Who is a candidate?
Patient who has lost volume in specific areas of the face:
Patient unhappy with "tear trough deformity"/dark circles under eye
Patient dissatisfied with size or asymmetry of lips
Patient with deep nasolabial folds (lines running from the side of the nostril to the side of the lips)
Patient with recessed scars
Fillers are administered in the office setting with a small needle. Often numbing cream is applied before injecting facial fillers to minimize discomfort. The type and amount of filler injected vary based on the anatomy and the region of the face.
If you would like to learn more about fillers and if they are right for you, please fill out our contact form and we will be happy to assist you! Alternatively, you can call to schedule a consultation to see Dr. Galanis in Beverly Hills at 310-858-8930 or in Chicago at 844-GALANIS (844-425-2647).
Outpatient procedure performed in 15-30 minutes
Result: Immediate; bruising is rare with most fillers; bruising and swelling more common with lip injections but should resolve by 1-2 weeks. Results should last 3 months to 2 years depending on filler used.
Pain: Variable but typically minimal; numbing cream may be used to minimize discomfort
Activity/Shower/Driving restriction: Avoid strenuous activity, alcohol consumption for 24 hours
Time off work: May return immediately to work
Follow-up: You will be seen in office 2 weeks after procedure