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What are Dermal Fillers?

Fillers are a popular non-surgical option to treat signs of aging or to subtly augment areas like the lips, chin, or cheeks. Most fillers work using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that creates a hydrated and plump appearance in the skin which gradually breaks down over time. With filler injections, patients can restore volume lost due to the natural aging process, smoothing wrinkles or reversing a hollow or sunken appearance in areas like the cheeks or under the eyes. At CARE Plastic Surgery, we offer Juvéderm fillers.

Which Filler Goes Where?

The placement of fillers will depend largely on the treatment plan you and your nurse injector come up with. Once you have decided on your desired aesthetic goals, your nurse will recommend which Juvéderm filler type to use. These fillers vary in density, making them combinable and versatile! To learn more about which filler types may be best for you, click here.

Am I a Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Many patients can benefit from Juvéderm treatment. During a consultation with our expert Nurse injectors, we’ll discuss your ideal outcomes and goals for dermal filler treatments to make sure you have good expectations for what Juvéderm can achieve. We’ll also discuss your health history and any allergies you have that might affect whether Juvéderm is the right option for you.

How Can You Achieve Full Facial Balancing with Dermal Fillers?

At CARE, we offer Full Facial Rejuvenation packages with Juvéderm’s Collection of Fillers. This treatment package caters to your specific needs and helps you to discover the art of facial harmony and reveal your radiance! Learn how you can take advantage of this offer and potentially receive up to 30% savings and FREE Botox by calling our office at 919-484-4884!

Why Choose CARE for Dermal Fillers?

At CARE, we have amazing Nurse Injectors that are specially trained to provide the highest level of service. One of our nurse injectors is a Nurse Practitioner and one is a Registered Nurse who is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, or CANS, certified, so you are in great hands. CARE has been awarded numerous surgeries over the years, but in 2023 alone, we have received the Cary Maggy Award (2023) for Best Medspa and Plastic Surgeon, Top 10 North Carolina Allergan Location, Top 500 Status for Allergan Aesthetics, and a Top Member of the ZO Circle Club.

What are the Benefits of Dermal Filler?

Dermal filler provides several benefits, making it very versatile. It adds volume, definition, and shape to the lips. This makes your facial features more proportional and balanced, creating a more youthful appearance. It provides fullness, and treats lines and wrinkles, which combats the natural aging process. It is very customizable, gives immediate results, and has little to no side effects. This non-surgical procedure is a great way to boost your confidence and create a beautiful natural appearance!

Schedule a Consultation at CARE Plastic Surgery

Setting up an appointment at CARE Plastic Surgery is convenient and easy. Either click, call (919) 484-4884, or send us a direct message on our Instagram and we’ll be happy to schedule a time that works best for you. The length of your consultation appointment could vary depending on your evaluation and suggested treatment plan, but you could expect it to last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour or more. Dr. Coan and our expert Nurse injectors are highly trained in the latest Filler aesthetic techniques for consistent, effective treatment. The CARE office is located minutes from Raleigh, is convenient to the RDU airport, and is just off Interstate 40.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when you stop getting fillers?

Because most fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a component naturally produced by your own body, they will eventually be broken down and absorbed by hyaluronidase, a naturally-occurring enzyme. When you stop getting fillers, your body will eventually break the injected filler down and you will return to your original state.

Do dermal filler injections hurt?

Dermal fillers typically contain lidocaine, which helps to numb the surrounding areas during the injection. In addition, patients can opt to use topical numbing before treating sensitive areas, such as the lips. Icing for about 15 minutes before your injection can also help numb the area, creating a more comfortable experience. With all of these measures, injection discomfort is greatly reduced.

How much are dermal fillers?

One syringe of filler can be anywhere between $799-$999, depending on the exact filler product. Depending on the area(s) being treated, and your starting anatomy, your injector may recommend more than one syringe to achieve the best aesthetic result. It is common to require several syringes to achieve a noticeable volume restoration. Additionally, this might best be accomplished over time (I.e. a couple of weeks or months). Many patients find they may require several syringes for their first treatment, and only need 1-2 syringes thereafter for maintenance.

How long do fillers take to settle?

Depending on the area treated, fillers can take up to 4-8 weeks to fully integrate with the surrounding tissues and settle. We encourage our patients to return for a follow-up appointment about 6-8 weeks after their initial injection to accurately assess the final outcome. This allows adequate time for the product to be incorporated into the surrounding tissues.

What does a dermal filler do?

Dermal fillers work to combat the signs of aging and can serve a multitude of purposes. Fillers restore volume loss, contour and enhance facial features, and reduce the appearance of some fine lines and wrinkles. Juvederm fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a compound our bodies naturally produce.

What are the side effects of dermal fillers?

Typical side effects can include temporary bleeding and/or bruising at the injection site, redness, swelling, lumpiness, and mild soreness. The most common side effects are swelling and bruising, but there are measures you can take to minimize these. We recommend avoiding alcohol and other blood-thinning agents, such as certain supplements and NSAIDs, before your filler appointment. This will help minimize the risk of bruising and swelling.

Are dermal fillers worth it?

The vast majority of our patients (and staff) find that dermal fillers are worth it when addressing facial aging. Our happy patients find the longevity of the product combined with its predictable results a worthwhile investment that complements their other aesthetic services, such as Botox and skin resurfacing treatments.

How long do dermal fillers last?

The longevity of dermal fillers can vary depending on the exact product. At CARE Plastic Surgery, we consider Juvederm fillers to be the gold standard of dermal fillers. On average, most fillers can last about 12 months, and some can last up to 24 months. Despite the longevity of these fillers, some patients may find they are ready for re-treatment sooner. This is common and to be expected, and we recommend “touch-ups” for best maintenance.

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I have been seeing April at CARE Plastic Surgery for a few months now for Botox and lip fillers and I am obsessed! After experiencing service at other surgeons offices, I can say that CARE is my new go to for everything! Tica and Cammie are also super welcoming, professional, and will help you figure out exactly what you’re looking for! I can not rave enough about CARE!

- Katie Green

I had the best experience today. April achieved the look I wanted with less filler than I expected. Best experience ever with the team here and excited to come back in the near future for more Botox, fillers and skin treatments.

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