Dermal Fillers and Injectables in Boston, MA
Are you looking for the newest innovations in dermal fillers and cosmetic skin care in the Greater Boston area? If you want to return to your younger-looking days, you need to visit Neem Medical Spa. With locations in Winchester and Somerville, our practice proudly offers a large array of specialized filler treatments. We have treatments available for every dermatological issue and skin type.
What Are Injectable Fillers?
An injectable filler is a substance that can be injected into parts of the face to smooth its appearance and restore a youthful glow. Most fillers are used for creases, wrinkles, and lines, but some are used to add volume to sunken areas of the face and to intensify lips.
There are a plethora of injectable fillers on the market, and all have been proven to be safe to use. Some of the most common types are Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse®, which are made from hyaluronic acid, fats, and collagen. These treatments are only temporary and need to be reapplied every so often.
Benefits Of Injectable Fillers
The best reason for choosing injectable fillers over surgical procedures is the convenience. Injectable filler treatments can be done on an outpatient basis, and there is no additional recovery time needed. Not only is the treatment minimally invasive, but it is also quick and will not interrupt your normal activities. Because treatment takes less than one hour, some patients choose to receive their treatments on their lunch break.
After your first treatment, you will notice a slight improvement, but some patients’ results are bit more gradual. These patients may require several treatments to achieve their desired results.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Injectable Fillers?
Any person that has concerns about particular signs of aging can benefit from injectable fillers. These conditions include creases, wrinkles, laugh lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, thin lips that lack definition, acne scars, sagging skin, and smoking lines above the lips.
Dermal Fillers and Injectables Offered at Neem Medical Spa
- Restylane® Silk
- Restylane® Lyft
What Will Happen During a Consultation for Injectable Fillers?
When you come in for your consultation, you will either meet with an aesthetician, nurse, or Dr. Sandhu. The purpose of the consultation is to discuss your medical history and goals for treatment. You will also undergo a quick skin examination during which photographs of your skin may or may not be taken. This will help Dr. Sandhu decide which specific injectable will best work with your skin type and give you the results that you desire. She will then explain the entire treatment, including the anesthesia and recovery time required, as well as the costs of the procedure.
Will I Receive Anesthesia for My Injectable Filler Procedure?
Yes. You will either be injected with a local anesthetic, or the doctor may apply a numbing agent. The anesthetic will depend on the treatment, your skin, and your pain tolerance.
How Are Injectable Fillers Performed?
The doctor or nurse will inject the filler directly beneath the treated skin using a fine needle. The procedure is not complicated at all and usually lasts for about 45 minutes.
How Much Pain Can I Expect from The Injectable Filler Procedure?
There is a little bit of pain associated with the needle being inserted into the skin. You may also have a bit of pain afterward that wears away quickly.
What Should I Expect of The Recovery After My Injectable Filler Procedure?
You may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, depending upon the filler used. However, side effects are usually minimal and typically clear up after 48 hours.
Should I Plan to Take Time Off from Work After My Injectable Filler Procedure?
Most patients resume normal activities, such as work, right after having an injectable filler procedure without incident.
What Risks Are Associated with Injectable Fillers?
The risks depend on the injectable filler that is used. For example, Radiesse® has been known to cause lumping, granulomas, and droopy eyelids. However, some rare general risks include allergic reactions, discoloration, numbness, and reactions to some anesthetics.
Will My Injectable Filler Procedure Be Covered by Insurance?
If your injectable filler is not a medical necessity, it is considered a cosmetic procedure. As such, it is not typically covered by insurance.
How Much Do Dermal Fillers and Injectables Cost In Boston?
Your cost is completely dependent upon the exact products that we use during your dermal filler and injectable procedure. However, Dr. Sandhu and her team will provide you with a complete cost breakdown at the time of your consultation.
The doctor accepts credit cards, personal checks, cash, and even has financing options for those that qualify.
How Long Can I Expect the Results Of My Injectable Filler Procedure To Last?
Your results all depend on the type of filler you received during your treatment. Almost all fillers are temporary and require multiple visits to achieve desired results followed by visits to maintain the results. Typically, Voluma® can last up to two years, while Radiesse® is designed to last for 18 months. Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft only last one year.
To make an appointment for dermal fillers and injectables at Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester and serving the Greater Boston area, please contact us today. We highly suggest scheduling a free consultation via our online form so we can assess your concerns and create a skin care or body plan specifically for your needs.