FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, under eyes hallow, lips loose their volume, there is a visible fold between the cheeks and the mouth (nasolabial fold) and the skin may begins to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume and bone loss as we age. FDA dermal fillers (Juvaderm, Restylane and Radiesse) are designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface.
At Happy Hands Aesthetics, we offer a number of FDA approved, industry
leading dermal fillers that will help you keep that youthful look without going under the knife. The goal always being to create a NATURAL yet youthful appearance.
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers such as Juvaderm and Restylane are hyaluronic acid products that can be injected into target areas such as the cheeks, around the mouth, or lips, anywhere additional volume is needed for correction or enhancement. It replaces the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid (HA) that is depleted as the skin ages. Losing HA results in your skin losing its youthful volume, allowing wrinkles to appear.
HOW LONG DO DERMAL FILLERS LAST?
The effects of dermal fillers can last for anywhere from six
months to a year and a half.
ARE DERMAL FILLERS SAFE?
Dermal fillers are considered a non-surgical, minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. At Happy Hands Aesthetics we use only FDA approved fillers.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?
Before the procedure, Dr. Sarshad will schedule a consultation to collect your medical history and to determine if dermal fillers are right for you. In addition to this, she will also discuss your expectations and concerns related to the treatment. A local anesthetic cream will be applied to the treatment area, if you are concerned about the pain and discomfort experienced during the procedure.
During the procedure, Dr. Sarshad will gently inject filler into the treatment area to produce the desired results. To ensure uniform distribution of the filler, she will then also massage the area. This will help produce more natural-looking results. After the treatment, she may provide you an ice pack to apply to the treatment area to minimize pain and swelling and go over after care instructions.
SOME COMMON SIDE EFFECTS FROM DERMAL FILLERS?
You experience the following temporary side effects after the treatment:
· Tenderness to touch
· Bruising—generally is minimal as Dr. Sarshad uses a cannula for a lot of treatment areas
These side effects last for one week or less. If your side effects do not subside or are severe in nature, it is important that you immediately contact Dr. Sarshad.