Injectable fillers have skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years. Unlike fillers of the past, today’s filler technology can create natural looking results, leaving you looking more refreshed than fake, with relatively little down time. Still, filler is a medical procedure— it’s normal, and encouraged, to ask about the process. Injectable fillers should be a positive experience. You should feel comfortable with your injector and never be afraid to ask questions or raise concerns. Here are five things we recommend asking your injector before being treated.
Fillers have been on the market for over 20 years. Today, the fillers we use at Acacia Spa are all hyaluronic based, FDA approved, and reversible. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects. Our staff is fully trained and prepared to handle any potential complications, should they arise. We make sure you leave with detailed after care and offer a 24-hour nurse hotline to give you peace of mind.
Different areas of the face are more sensitive to pain than others and may bruise easier, so it is fair to inquire about the level of discomfort and possible downtime. Numbing agents in the filler itself, topical numbing creams, and an injector with a gentle touch can help make the experience more comfortable.
Today, there is no shortage of places offering injectables. Many are great— some are not so good, practicing improper techniques or using bad product which could lead to permanent damage and disfigurement.There are loose regulations on who can purchase fillers and who can inject them. Never be afraid to ask your provider for: his or her license, how long they’ve been injecting filler, what kind of training and certifications they have received, and patient before and after photos.
Thanks to a lot of poor and overdone work out there, this is a pretty valid question. Keep this in mind— your results have more to do with the injector than the product.The same product can look entirely different, depending on whose hands it is in! At Acacia, we believe in developing personalized treatment plans for natural, long lasting results. We want to give you a fresh face everyone will notice, but no one will know you've had anything 'done'.
For most of us, filler is somewhat of an investment. Creating a treatment plan with your injector ahead of time will help avoid "sticker shock". Based on your budget, you can opt to receive treatment all at once, or you can receive treatment in steps to help break up cost. What you don't want to do is price shop for injectables. Rather than searching for the cheapest provider, find someone who specializes in filler. An expert injector can achieve more pleasing results using less product, thus cost you less money. They usually know the magic spots to get you the most bang for your buck!