What are Fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like injectable substances that restore lost volume, soften creases and lines, and enhance facial contours. At our office, we use hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found in the skin. Its main purpose is to help keep skin hydrated and plump.

Hyaluronic acid fillers can achieve the following:

  • Soften facial lines and wrinkles
  • Enhance facial contours
  • Plump thin lips

Who is a Candidate?

Healthy adults who are interested in smoothing unwanted lines and restoring lost volume can often benefit from fillers. However, individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a history of severe allergies, have a bleeding disorder, or have an infection in the treatment site should not receive fillers. The best way to determine candidacy is to schedule a consultation appointment at our office.

Filler Treatment

Prior to treatment, a consultation appointment is necessary for proper evaluation of the treatment area. Once a treatment plan has been decided upon, the filler can be injected in the office. A topical numbing cream will be offered to ensure you are comfortable during the injection. Your injector will then use a very fine needle to inject the filler into the determined areas to achieve the desired results. Treatment can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated.

What to Expect After Fillers

Following filler treatment, patients may experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site. These effects are temporary For the best results, we advise avoiding strenuous activity, alcohol consumption, and direct sun exposure for 24 hours after treatment.

How long the effects of fillers will last depends on the specific product, the area being treated, and the patient. However, hyaluronic acid fillers typically last from 6 to 18 months. To maintain results, patients will need repeat treatments.

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If you are interested in learning more about fillers and how they can help you reach your aesthetic goals, contact Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics today. We are dedicated to providing beautiful results to help each patient.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when you stop using fillers?

Fillers are a semi-permanent solution to fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss associated with aging. Because maintenance appointments are required to preserve the results of fillers, your body will naturally and gradually metabolize the product until it is completely gone should you stop getting filler injected. If you receive an amount of filler proportional to your features, your skin will return to its original appearance.

Is filler better than Botox?

Both filler and Botox are designed as nonsurgical wrinkle prevention treatments, determining which one is better means determining what exactly your aesthetic desires are. Botox is a botulinum toxin injectable that blocks the signals between your nerves and muscles causing the facial muscles to relax, thus preventing wrinkles caused by dynamic movements from forming. Unlike fillers, Botox does not add volume to your face, so it cannot enhance or change facial features in the customizable way that fillers can.

How long do fillers last?

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months depending on the type of filler you receive and where it is injected. It is also important to remember that all our bodies metabolize fillers and other products at different rates, so if filler lasts a full year for your friend, it might only last 8 months for you.

Do fillers hurt?

A very fine gauged needle is used to inject dermal fillers. You may feel a small pinch, but it is widely reported as being pain-free. If you are concerned about feeling any discomfort during your procedure, a topical numbing agent can be applied to the skin beforehand, but many patients find this unnecessary.

Is filler more expensive than Botox?

The price of your procedure depends on the amount of product that is injected and the type of product that you choose. For example, the treatment of frown lines usually requires 1-2 syringes of filler priced at an average of 1,000 dollars per syringe. Treating frown lines with Botox requires 15-25 units of Botox priced at an average of 10-18 dollars, with around four treatments per year to maintain the results as long as one treatment with filler.

How often should you get fillers?

Once you have achieved your desired aesthetic results, you will only need to get filler when it starts to wear off. This timeline can change from person to person, but on average, you will only need to get filler treatments once a year.

At what age should you start using filler?

Dermal fillers can produce excellent results at any age. You don’t have to wait until you have visible signs of aging to reap the benefits of dermal filler. Even in your twenties filler can be used to enhance your already youthful features, but waiting until your thirties or forties to start using these products will also provide great results.



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