment option. You might not be a candidate if you have an allergy to botulinum toxin or any ingredients in the filler products. People with an open wound or active skin infection should also wait to receive treatment. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding will also be recommended to wait for their treatment.
4. How Long Does it Take to Receive Treatment?
Typically, an injectable or filler appointment lasts less than 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and how many injections you require. Most patients do not find this treatment to be painful and after your injections are complete, you can return to your normal daily routine.
5. What Are the Risks Associated With Injectables?
As with any medical treatment, it is normal for you to be concerned about the possible risks. You may have heard a few horror stories where people were treated incorrectly and had their faces look worse than before treatment began. The best way to avoid this is to consult a highly experienced doctor with years of experience treating skin problems like wrinkles and folds. The only side effects experienced by most of our patients are mild swelling and bruising that resolve within a few days after treatment.
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Dr. James Bonaparte is a skilled facial and reconstructive surgeon dedicated to giving his patients the best possible results with the newest medical treatments and techniques. Schedule a consultation today by calling our office or filling out an online contact form.