Treatment usually takes between 15 minutes to an hour. Before the injection is given we will map your face and carefully mark the areas where the injections will be placed. This step is crucial to making sure that your facial symmetry remains intact so during the first session we may spend extra time on this step to make sure we find the exact spot where each injection should be given. When you come back for subsequent sessions this part of the treatment won’t take as long.
Cleaning & Numbing
After the face mapping is done we will clean the area where the injection is going to be given with an antibacterial cleaner, and if you are worried about the pain, we will apply a topical numbing agent like a lidocaine cream. Once your face is numb, and you won’t feel the needle.
The injection itself takes only a few moments. After the injection, we will assess the success of the injection and decide whether or not more filler is needed to get the look that you want. We may end up injecting more filler, or we may decide to wait until your next session to see if more filler is needed.
And we are done. After making sure that you’re comfortable and you don’t feel any pain, numbness or stinging sensations, you will be ready to go. We will give you complete aftercare instructions that may require you to be less active for a couple of days in order to give the treated area time to heal, but in general, you should be able to resume all your normal activities within a day or two.