Dermal Fillers are the perfect complement to skin care. Less Invasive than surgery, dermal filler procedures deliver similar results without the downtime or down payment. Our team of experienced injection specialists stays on the cutting edge of injectable innovations to give you the medical expertise and excellent care you deserve. It’s our goal to keep you looking—and feeling—simply sensational!
Dermal Filler FAQ:
1. What exactly are “fillers?”
Dermal fillers are used to treat areas of the face that have lost volume throughout time. They can smooth creases, lift folds, and contour areas that are flat or hollow. Fillers are administered through a series of injections, similar to Botox. Simply put, they fill!
2. What do they consist of?
The majority of fillers offered at Centre for Plastic Surgery consist of hyaluronic acid, a sugar molecule and naturally found in the body’s collagen. Hyaluronic acid is found in fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, and Belotero. We also offer calcium hydroxylapatite (known as Radiesse) which is a calcium-based solution. You and your injection specialist will determine the ideal filler for your needs. This decision is based the desired area of correction and expected longevity of the product.
3. What areas can be treated with fillers?
Fillers can be placed anywhere that volume has been lost. Common areas include the cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds, lips, marionette lines, and tear troughs.
4. How long do they last?
Longevity depends on the filler selected, the area treated, and the individual patient. The Centre for Plastic surgery offers fillers that last anywhere from 9 months to 5 years depending on the filler used.
5. What are the risks?
As a minimally invasive option, the risks of dermal fillers are low. The most common risk is bruising which will generally resolve after a few days. Discomfort is minimal, as you can be pretreated with topical numbing cream. While risk of allergic reaction is very rare, make sure to inform your injection specialist of any allergies you may have.
6. What do fillers cost?
Treatment cost depends on the product selected and amount used. One syringe of filler costs anywhere between $500-$1200. The average patient will require 2-4 syringes depending on the filler used and number of areas treated.
7. Will it be obvious I have had something done?
Results from dermal fillers are immediate, and your treatment can be as subtle or dramatic as you choose based on the volume of product used. Although bruising is usually minimal, it is always a potential risk; therefore, it is not wise to get treated immediately before a big event.
If you still have questions or are unsure dermal fillers are right for you, we encourage you to set up a complimentary consultation to meet your Grand Rapids Injection Specialist and talk through your concerns.
Learn more about the individual fillers we offer: