There are a lot of injectables and dermal filler products on the market – it can be overwhelming! Dr. Brian Kerr and our team of injection specialists will guide you in choosing the right filler or neurotoxin that will help you reach your goals.*
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers, most commonly referred to as just fillers or injectables, are gel-like products that help fill wrinkles, restore volume loss or add definition to areas of the face. Now with so many different types of fillers on the market, our expert injectors are able to customize fillers treatments for each individual. Dermal fillers can be used to address one area or can be used in a combination with Botox for full-face liquid lifts, a non-surgical alternative to a facelift.
In the past, dermal fillers were used to primarily for filling in wrinkles. While we still do that, over the past 20 years we have learned the best areas to inject to restore volume loss to provide natural anti-aging results – without just filling in lines. For example, filling in sunken cheeks or injecting the temple to provide a subtle lift. Dermal filler treatments should be customized to your face and natural symmetry to avoid looking overdone.
In addition to anti-aging treatments and lip injections, dermal fillers are also used for treatments like adding more definition in areas of the face. We specialize in cheek contouring, jawline sculpting, chin defining and under eye rejuvenation. Dermal fillers can even cover tendons and blood vessels on the backs of the hands.
Injectables & Treatments
Dermal Fillers & Injectables can treat:*
- Dark eye circles / hollow eyes (under eye rejuvenation)
- Nose shape via Non-surgical Rhinoplasty
- Excessive Sweating
- Forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet
- Cheek & Jawline Contouring
- Deep wrinkles
- Chin dimples
- Lip shape and volume
- Corners of the mouth
- Smile lines (nasialabial folds)
- Non-surgical full-face rejuvenation
- Earlobe Rejuvenation
- Hand Rejuvenation
Injectables & Dermal Fillers Available at Silk Touch Med Spa
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What happens during a dermal filler injection session? Is it painful?
During your dermal filler appointment, one of our expert injectors will meet with you to discuss your goals and make a treatment plan. Then the area will be cleaned and prepped for injection. Most filler treatments take around 15 minutes for the actual injection, depending on how many areas are being injected. Filler injections can be uncomfortable for some patients and certain areas of the face are more sensitive than others. We have tools available to help make our treatments more comfortable and will discuss those options at the beginning of each appointment.
We offer all the FDA approved dermal fillers on the market, including: Juvederm Fillers, Restylane Fillers, Radiesse & Belotero and BellaFill.
Are there after-care instructions with dermal fillers?
After-care instructions will vary based on the area injected. It is important to follow all instructions given to you at your appointment. But in general:
You can return to your normal activities immediately following your appointment. For the first 24 hours after your dermal filler injections, you should leave the injection sites alone. Rubbing the areas can cause the filler to move, so you need to let it settle in for a day. Avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after injection. Also, avoid sleeping on the area injected for the first few days.
How soon will I see results?
Results with most dermal fillers are immediate, as volume is instantly returned to the areas. This contrasts with Botox injections, where it usually takes 3-4 days for Botox to fully take effect before results are seen.
Sculptra is a little different. Sculptra is a long-term filler that works for up to two years. It doesn’t provide immediate results, as the poly-L-lactic acid in this filler works within the skin to replace lost collagen. Sculptra provides building results over the course of the three injections that are given over the course of three or four months. This is our go-to product for liquid lifts and all over collagen stimulation. Sculptra can also be used in non-surgical Brazilian butt lifts.
How long will my results last?
The duration of your results varies by the filler. During your appointment, your injector will discuss the different filler options, prices, and longevity. Fillers like Juvederm Xc (commonly used in lips) is indicated for 1 year. Other fillers like Voluma, Restylane Lyft, and Radiesse are indicated for 2 years. Sculptra is indicated for 3 years with results gradually over time.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers have been extensively testing prior to receiving approval for use by the FDA. Our most commonly used products are Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma. They are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the human body, so allergic reactions are virtually unheard of. The poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra is biocompatible and biodegradable, so the body accepts it. We only used FDA approved products.
What are the side effects with all of these dermal fillers?
Bruising and slight swelling is the most common side effect from fillers. Swelling will depend largely on the area injected. Bruising is common in fillers and even the best injectors bruise people. We suggest avoiding all blood thinners (such as Tylenol) for 2 weeks prior to your injection appointment and avoid alcohol for 48 hours before.
Other rare side effects include itching, redness, and small bumps. Most filler bumps can be dissolved if they do not resolve on their own.
We offer all the FDA approved dermal fillers on the market, including: Juvederm fillers, Restylane fillers, Radiesse & Belotero, & BellaFill.
Contact us Today!
Would you like to learn more about injectables and dermal fillers? Interested in scheduling an appointment for lip injections or other dermal filler treatments? Contact Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery, Lipo and Medspa in Boise, ID at 208-939-3110 or click here to fill out our online contact form!
*Procedure results are typical and may vary