Injectable fillers can not only improve tell-tale signs of aging, but they can also effectively alter the contours and structure of the lips and cheeks without more invasive surgical procedures. Conveniently located in Jacksonville, Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Phillip Garcia, offers dermal fillers and injectables to men and women residing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Orange Park, Lakeside and nearby areas in North Florida.
What Are Injectable Fillers?
Injectable fillers are non-surgical rejuvenation treatments that were designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and add volume to shallow contours of the face. Everyone is bound to experience fine lines, wrinkles and loss of facial volume as they age, but dermal fillers can slow these tell-tale signs of aging and delay the need for more invasive cosmetic procedures.
How Much Do Dermal Fillers And Injectables Cost In Jacksonville?
The cost of dermal fillers varies from patient to patient depending on the combination of fillers and number of treatment sessions a patient requires. Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery accepts personal checks, cash and credit cards, and we offer financing to make dermal fillers and injectable more affordable for all of our patients.
What Dermal Fillers and Injectables are Offered?
How Do I Know If I’m A Good Candidate for an Injectable Filler Procedure?
Injectable fillers have been proven both safe and effective by the FDA and countless clinical studies, making the majority of people viable candidates for this procedure. However, the best candidates should be in relatively good health and have a realistic idea of what dermal fillers can and cannot do for their appearance.
When you schedule a one-to-one consultation with Becky, nurse practitioner, she’ll thoroughly explain how injectable fillers work and help you determine if they can provide your desired goals.
What Will Happen During A Consultation For Injectable Fillers?
Prior to undergoing an injectable cosmetic treatment, prospective patients may undergo a pre-op consultation with Becky, nurse practitioner, who has been trained under Dr. Garica. During your consultation, we will go over your complete medical history and cosmetic goals, and provide an accurate assessment of what type of filler, and amount needed to achieve desired results.
Will I Receive Anesthesia For My Injectable Filler Procedure?
We have filler patients ice the treatment area for about 10 to 15 minutes prior to injecting. This assists in numbing the area. Also, many of our fillers have lidocaine in the product, which helps to have a more comfortable treatment. After the filler treatment, patients can use that same ice to help with any swelling.
How Are Injectable Fillers Performed?
The injection phase of the procedure is quick and relatively painless, often taking just a few minutes to complete. The nurse injector inserts a fine needle just below the skin’s surface and injects the filler into the problem area.
How Long Does The Procedure For An Injectable Filler Last?
Patients can expect to be in and out of the office in as little as 30 minutes. However, some injectables require multiple appointments to experience optimal results.
What Should I Expect Of The Recovery After My Injectable Filler Procedure?
It’s normal for patients to experience mild redness and swelling and sometimes bruising at the injection site following the procedure. However, these side effects should clear up within two to three days, with most patients experiencing little to no downtime.
Should I Plan To Take Time Off From Work After My Injectable Filler Procedure?
Injectables are often referred to as “lunch-time procedures”, because they require zero recovery time, and many patients resume their normal work or activity schedules immediately after treatment.
How Long Can I Expect The Results Of My Injectable Filler Procedure To Last?
Injectable cosmetics are considered temporary anti-aging solutions because the results are not permanent, and most patients require periodic maintenance treatments to prolong the results of their initial injectable procedure. The longevity of the results largely depends on individual patient anatomy and the type of filler being used. The effects of Juvederm® and fat injections can last up to six months. Products such as Voluma® and Sculptra® are considered semi-permanent injectable treatments because the results can last for up to two years.
Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery is the leading facial plastic surgery center on the First Coast. As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Phillip Garcia provides his North Florida patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on dermal fillers and injectables or to schedule a consultation at our convenient location in Jacksonville, please contact us today.