Side effects are usually mild including redness at the injection site (briefly), swelling at the injection site (briefly), bleeding or bruising, infection (rare), facial droop (rare), and others listed on the consent form.
Essentially no. The injections take less than 10 minutes. The effect takes approximately 2-5 days to start working and final complete in 10-14 days. Your doctor may ask you to come back in 2 weeks to examine the effects and make sure no touch up is necessary.
Fillers are gels made of substances found in natural skin including hyaluronic acid. These substances reduce in aging skin which leads to decrease hydration and volume loss including the “parentheses” lines around your mouth.
They will be injected under the skin to increase the volume almost immediately. This smoothes away the facial wrinkles and folds. Also, they can be used anywhere volume loss is evident including lips and cheeks.