With age or weight loss, we lose volume in some areas of the face. Fillers are injectable products that allow us to “plump back up” without surgery. Fillers can also be used to soften wrinkles and, of course, to create bigger, fuller lips.

How does it work: Most fillers are gel-type products that can stay in our bodies for long periods of time and eventually do get absorbed, but at a very slow rate. Until the fillers are fully absorbed, they will create volume and keep the shape of the treated area. Correct placement and good massage after injecting it will be key!

All fillers are not the same! At Refine by Dr. Nazia, we offer hyaluronic acid fillers because these products are the safest to use.

Hyaluronic acid is our first choice because it is an essential substance that naturally exists in our body. It is one of the main components around our cells and it helps to keep them in place, like the scaffolding of a building.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the only ones that are 100% reversible, which means there is a reversal agent we can inject in case of any problems or if you change your mind. This is a safety net that only these fillers can offer. Remember, safety first!

Perfect timing: Schedule the treatment after work or during a day that is not that busy. Results will be immediate, and you can expect area swelling. You will need to ice the treated area several times that day. The day after your procedure there is a possibility of bruising, but at that time you will be able to use makeup. 

Ideally, plan for your procedure 2 to 3 weeks prior to a special occasion, this will allow enough time for resolution of bruising and touch-ups, if needed.