Facial Fillers Specialist

Advanced Skin Care & Permanent MakeUp

Esthetician & Medical Spa located in Libertyville, IL

Facial fillers have a number of uses, including making thin lips more plump and eliminating wrinkles. People living in the Libertyville, Illinois area can get safe and effective facial filler treatments at Advanced Skin Care & Permanent MakeUp to reduce the signs of aging.

Facial Fillers Q & A

What are facial fillers used for?

Facial fillers are naturally derived or synthetic injections that fill in targeted areas in the face. They work by making the targeted areas more plump. Facial fillers are used for reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and other creases in the face. They’re also used for making thin lips more plump, filling out areas with recessed scars, and improving the appearance of shallow contours.

Which patients are good candidates for facial fillers?

People who are experiencing early signs of the aging process can get facial fillers if they’re considered suitable candidates. Those who don’t smoke and are in good physical health are generally considered good candidates for the treatment. The estheticians at Advanced Skin Care & Permanent MakeUp determine whether or not patients can have facial fillers done.

What can patients expect during treatment?

Facial filler treatment sessions begin with determining where injections should be done. These areas are then cleaned with antibacterial agents to reduce the risk of infection. Numbing agents can be used for people concerned about discomfort or pain. Facial filler injection sessions can take between 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how many injections are needed. After each injection, the treated area is massaged and examined to determine if any additional facial filler is needed.

How long does it take to recover?

People who have facial filler injections can expect facial swelling and slight soreness after the session. The injected areas might feel mildly sore or sensitive for 1-2 days. Using an ice pack can reduce facial swelling and ease soreness during recovery.

Are facial fillers safe?

Facial fillers are generally considered safe, although there are some risks associated with their use. These risks differ based on the type of filler injected. Some of the risks associated with facial fillers include redness, bruising, infection, and an itchy rash. Other risks include lumps, skin damage, and bleeding at the treated sites. Those who have facial fillers should receive information about these risks before having the injections.

To learn more about facial fillers, please contact Advanced Skin Care & Permanent MakeUp.