Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS USED FOR?
After the age of 50 we lose 1% of our dermal collagen, elastins and hyaluronans per year. As a result we experience facial changes such as*:
- A thinning dermis
- Hollowing of the cheeks and mouth areas
- Deepening lines in nasolabial folds
- Descending fat pads due to gravity
- Greater bony landmarks
- Thinning of the lips
- Flattening of the upper ridges from the nose to the mouth
- Dropping of the mouth corners causing loss of support for the lip and leading to"marionette" lines
- Drooping of the nasal tip
- Decreasing support of lower third portion of the face
Today we can replace the hollowing of the skin and the volume lost to aging with a number of filler materials available. Dermal fillers (or wrinkle fillers) are also used to augment the size and shape of the lips (lip augmentation).*
WHAT FILLER PRODUCTS ARE USED FOR SMILE LINES?
Dr. Vafa will determine the appropriate product during your complimentary consultation. Generally speaking, Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane are some of the options.
DOES THE INJECTION HURT?
A very tiny needle is all that is needed for the procedure. Some patients report minor and temporary discomfort from the injection.*
HOW LONG DO DERMAL FILLER'S EFFECTS LAST?
This depends entirely on the patient, but a single treatment will normally be sustained for approximately three to nine months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At this point you will return to your doctor for your next treatment.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE SMILE LINE (NASOLABIAL) FILLER TREATMENT?
Check with us frequently to catch any ongoing promotions. Regular price of Botox treatment is $600 per treatment for new patients. Other dermal filler treatment prices can be discussed during your complimentary consultatoin.