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Fillers Specialist

Aesthetic Lab

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Modesto, CA & Turlock, CA

Losing volume in the face or hands may result in more appearance changes than you expect. At Aesthetic Lab in Modesto and Turlock, California, Nandeesh Veerappa, MD, and Gifty Aidoo, FNP-C, use fillers to soften features like scars and wrinkles. You can also use fillers to get plumper lips or a more symmetrical facial shape. To book a consultation, call Aesthetic Lab or schedule an appointment online today.

Fillers Q & A

What are fillers?

Fillers, also called dermal fillers, are substances a trained provider can inject under your skin to boost volume in the underlying tissues. These products simulate the appearance of subdermal fat, which diminishes as you age and lose collagen. Subdermal fat and collagen loss also contribute to age-related facial features like sagging skin and wrinkles. 

At Aesthetic Lab, your provider meticulously plans your treatment with fillers after examining your facial anatomy. They use Juvéderm® fillers for all of these treatments, containing a primary ingredient called hyaluronic acid. The treatment takes about an hour and happens after your provider offers numbing options like ice or topical anesthesia. 

Some Juvéderm products contain lidocaine, which further numbs the tissues during the injections. You can resume your day as usual for the most part after getting fillers, but you should hold off on strenuous exercise for a few days to minimize bruising. 

What are the results of fillers?

Certified aesthetic injectors can plan and execute filler injections to meet a wide range of beauty needs. The fillers provide soft volume that sits beneath the skin to sculpt more ample lips, cheeks, temples, or even hands. 

A few specific results of filler treatments include:

  • Plumper lips
  • Better facial symmetry
  • Fewer large wrinkles
  • Fewer recessed scars
  • Hand rejuvenation
  • Lifted brows

Your provider customizes your treatment according to your goals and makes sure the final result looks great on you. They always aim for a natural-looking appearance that lends to a more youthful look and not a whole new face entirely. 

Aesthetic Lab uses fillers to perform specific treatments such as the pan facial and liquid facelift. The effects of the procedures last for six months or longer and appear right away. 

How should I prepare for fillers?

Getting any type of injection can be daunting if you’re nervous around needles or don’t know what to expect. One of the best steps to prepare for fillers is to bring a list of questions about the treatment to your consultation at Aesthetic Lab. Your provider answers them in detail and makes sure you understand the process. 

Leading up to the injections, you can take a few steps to make the treatment and recovery smoother. For example, your provider may suggest stopping the use of certain medications and supplements ahead of time, especially if they cause excessive bleeding or bruising. 

You can also prepare for fillers by minimizing alcohol consumption, salty foods, and hair removal treatments. 

Find out more about fillers and their benefits by calling Aesthetic Lab or booking an appointment online today.