If you are starting to notice a loss of fullness to your face, wrinkles, thinning lips, laugh lines, marionette lines, dark circles and more, you will most likely benefit from dermal fillers. After the age of 30, there is a noticeable natural volume loss that occurs causing the cheeks to begin sagging and spurring the onset of facial aging.
We offer the Juvederm family of dermal fillers including Juvederm Ultra XC, Voluma, and Volbella. The type of filler you will need will depend on the area being treated, the desired results, age and condition of the skin and your budget. We will review these with you during your consultation and together determine the best type of filler for you.
A little bit of filler can go a long way in adding volume and smoothness to the face and bringing back the natural youthful look you once had.
Artavi Med Spa is proud to state that our dermal filler treatments are all performed by a trained physician. This is to ensure the safety of our patients. The dermal fillers we use are hyaluronic acid based, which provide for the most natural look that most people desire. In addition, hyaluronic acid fillers have the potential to be reversed easily with the solution that dissolves the filler in cases of dissatisfaction or adverse events.
+ What is a dermal filler?
Dermal filler is a substance used to replace volume loss, fill in deep lines or wrinkles, and plump the skin for a youthful looking appearance. As we age, we lose volume and dermal filler replaces this volume. It is one of the quickest ways to restore a youthful appearance to the face. The most natural dermal filler is called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a lubricating substance that is produced naturally in the body, with highest concentrations in the skin and joints. It helps retain collagen and increase moisture, elasticity and firmness to the skin.
+ Is dermal filler safe?
We use hyaluronic acid fillers and since this is a naturally occurring substance in the body, there is no harmful or adverse effects of the filler itself. However, if the filler is not injected properly, there can be harm done. This is why it is important to have this procedure done by a trained medical professional and ensure that there is a physician on site at all times in case of emergencies. In addition to having a physician on site, Artavi Med Spa keeps a crash cart available at all times in case of emergencies.
+ How long does the dermal filler last once injected?
The hyaluronic acid fillers will typically last between 6 months to one year. The length varies depending on where the filler is injected and how active the muscles are in that area. The more activity, the quicker the filler will degrade. If the filler look is not desirable, it can be dissolved quickly and easily with the injection of a special medication.
+ How much do you charge for dermal fillers?
Pricing is per syringe and depends on what area you would like to have the filler placed. There are different types of fillers for different areas and the amount required for a desired effect will also affect pricing. As dermal filler treatments are customized to each individual, it is impossible to determine exactly how much your price would be without a personal consultation. We offer free consultations during which time a price will be established. You may also call our office for pricing per syringe.
+ I have a special event coming up. When should I receive dermal filler in time for my event?
We recommend having the filler done at least two to three weeks in advance of your special event. This allows enough time for any bruising and swelling to go down and provides for the full effect of the filler.
+ How long does a dermal filler treatment take?
This will depend on what areas you are having the treatment performed. In general the treatment can last between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the area.
+ When will I see results?
The beauty of dermal fillers is that the result is immediate. You will experience some swelling and bruising, causing the area to look more “plump” than expected. The final result should be seen about 7-10 days post procedure, after the swelling and bruising have resolved.
+ Does the treatment hurt?
This depends on the area injected. Some areas tend to be more painful than others. We provide anesthesia to help make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
+ Are there any side effects?
Serious side effects can occur if the treatment is performed by an inexperienced injector. These can include infection or even vascular compromise which can occur if the injector is not familiar with the facial anatomy or if post treatment instructions are not carefully followed. This is why it is important to have your injections done by a trained physician. Other expected side effects include pain, swelling, and bruising.