Juvederm XC, Voluma, Restylane, Belotero Facial Fillers- Hyaluronic acid (HA) based
HA filler injections are customized, depending on your needs. They are used to treat wrinkles and lines caused by the volume loss that occurs with age and/or weight loss (loss of collagen, fat and elastic tissue). The most common areas treated include: nasolabial folds (parentheses around the nose and mouth), marionette lines, tear troughs (hollowing under eyes), cheeks, and lips. These products can also improve saggy earlobes and enhance the backs of the hands.
Nasolabial folds (parentheses around mouth)
Tear Troughs (hollowing under eyes)
These products are injected under your skin with a small needle. Your skin will be cleaned and prepped with an alcohol solution to remove oils and bacteria from the surface.
An anesthetic cream (numbing medicine) is usually applied 30 prior to the treatment to reduce discomfort. Ice is also used throughout the procedure to help minimize bruising and swelling. Some of the products also contain a small amount of local anesthetic (lidocaine) which also reduces discomfort. Please inform your injector if you have a known allergy or sensitivity to local anesthetics.
The depth of the injection(s) will depend on the depth of the wrinkle(s) and the location(s). Multiple injections may be necessary depending on the site, depth of wrinkle and technique used.
Following each injection, the sites may be gently massaged to ensure proper placement of the product. After your treatment you SHOULD NOT massage the area unless directed to do so by your provider.
Common injection‐related reactions can occur. These include: redness, pain/tenderness, swelling, bruising, discoloration or itching at the injection site. You are more likely to have bleeding and bruising if you are on substances that prolong bleeding such as Plavix, Coumadin, Aspirin, other non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) or certain herbal products such as Ginkgo Biloba, Ginger, Garlic, Feverfew or Vitamin E. (see our How To Reduce Risk of Bruising handout)
Occasionally visible lumps/bumps may occur temporarily following the injection; however, these tend to smooth out over time. If the bumps do not resolve, they can be treated with a medication that dissolves the product.
- Dr. Ashley Reed- Virginia Beach
- Dr. Cyndi Torosky- Chesapeake, Virginia Beach
- Leila Hazlebeck, PA- Williamburg
- Melissa Alcox , PA- Norfolk, Virginia Beach
- Mallory Krispinski, PA- Chesapeake, Norfolk, Newport News and Suffolk
- Deborah Quinn, NP- Norfolk, Newport News, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach
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