Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore volume loss due to aging or genetics. They can be used to build structure to the face, such as cheek bones, or fill volume deficits, such as in the lips. There are several brands of fillers, with 3 general types. Hyaluronic acid (like Juvederm, Restylane, Revanesse), calcium based (Radiesse), or collagen stimulating (Sculptra). These fillers have their own unique benefits, are all biocompatible with the body, and safe to use for a large majority of people.
Estimated procedure time
Estimated recovery time
Usual results shown
2 to 5 days
Lip fillers typically last 6 months to a year.
It is advised to wait on oral for 2-3 weeks, allowing for full healing of your amazing new lips.
Chin fillers, depending on brand used, can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.
After your lip filler treatment in Scottsdale, you can apply ice off and on for the first 48 hours to help minimize swelling. You should avoid caffeine and alcohol for 48 hours before your treatment, and for at least 24 hours after your treatment. Also avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours, as this can increase swelling and bruising. You can apply topical Arnica gel, which you can purchase at your local drugstore or pharmacy.
It’s recommended to wait at least 24 hours after your lip filler treatment at NK Aesthetics before applying any lip gloss or lipstick. You may apply vaseline or lip balm, as long as it is new or cleaned off. We do not want to risk infection!
Of course! Lip fillers done at NK Aesthetics are always natural and do not change your smile. Time to show off your new lips!
A typical filler appointment is an hour or longer. All filler appointments start with a consultation and then either topical or injectable numbing is applied for your comfort. The filler injections themselves may take 5-10 minutes per area treated.
After the procedure, you may have some swelling and possible bruising. It is also normal to be sore for a couple of days. The initial swelling and bruising will usually last 3-5 days. Although you will see a result right away, it takes about 3 weeks for the filler to fully settle. For Sculptra, results are seen in 6-8 weeks.