Filler injections, on average, take 15-45 minutes, depending on which areas are being corrected, with lip filler appointments averaging closer to 45 minutes. It is important to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, Motrin, or other blood thinners, unless taken for medical purposes, before your appointment to prevent bruising. If you have a history of cold sores, please let our office know, as lip injections could increase the risk of recurrence, and preventative medication can be provided. After you consult with Dr. Vinyard, your injection may be performed on the same day, depending on availability.
Your face will be cleaned, and injection spots will be selected. For precision, we will mark your face before administering the injections with a fine needle. For your comfort, Juvéderm's formula has a numbing agent. If requested, the injector can apply an additional numbing cream to ensure the procedure is painless. After your treatment, you can return to your daily routine, but strenuous activity, including exercise, should be avoided for at least 24 hours. You should be careful not to touch your face after treatment to avoid massaging the filler into other areas.
Juvéderm treatments in Port Saint Lucie usually last 9-18 months, depending on the area injected and your metabolism. The body slowly and naturally absorbs the product. At this point, you will be able to notice the wrinkle has returned, although some residual correction may persist. To maximize your results for facial rejuvenation utilizing a non-surgical approach, you may also benefit from BOTOX treatment to address wrinkles in the upper part of the face, such as the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, and around the crow's feet. The combination of injectable filler and BOTOX Cosmetic is called a "liquid facelift."