Injectable Fillers FAQs
Injectable fillers such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, and RADIESSE® from our Denver offices are growing increasingly popular. The low risk of adverse reaction combined with a quick procedure and virtually no recovery period* is making injectables one of the most commonly requested treatments we offer.
The most commonly asked questions regarding injectables are listed below, but if you find that your concerns are not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to request a consultation with Dr. Campanile. Our Denver medspa staff is committed to making sure all our patients’ questions are answered before proceeding with any treatments.
Q: Am I a Candidate?
If you feel like signs of aging are becoming more visible on your face, or you have deep wrinkles or minor facial scars, an injectable filler may be right for you. Injectable fillers are also FDA-approved to plump up thin lips or add volume to hollow areas of the face.*
Q: How Do Injectables Work?
Using a chemical makeup that is similar to compounds found naturally within the body, injectables are used to add volume to specific target areas.* JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, while RADIESSE® is made of calcium hydroxylapatite, another naturally occurring mineral already within the body. These injectable fillers are FDA-approved for temporarily treating deep lines.*
Q: What Areas Can Be Treated?
Examples of common locations for treatment include the “parentheses lines” around the mouth, deeper furrows in the brow and finer lines throughout the face.* If you have childhood scars, acne scars or other surface unevenness, these also may be treated with injectable fillers.*
Q: How Are these Injectables Different from BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily paralyzes the muscles of the face that cause dynamic wrinkles.* Fillers are able to minimize existing wrinkles without affecting the muscle movement.* Additionally, injectable fillers can also be used to add volume if needed for fuller lips or cheeks, which BOTOX® cannot do.*
Q: What Happens during Treatment?
Dr. Campanile will plan the best injection sites for your desired results. A topical anesthetic may be applied before your treatment, and the injections themselves should take just a few minutes.*
Q: How Soon Will I See My Results?
Many patients see a difference very quickly after their appointment, although your results may be initially disguised by minor swelling in some cases.*
Q: What Is the Recovery Like?
There is virtually zero downtime following injectable fillers.* Some patients may experience slight redness or irritation at the injection site, which can typically be relieved with cold compresses.* Dr. Campanile does advise patients to remain upright and take it easy for a few hours after treatment, but then you should be able to get right back to your regular schedule.*
Q: How Long Will My Results Last?
Injectable fillers are a temporary treatment, and will require periodic touch-ups. Treatments of Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® last usually between six and nine months, while RADIESSE® can last up to a year in some patients.*
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