Restylane, Versa, and Sculptra Aesthetic (filler) FAQ's
How much filler do I need?
Filler is sold by the syringe and syringe quantities vary by patient, treatment area, and desired result. Some patients only need one syringe, however, two is more common.
How long does filler last?
The length of time filler lasts varies by product used, application area, amount used, and the individual's metabolization of the product. While there is no guaranteed time period for how long fillers will last, 9 month efficacy is a potential average.
How long does it take to see results from filler?
Restylane Family & Versa - Please allow 14 days for injections to settle and to see full results. It is extremely important to have realistic expectations with the results of filler. Fillers do not "get rid" of your wrinkles, but you can expect significant improvement. If a patient does not get the results they want, often the answer is more filler and that means purchasing more product. For some patients, surgery might be a better choice than filler.
Sculptra Aesthetic - At your first treatment visit, it may appear that Sculptra Aesthetic worked immediately because of swelling from the injections and the water used to dilute Sculptra Aesthetic. A few days following the treatment, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before treatment. Sculptra Aesthetic takes time to gradually correct the depression in your skin and may take several treatments for patients with severe facial fat loss to see measurable results.
Are filler injections painful?
While there is moderate pain associated with filler injections, we try to reduce discomfort of the procedure through topical anesthetics and/or injectable numbing agents.
What guidelines do I need to follow prior to receiving filler?
Please refrain from taking Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), Naproxen (Aleve), blood thinners (*please verify your blood pressure medication is not a blood thinner), anti-inflammatory medications, St. John's Wart, Ginger, Garlic, Ginko Biloba, high doses of Vitamin E, or Omega-3's for 7 days prior to your Dermal Filler appointment. This helps limit the risk for bruising and bleeding and avoids it having an adverse affect on whether we can provide treatment at that time.
Approved medications include: Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Will I have bruising/swelling?
Bruising and swelling vary widely by patient, treatment area, and dose, but you can expect 7-10 days down time after treatment. When scheduling, please plan around your social schedule. To help with any bruising and swelling you may experience, we sell SinEcchi, a one-day dosage regimen of Homeopathic Arnica montana indicated for the treatment of bruising and swelling after routine dermal fillers.
Can I exercise after my filler treatment?
We recommend that you abstain from working out for at least 7 days after treatment to limit metabolized absorption.