Dermal fillers are primarily made of hyaluronic acid gel. There are many areas of the face that dermal fillers can treat including: lips, cheeks, smile lines, vertical lip lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. Fillers are a great non-surgical cosmetic procedure that deliver immediate and natural results lasting anywhere from 4-18 months.
Dermal fillers contain lidocaine, a common anesthetic, which helps patients tolerate the minor “pinch and pressure” associated with injections. There is minimal downtime associated with dermal fillers. Patients are treated with ice immediately following the procedure. While the potential for bruising and swelling exists, if it occurs it normally lasts only a few days.
- Hypersensitivity/ allergy to the material or to the lidocaine mixed to the syringe of the filler (Zyderm, Zyplast, Cosmoderm, Cosmoplast and certain hyaluronic acid fillers and Artefill);
- Active infection near the site of the injection.
Treatment time 30-45 minutes (topical anesthesia is an option with this treatment, if needed).
Perfromed by: board-certified internal medicine physician Dr. Eddie Fatakhov, M.D.