If you’re considering dermal fillers, you’ve come to the right place! Below you can find answers to common questions about this popular aesthetic treatment.

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The hyaluronic acid fillers used at Ocala Eye are used to correct volume loss on the face. Areas where fillers can be used are the cheeks, the nasal-labial folds, the lower face (marionette lines), and the chin.

While BOTOX injections are used to restrict the muscle movement that creates fine lines and wrinkles over time, dermal fillers are designed to plump the face in areas with noticeable shadowing and volume loss.

The number of syringes of filler a person needs depends on a few factors: the amount of volume loss, the person’s age, and the goals the person is trying to achieve.

The longevity of facial fillers can vary based on the type of filler used and the location of the area being treated. Some fillers last up to two years, such as cheek fillers, while others like lip fillers will last closer to six to nine months because of how much the lips are used on a day-to-day basis.

For about four hours after your procedure, don’t put makeup on, and for the first 24 hours focus on resting, staying out of direct sunlight, and not doing any strenuous activity. Those are the main restrictions after dermal fillers.

During a dermal filler injection, a topical anesthetic will be used to numb the area for about 20 minutes. Additionally, lidocaine is present in the filler itself that helps prevent pain.

Facial fillers are considered effective when injected properly and safe when the person doing the injection is a professional well versed in facial anatomy. This is why we recommend having your fillers done at an eye care facility like Ocala Eye where you can trust that you are in a safe environment with qualified and well-educated injectors.

Fillers show results immediately after the procedure, compared to BOTOX where it can take seven to 10 days for the results to show. For the first two weeks after a filler injection, you will experience some swelling, which is why a follow up appointment is necessary to judge whether the amount of volume remaining after two weeks is enough to meet your goals.

While your appointment may be an hour long, most of that time is spent discussing the procedure and numbing the area. Rest assured that you won’t have to spend the full hour being injected.

Ocala Eye carries three dermal filler brands: Juviderm, Versa, and Restylane. Each brand has specific purposes and areas of the face that they work the best for.

While you can gently wash your face after your dermal filler procedure, you should stay away from pressing on your face or applying makeup for four hours afterward.

Because sleeping on your stomach or side can put weight and pressure on your face due to gravity, try sleeping on your back and perhaps elevating your head a little bit. This will prevent lopsided swelling on your face and keep any of the filler from moving around before it can fully set.

Depending on where on the face the filler is injected, it can vary in how long the filler lasts. For example, in the cheeks, filler can last up to two years, while in the lips, it may last closer to six to nine months.

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