Filler injections usually require local or topical anesthesia and can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes or more depending on the area being filled. You should stop any NSAID pain relievers, including aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen and Aleve, for at least one week before the procedure to minimize bruising and swelling and avoid scheduling any important social events for at least several days after the injections.
Fillers are temporary, lasting anywhere from six months to more than a year, and need to be repeated to maintain your results. It is not uncommon to see patients who have a combination of static and dynamic lines, so often Botox and filler treatments are used together in facial rejuvenation. Your plastic surgeon should be able to examine you for both dynamic and static wrinkles and give you an opinion on which agent to use where.Book Appoinment