An aging face tends to develop scars, wrinkles, and lines, all of which can be temporarily diminished with dermal fillers. Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, St. Pete Wellness & MedSpa offers hyaluronic acid fillers to treat wrinkles and volume loss. To learn more about how fillers work and discuss your goals, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Filler is made of Hyaluronic Acid. A water-loving molecule that binds up to 400 x its weight in water. It works like a sponge and fills up with water upon injection filling out fine lines/wrinkles and plumping lips. Young skin is moisturized with this hyaluronic acid and naturally occurring sugar. It keeps our skin hydrated via the absorption of water. As we age, this volume of hyaluronic acid decreases, and fine lines begin to appear that will eventually turn into wrinkles. In the lips, this causes thinning, loss of fullness, volume, and definition.
Over time, collagen and other tissues in your body naturally degrade, which can cause your skin to have a sunken appearance. Fillers can replace the lost volume you notice and encourage collagen production.
Will it hurt?
A pre numb will be used for 10 minutes prior to the procedure to help minimize any initial discomfort. The injection itself also contains lidocaine (numb) within the product to ease pain of injection. Here at St Pete Wellness Med Spa we use only the best products on the market, ensuring the smoothest of consistency and ease of injection.
How long do the results of fillers last?
Every individual is different. What may give an immediate result on one client may take two or three sessions to achieve on another. Likewise, what may last 1 year on one client may last less than 12 weeks on another. This is due to several factors including lifestyle, skin type, metabolism etc. Filler does however take time to build up, regardless of how natural you want it. Please be patient and expect to visit frequently for touchups over the first year to build a base. This will help ensure your treatment area lasts longer and once that base is in place - should need less maintenance in the future.
Can I remove it?
In most cases filler can be dissolved and reversed by hyaluronidase. This is administered via small injections to break the product down.
A F T E R C A R E A D V I C E
Avoid touching the treated area or applying with products for 6 hours following treatment. After that light makeup can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
Until the initial swelling and redness has resolved please do not expose the area to intense heat. Eg sunbeds, sunbathing or extreme cold.
Please do not exercise for 48 hours after your procedure as it can cause migration of filler.
If you have previous suffered facial herpes, there is a risk that injections could contribute to another eruption.
If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, please be aware that this may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
Any injection causes an inflammatory response – This means two things;
This is not your final result - It is not uncommon for the treatment area to remain swollen for up to two weeks. During this time the area may look very uneven, feel bumpy, bruised, discolored and may feel sore. Please do not panic. It is normal during this period to not be entirely happy with your results. Patience here is key.
The final result will be apparent approximately 14 days after treatment. If you have any concerns, please book in for a review after this two-week period is up. Any initial discomfort during this period can be eased by application of ice.
This is not your final result - Any injection causes an inflammatory response. This can easily cause disappointment over the following weeks because as the swelling subsides, the treatment area may look significantly less plump than it looked immediately after injection.
The filler has not dissolved nor disappeared, you have not wasted your money. The filler has simply sunken and formed a layer at the base of your treatment area. Many clients find they need two or three sessions in order to layer filler on top of one another – until the filler no longer has room to sink – leaving you with a fuller look.
Unfortunately, we cannot predict how many sessions each individual will need to achieve their desired result and therefore cannot be held accountable if several sessions are needed. The results of your treatment durability and end results are influenced by several genetic and lifestyle factors completely out of our control. Aesthetics is an art process - not an exact science.