There are many fillers available on the market today. Most of them are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar in the body that holds 100 times its weight in water. This ingredient is manufactured in a gel form of different thicknesses for different purposes. We use thinner products for areas like the lips or under-eye area and we use thick products for the jawline or cheekbones. Fillers can be used in many areas including cheeks, chin, jawline, under eyes, lips, jowls, nose, forehead, neck, ears, hands, and more!
The treatment itself takes 30 to 60 minutes depending on the specific area being treated. During this time, we discuss your goals and options for achieving those goals. After finalizing a plan together, we will apply a numbing cream for comfort. We may use further numbing techniques for sensitive areas like the lips. The filler is injected through tiny needles or cannulas and is slow and precise, which further limits the discomfort and prevents adverse effects. Take a look at our PREPARE page for what to expect and avoid before your treatment.
Tip 1: Filler is a journey, not a destination. It is better to build an area slowly over time than to overfill an area in a single treatment.
Tip 2: It’s the injector, not the syringe. Filler administration is an art, not a science. The key is finding an artistic, experienced injector that matches your desired style.