SOFTEN LINES, RESTORE VOLUME, ELIMINATE FOLDS
Frequently Asked Questions
What are fillers?
As we age, we lose volume in our face. This volume loss can make us look older or tired. A large constituent of this volume is a molecule called hyaluronic acid. What science has been able to do is replicate this naturally occurring molecule and we can replace this back into our face where we have lost volume to give us a younger, natural appearance.
Where can fillers be used?
We can use fillers to help give us a more youthful appearance. Also, given that Dr. Sato is a board-certified dermatologist, he is very comfortable placing fillers in numerous areas
Areas we can treat include
lines around the nose (nasolabial folds)
lines around the mouth (marionette lines)
below the eyes to help with those bags or tired appearance
set in crow's feet (lines around the eyes that are present at rest)
neck lines and folds
lips and around the lips
cheeks and midface area
What fillers do you use?
Fillers that we carry include Juvederm Ultra XC®, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC® , Belotero®, and Radiesse®
Which filler should I get?
Don't worry! Given that fillers all have their unique characteristics and that each patient is different, during the consultation Dr. Sato will discuss with you which fillers you would best benefit from.
Does it hurt?
We do need to inject the filler into the skin, but the procedure itself does not hurt that much. People typically rate it a 2/10 as far as pain. We place a topical numbing agent before injection which helps decrease pain. Furthermore, all the fillers contain numbing medicine in them so after the initial pokes, there isn't any pain.
What should I expect after the appointment?
Because we immediately replaced that lost volume, results are INSTANT. As we are injecting into the skin to place the filler, swelling and bruising is a possibility, but doesn't always occur. If this does occur, keep in mind that these are both temporary and typically subside within a week. Also we give a complementary topical medication to use if you were to have any bruising which can help lighten bruises.
How much do fillers cost?
The cost for treatment with fillers will depend upon numerous factors. Fillers are purchased by syringe and depending upon how much volume we need to replace will determine how much the procedure will be.
For multiple syringe purchases, each syringe after the first is discounted 15%.
How long does it last and what happens if I stop?
You should expect results from six months to one year depending upon which filler was used and where it was placed. If you were to stop having fillers, you would continue to age normally and not any faster than you would have aged without fillers.
I still have more questions? Now what?
Restore that appearance you remember! By using fillers and replacing that volume that we have naturally lost through the aging process, we can look and feel younger all without surgery. The best part of this minimally invasive procedure is that we continue to look like ourselves, but a more refreshed version. People aren't going to ask you if you had a facelift or if you had fillers done, but they ask, "Did you get a new haircut?" or "Have you been getting more sleep?"
Let us get you looking younger all with one short visit!