How long does it take?

10 - 15 minutes

Is it painful?

Most clients have minimal discomfort, on a scale of 1-10, they are a 2-3. This is less painful than laser hair-removal.

How swollen will I be?

Again, everyone is different, but most people mildly swell at most. 

What about bruises?

Some people are pre-disposed to bruise, avoiding vitamins, alcohol, and ibuprofen type products can decrease the chances of a bruise. Bruising comes in three sizes: Small (like the tip of a needle), medium (like the back of pencil or two pencils), and large (gum-ball sized). Depending on the type of bruise they can last 2-3 days or up to 2 weeks respectively.  Arnika pills ($50) can be purchased during your visit that can help heal bruises. From time to time a laser can be used to speed up the process if warranted. 

How long does it last?

Typically injections last 6 - 18 months depending on multiple factors including product used. I've seen people that have had fillers lasting as little as 2 months and as much as 3 years.

I don't know what product to use.

I typically recommend the juvederm line of products. Depending on your aesthetic goals and signs of aging, we can select what is right for you. New generation Juvederms include vollure can sometimes be used as well. These will be discussed in person if necessary for your treatment.

Does it hurt?

Most people state pain is minimal with the average pain level reported 1 out of 10. 

I've heard about people having bumps...

Unfortunately bumps do happen! If a doctor tells you that bumps never happen, be cautious, they do happen but it is not VERY common. Most bumps are small resolving bruises or some of the product. Usually you can massage them out after 2 weeks time, otherwise small droplet injections of a dissolver can be used in rare-instances to help get rid of these bumps

When can I go back to normal activities?

After about 24hrs you can resume normal activities

Can I fly after the procedure?

Yes, but keep in mind that flying makes you dehydrated so try to avoid salty foods and drink tons of water. 

When Can I work out?

You can return to normal activities the next morning.