Injectables - Fillers The most common cosmetic treatment. A quick 30-45 minute treatment with no downtime. Perfect alternative to a facelift. As we age the natural fat pads of our face deteriorate and facial bones loss and migration occurs resulting in volume loss. This leads to sagging skin, hollowing of temples, thinning of lips, sunken eyes, and prominent wrinkles. Dermal fillers, and their various types, are excellent non-surgical alternatives that provide immediate results. Strategic and skillful placement will enhance and add fullness to the lips, cheeks, mid-face, the naso-labial folds, the vertical lines around the lips, the marionettes lines of the corners of the mouth, jowls of the chin and jawline, the chin area, and to the backside of the hands. In less than an hour, you will walk away looking natural, refreshed, and more youthful with added volume that time took away. Results vary and can last anywhere from 6 months to 18 months. Dermal fillers alongside botulinum toxins are the #1 non-invasive cosmetic anti-aging treatments. Treatments are fast, with minor discomfort, and results are immediate. Quick Links Add a header to begin generating the table of contents What are Fillers? The most common fillers are made of a soft clear gel consisting of non-animal hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that naturally occurs in the human body and is found in our skin. It helps to hydrate and add volume to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is naturally broken down by our body. Hyaluronic acid fillers are very diverse and vary in density, viscosity, elasticity or lift ability, and longevity. This diversity allows for various treatment options. Fillers can redefine the jawline, restore volume loss to the cheeks and temples, correct hollowing under the eyes, lift and enhance the lips, outline the lip borders, trace small wrinkles away, and even out the stubborn cellulite cavities on the thighs and buttocks. Popular hyaluronic acid fillers in the U.S. include Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, and Belotero. Radiesse is a different filler consisting of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a natural mineral component found in bone. Over time, the body degrades the calcium hydroxylapatite and gel causing your body to build and leave behind your natural collagen. Sculptra is made of a synthetic lactic acid, called poly-l-lactic acid or PLLA. Lactic acid naturally occurs in our muscles after exercise. PLLA contains no animal products, and is naturally degraded by our body’s own enzymes. It too stimulates growth of our body’s natural collagen, and results can be long lasting. Bellafill an acrylic based filler can be used to correct depressed acne scars. What to expect? Before the procedure the staff will answer any questions you may have. The provider will review the amount of syringes needed to achieve your desired outcome, review potential side effects, and review post treatment care instructions. The area will then be cleansed and prepared. Before the procedure, pictures will be taken at different angles to use in comparison with your immediate after results and 2 weeks post treatment. Topical numbing cream will then be applied to the area for about 20 minutes. Most fillers come with anesthetic lidocaine that will add further comfort when injecting. Sometimes a follow up enhancement visit may be needed to add further volume. Is it safe and is there any downtime? If injected properly from a trained practitioner, fillers can be very safe. To ensure your safety you will be asked about your medical history including allergies and if you are prone to bleeding. There is no downtime with fillers. It is important not to push down or sleep on your face for the next 2 days so not to move or reshape the filler. You may have some bruising or swelling that will gradually improve, so it is best not to schedule a filler appointment right before any important event. How long do fillers last? How long fillers last depends on a number of factors: the patient’s age, the area(s) treated, the type of filler used, the amount of filler used, and the patient’s lifestyle. Your practitioner will make you aware of areas that are deficient in volume, areas of asymmetry, focal areas to enhance, and tailor a treatment plan around your personal preference. Effects can be long lasting but not permanent. They can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Using fillers in tandem with botox and skin aesthetic devices will yield a longer lasting more youthful appearance. Testimonials for fillers “I walked in hesitant and walked out looking 10 years younger. The staff was so nice, answered all my questions, and Chris made the whole experience special. I found my new place for fillers.” - Pamela M. “OMG!!! My lips look freakin amazing!!! Chris is totally an artist and made magic as usual. I am so happy you have no idea!” - Frances W. “I always get my corners of the mouth done. Had a tighter budget this time and tried Simple Beauty Medical Spa after I seeing the amazing job of Botox done on my girlfriend. What their practitioner was able to do with one syringe that takes 2 at my other place was not only shocking but saved me $600!! So excited!!” - Lisa L. “What an experience. None of the places I been to in the past took their time to explain things and to make me feel so comfortable like the staff at Simple Beauty Medical Spa. I love my cheeks!!” - Gina M. “My new favorite place to go for Botox and Fillers!! Friendly staff, beautiful office, Chris the injector is amazing, and there is so much they offer. Can wait to try the body sculpting next.” - Elizabeth R. “Not gonna lie, lips fillers can be spicy. But what Chris did to my lips are life changing!!!” - Krista S. What are the side effects? The most common side effects are bleeding/bruising, swelling, redness, pain/tenderness, lump formation, headaches, and itching at injection sites. These typically wear off within 7 to 10 days. Rare side effects include delayed infection and recurrent herpes eruptions. A very rare, but serious side effect, is the unintentional injection of the filler into a blood vessel that may lead to superficial necrosis and scaring as well as other complications. If this occurs, early detection by both the practitioner and the patient can prevent or limit such complications.