As we age we normally lose the subcutaneous fat that keeps us looking young, causing deficits, loss of volume and unwanted wrinkles. Dermal Fillers like (Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, and others) can be used to diminish the tissue deficits and wrinkles that occur and add back fullness to our face.
Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
Is there a difference between fill products?
One of the primary differences is the degree of “viscosity” that the products possess. Some products are soft and more pliable, others are a bit more firm. Each product is designed for different results. We will as a team (physician & patient), select the proper product to fit your needs.
Are the products safe?
All the products have been FDA approved and are completely sterile.
Is the procedure painful?
At East Bay Innovative Medicine, we use specially compounded topical anesthetics to reduce pain. We also utilize a cool roller to provide the right amount of pain control. We may also use injectable pain medicine if needed. In many cases, anesthesia is mixed in with the Fill product itself. There will be some pain, usually quite mild and tolerable. The pain is brief and typically ends as soon as the procedure is completed.
What will I look like when finished?
The positive results will be noticed immediately. The skin will be pinkish and irritated. In some cases, mild swelling and bruising can occur. You can immediately apply your usual make-up and resume your usual skincare. We do carry a cosmetic by Skinceuticals that will provide almost complete cover-up.
How long does the Fill last?
The duration of effect varies depending on where the product is injected, and which product is used. The usual duration of effect is from four months to one year.
What is the right age to start using Fill?
There is no age limit on when to start facial anti-aging. The right time to begin is when you notice a change in your skin or appearance that you want to address. It is better to start as soon as you notice an area of need. If you delay treatment, the area will become more noticeable or discolored from the sun or environmental toxins and as a result, more difficult to reverse.
How much fill will I need? How much will it cost?
During your consultation, we will discuss what you would like to have done and what is realistically achievable. At East Bay Innovative Medicine, the consultation is the most important part of the process. We will make every effort to provide maximum effect and as natural as possible without giving false expectations. At the end of your consultation, you will have a complete price breakdown as well as a treatment plan that will include the best Fill product to obtain the result that you are hoping to achieve along with suggestions on other procedures that may help with obtaining the most youthful you.