About Dermal and Facial Fillers
Are Dermal Fillers/Facial Fillers Right for me?
Most common uses for Dermal and Facial Fillers:
- Reducing or eliminating facial wrinkles or folds around the nose and mouth
- Restore volume to the cheekbones or back of hands
- Filling out thin lips to make them more plump
If you are interested in getting rid of your wrinkles talk to your dermatologist at Dermatology Center of Acadiana to find out if a dermal filler such as Juvederm is right for you.
Common Concerns and Questions about Dermal Fillers and Facial Fillers
How much downtime do I need after treatment?
There is no downtime needed for Juvederm or other dermal fillers for most normal activities, although we do recommend that you refrain from strenuous exercise and consuming alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.
How many treatments will I need to get?
Generally patients can have all the filler needed in one appointment, but in some cases patients will decide they want more after the filler has “settled in”.
Are treatments permanent?
No. Generally treatments will last about 6 months to 2 years depending on which filler is used, but this can vary by individual treatment. After this period it is generally necessary to get another treatment to maintain results.
Does getting Juvederm or another dermal filler hurt?
Juvederm is specifically formulated to minimize any discomfort involved by including lidocaine in the injection itself, but if this is a concern make sure to talk to your dermatologist today at Dermatology Center of Acadiana.
How long does it take to do treatment?
The treatment itself is very quick as usually injections will be done in less than 20 minutes. Office visits themselves will usually be closer to a half an hour.
Is it safe?
Yes. When administered by a board certified dermatologist such as the dermatologists at the Dermatology Center of Acadiana the use of dermal fillers is completely safe. As part of our training we are aware of the facial anatomy and the positions of blood vessels so that we know exactly where to put injections to keep you safe and get you the best results.
Even if you choose not to have your dermal fillers done with us we highly recommend you make sure that your treatment is administered or supervised by a board certified dermatologist. These practices are safe when performed correctly but can cause serious side effects when performed incorrectly.
What are the different types of dermal and facial fillers available and how do I know which is right for me?
We use numerous dermal and facial fillers depending on the exact circumstances and goals of each patient. Your dermatologist will be happy to go over what is best for you during your consultation.
How much does it cost?
The costs of treatment vary based on the requirements of each individual treatment. Contact your dermatologist at Dermatology of Acadiana to schedule a consultation today.