Dermal Filler Procedure Details
Our Facial Filler Experts Are Your Key to Youthfulness
It’s natural to lose volume in the face with age. You might notice wrinkles. Thinning lips, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, or exaggerated jowls more than you did in the past. This results from the natural deterioration of the underlying bone and soft tissue in the face. Thankfully, there is a way to safely improve the loss of volume: facial fillers.
At Metropolitan Skin Clinic, we have an expert team with over 10 years of filler injection experience. We offer hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Juvederm to improve various facial areas such as the cheeks and lips to provide a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can also be injected to improve lost facial volume in the cheeks or chin.
What Areas Do We Treat with Dermal Filler Injections?
Our team uses injectables to smooth facial folds and wrinkles in a variety of areas. Here are only some examples.
We Use the Advanced Juvéderm® Family Fillers
Juvederm is a category of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers that come in different formations. There are smaller or larger particles that work to achieve the desired effect in the treatment area. It naturally binds with water to hydrate and plump the treatment area. Below are the different varieties.
Meet Our Expert Filler Injectors
One of the most important parts of your filler injections is finding a team that is qualified and experienced to administer the injections. The last thing you want is to invest your time and money into a service only to be gravely disappointed by the results. At the Metropolitan Skin Clinic, we pride ourselves on building a team of experienced and passionate injectors who will artfully place each injection. No matter who completes your injections, you’re in great hands! Each patient will get a customized treatment plan that addresses their unique desires. To get to know our team of passionate and capable injectors, read more below.
Carrie Lucio, APRN, CNP
Carrie has been a nurse practitioner for 5 years, and a registered nurse for over 15 years. She has experience in primary care, dermatology, cosmetic injecting and wound care. Carrie has been preforming cosmetic injections since 2007 and has loved providing services to her patients including Botox, soft tissue fillers, micro-needling and skin care consultation. Her favorite thing about cosmetic medicine is helping people look refreshed and polished as the best version of themselves. She is excited to see her patients and help build a treatment plan to reach their cosmetic goals.
Co-owner and Clinic Coordinator, Suzanne St. James is a licensed Certified Instructor in Cosmetology, Skin Care analysis, and application. Known and respected in the industry, Suzanne is certified in cosmetic Injections, Dermal Fillers, and Laser Technology. She helped develop our medical-grade skincare line that bears her name; St. James.
How Are Filler Injections Performed?
Before we move forward with injections, we always start with a consultation where we discuss your goals and areas of concern. Once we have a better idea of what you want to achieve with your filler, we will help you select the right product to meet your goals. There are a wide variety of products, each with unique properties to achieve different types of results.
Once the product has been selected, it’s time to prepare the treatment area. Our experienced injectors will talk over the procedure and map out the injection points. We will use an antiseptic and even a topical numbing agent to minimize any pain or discomfort that you’d feel. From there, the injector will make small, calculated injections and massage the product into the ideal area of your skin.
What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?
You might be wondering about the specific benefits of dermal fillers. Here are some positives that you might not have considered.
- They’re a great way to reduce the appearance of acne marks, scars, blemishes, and other imperfections that might make you feel self-conscious
- Dermal fillers can help restore hollowness in your jowls and your cheeks for a fuller and more youthful appearance
- The duration of dermal fillers is long, meaning that your investment will last for up to a year or more depending on the product that’s used
- Fillers allow for minor and subtle changes that don’t result in a drastic change in appearance following the procedure
- There is absolutely no downtime following dermal fillers, and you’ll be able to return to your normal routine in only a few hours
How Long Do Facial Fillers Last?
Depending on the product that’s used, dermal fillers last anywhere from 6-18 months. It’s normal to see a bit of swelling and bruising following the injections that will subside over 1-2 weeks after your appointment. The more often you get dermal fillers, the less often you’ll need to get touch-ups between appointments.
How Long Does a Filler Injection Take?
The total length of your dermal filler appointment will be anywhere from 60-90 minutes. Unlike Botox procedures, there is a bit more that goes into a successful dermal filler appointment. Once the product has been injected, you might feel slight discomfort. You should avoid alcohol, strenuous exercise, or high temperatures for roughly 24 hours after your appointment, and it could take up to 2 weeks for the redness, bruising, and swelling to subside.
What Is the Cost of Dermal Fillers In Minneapolis?
The cost of dermal fillers depends on the product that’s used. Costs range anywhere from $500 to $1,300 for 1mL of product. The price depends on:
- The area of the face being treated
- How extensive the procedure is
- How many syringes of the product are needed
Our price range and Metropolitan is:
- Lip flip – $125
- Lip filler – $900
- Mini Lift – $2,700
- Metro Lift – $3,600
- Max Lift – $4,500