Frequently asked questions (FAQs) are intended to answer a lot of the most commonly asked questions that you may have about a specific procedure. Please remember that what you read in this section is only intended to provide you with a general answer to a question and should not be considered in any way a substitute for a personal consultation with Dr. Papadopoulos.
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How do cosmetic fillers work?
Cosmetic fillers are injected into your skin to push the wrinkle outward, making the skin fuller and the wrinkle less noticeable. The skin is supported and padded. Skin is smoother, creating a more youthful appearance. We offer several types of cosmetic fillers including: face implants lip augmentation
What do cosmetic fillers treat?
Wrinkle fillers are especially effective on deep lines or wrinkles - the ones you can see even when your face is fully relaxed. They can also be used on any indentation in your skin, such as scars.
What are cosmetic filler treatments like?
Cosmetic filler treatments are performed in the office. Anesthesia and topical creams are used to numb the treatment area. Cosmetic filler is then injected, using a very thin needle, and results can be seen immediately. You can get back to your normal activities the following day.
Does it hurt and what can go wrong?
Serious complications from wrinkle fillers are rare. Swelling, redness and tenderness might occur, but minimise over a few days.
What should I expect from cosmetic filler treatment?
There is no pain after the injection. Immediately after the treatment, you can expect slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally disappears within a few days.
The length of time of wrinkle correction varies depending upon the filler used and the severity of the wrinkle. For severe wrinkles, surgery is necessary to get the best and longest-lasting improvement.
Cosmetic fillers vital statistics:
Treatment For: Deep wrinkles or lines
Expected Result: Smoother skin
Treatment Time: About 30 minutes
Recovery: Return to normal activity the following day
For Best Result: Follow physician's instructions