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Do Filler Injections Hurt?

Do Filler Injections Hurt?

Part of an OB/GYN practice is helping women feel and look their best. You already know that you can count on us to protect your physical health but we can also help you with your aesthetics too.

As you get older, the skin on your face gets thinner and often begins to sag. This is a normal and expected part of aging but it’s not one that many people appreciate. Fortunately, dermal fillers are safe, FDA-approved treatments to plump up your skin again. The providers at the Center for Women’s Health Richmond in Richmond, Texas, explain what you can expect when getting fillers. 

What dermal fillers are

Dermal fillers are FDA-approved injectable compounds that are designed to help plump up your face. At the Center for Women’s Health, we offer Restylane® and Juvederm® fillers. 

These are both made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that’s naturally produced by your body. This means that your body won’t reject it as being a foreign object. The procedure to get the injections usually only takes about an hour and the results last for months to years.

The areas you can treat with fillers

Dermal fillers give you a more plump and youthful appearance. Fillers can be used in multiple treatment areas, including:

When you get fillers, you should expect your skin to look fuller and more youthful. Although the fillers are absorbable by your body, this process usually takes several months. You should have results that last for at least six months to a year.

Do filler injections hurt?

We deliver dermal fillers by injection into your skin. You may wonder if these injections hurt, especially if you have a fear of needles.

Fortunately, we numb your skin before you receive the injections. We give you a topical anesthetic, which makes the injections a lot less painful. 

Your results depend on the size of your injection area. If you want to plump up your skin a lot or make more changes, you may have a stronger reaction to them.

Normal side effects of fillers

Although fillers are safe and FDA-approved, it’s also normal and common to have some side effects after the procedure.

Some of these side effects may include the following:

You should expect these side effects to disappear gradually over a couple of days.

The providers at the Center for Women’s Health Richmond specialize in creating a natural look that doesn’t ever look frozen or artificial. Our goal is to help you become the best version of yourself that you can be.

If you would like to get fillers, schedule a consultation with us. Contact the providers at the Center for Women’s Health Richmond or request an appointment online.

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