What to Expect

  • Anesthesia – None or local anesthesia
  • Length of Surgery – 15 – 20 minutes
  • In / Outpatient – Office procedure
  • Duration of Results – Results may last a few months up to one year. Results vary.

For facial depressions and lip volume loss  (“liquid” facelift)

As you age, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks and other facial areas can lose volume and skin may begin to sag and create noticeable depression. Juvederm Voluma© XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It can provide you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment. Juvederm® gel is indicated for the correction of moderate to severe lines along the sides of the nose and mouth (such as nasolabial folds). The substance that helps keep your skin structure together and skin moisture intact is called Hyaluronic Acid. This is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. With age, we start to lose the amount of hyaluronic acid in our bodies which leads to depressions in the skin along with wrinkles and folds. Juvederm XC helps to replace the lost hyaluronic acid in the skin to smooth out the skin and keep it volumized. Juvederm XC is also available in two formulations, Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and last approximately 9 to 12 months. Juvederm has been tested on both female and male patients and all skin types, so everyone can enjoy the benefits.

The Basics of Injectable Facial Fillers

How do fillers work?

Dermal fillers rely on an active ingredient called hyaluronic acid which is water loving, plumping the skin and facial contours with volume.

What areas of the face can be treated with fillers?

Depending on the type of filler, you can use injections on almost every area of the face. Certain fillers are designed to plump lips while others fill out lines from nose to mouth. Moreover, there are various solutions intended to reshape the nose, define the chin, or plump cheeks.

Are fillers safe?

There are many fillers that are certified as safe by the Food and Drug Administration for targeted areas of the body and face. However, certain skin and immune systems may have an allergic reaction to different fillers. Consult Straith Clinic about any concerns you have.

What is the recovery time after getting fillers?

There is no downtime with fillers, but it is encouraged that you avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 to 48 hours. Any symptoms of swelling or redness will fade over time and should completely disappear within 2 weeks.

What is the cost of injectable fillers?

The cost of filler varies depending on the filler type and amount used. Typically, fillers range from around $500-$700. You will get a better understanding of the price during your consultation.

What should I expect during a filler treatment session?

During treatment, we will start by wiping the treatment area with a sterile wipe to rid the skin of any bacteria. We will then inject the treated area, massage the filler to ease swelling, and make sure there is an even spread. Afterward, you will be given your recovery instructions.

What happens if Im not satisfied with the results of my filler treatment?

If you are not satisfied with your treatment results, do not hesitate to contact our office. We can perform corrections or discuss other options.

Are there any contraindications or medical conditions that may affect my eligibility for fillers?

Hypersensitivity may be an indicator that filler is not right for you. If you are currently sick or have an infection, you should postpone your filler appointment until your health returns.

Can anyone get injectable fillers?

Dermal fillers are suited to almost anyone. However, certain allergies or medications may respond poorly to dermal filler treatments. Make sure to share your current medications and medical history during your consultation to avoid these complications.

How do I choose the right filler for me?

Your best chances of getting ideal results from your filler treatments are to consult with Straith Clinic. Our expert team will listen to your goals and concerns and offer the best recommendations for you.

Can I combine fillers with other cosmetic procedures?

Plenty of patients combine procedures and treatment not only at Straith Clinic but across the world. Dermal filler can easily be combined with other procedures so long as the patient is in good health.

What are injectable fillers?

Fillers are a gel-like substance designed to be injected beneath various areas of skin. These injections create more volume, smooth lines and wrinkles, and define curves and contours.

How long do the results of fillers last?

The longevity of filler results is largely dependent on the individual and the type of filler. However, most fillers last an average of six to twelve months.

Are there any side effects associated with fillers?

Common side effects of dermal fillers include redness, bruising, swelling, and mild pain. You may also develop a rash along with itching or moderate pain if your skin is sensitive.

Are there any special aftercare instructions for fillers?

Try not to touch the treated area for 24 hours following dermal filler treatment. Along these lines, also avoid applying any products including skincare and makeup.

How often can I get filler injections?

How often you can get fillers depends on the type of filler, but you should wait at least three months before undergoing another treatment. With longer-lasting fillers, you should wait around six months.

Which Injectable Should I Use?

Restylane and Perlane are other products are also hyaluronic acid fillers used to restore volume and smooth facial wrinkles. Radiesse® is a filler that consists of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. These microspheres are very similar to minerals naturally found in the human body. With time, the body absorbs these microspheres leaving behind natural collagen. Dr. Sabbagh will determine which filler is right for you.


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