Patients will notice results almost immediately following treatment including smoother skin, reduced appearance of fine lines around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Most facial filler injections will last between 6-18 months. Each specific brand offers slightly different results and may last longer or shorter than the others. Using these treatments in combination with additional cosmetic and restorative skin treatments can delay the signs of aging and help patients to look as good as they feel.
Dermal facial injections do not require a long recovery time, and patients should able to return to work or other activities as soon as the injection process is completed. For the first 24-hours, patients may have to avoid excessive activity as well as exposure to the sun and heat in order to allow the skin to heal. There can also be some temporary minor bruising, tenderness, redness, or numbness at the injection site.