10 Common Filler Concerns

1.  Filler costs too much.

  • The cost per day is no more than a Starbucks coffee.
  • We will spend a large sum of money on an outfit for a special occasion that we may wear only once but we wear our face every day – isn’t it worth the investment?
  • As Dr. Bonnett is doing the injections, your treatment may be tax deductible.
  • Start with one area to keep the cost to a minimum.

2. Why would I get something temporary done when there are permanent options available?

  • Permanent fillers can equal permanent problems.
  • Permanent fillers will not match the needs of your face.  Your face will continue to age but the permanent filler will not.
  • There is no need for an allergy test with temporary fillers.
  • Permanent fillers do not have the same hydrophilic properties as temporary fillers so it does not draw in the same amount of moisture.
  • Permanent filler complications cannot be reversed.

3. I don’t want people to know that I have had something done.  Aren’t filler treatments obvious?

  • Dr. Bonnett will do the treatment in a conservative manner so that you do not look overdone.
  • Dr. Bonnett has had extensive training so she knows what to inject, where to inject it and how much to inject to get the desired result.
  • Since side effects following treatments are possible, but minimal, you can either plan a good time for treatment or prepare a story (ex. dental work done)!

4. Why should I choose filler over some of your other services like BOTOX?

  • Fillers are used for volume loss.  BOTOX is used for dynamic lines.
  • Filler and BOTOX can be used together.
  • Dr. Bonnett will help you to decide which treatment is best for you.

5. What happens if I decide I don’t want to continue treatment?

  • Within 6 months, the fillers will naturally be broken down by your body so it is not a permanent result.
  • You will likely want to continue the treatment because of the benefits you will receive from the treatment.

6.  What is the filler made of?

  • Juvederm is made up of hyaluronic acid (HA) which already exists in our bodies. It is present most abundantly in our skin.  As we age, our natural HA stores begin to deplete.
  • HA is a complex sugar which attracts water. This is why, as we age, we need to apply more moisturizers.  The less HA in the area, the dryer our skin willbecome.

7. Aren’t the actual treatments really painful?

  • New and improved filler now contains lidocaine which reduces pain up to one hour post-treatment.
  • Dr. Bonnett is an advanced injector which will reduce discomfort duringtreatments.

8. Why would I get an injection when there are lots of different creams on the market that promise to do the same thing?

  • Creams only work on the surface of the skin.  They do not add volume underneath like filler can.
  • Creams will actually cost more than filler as you need to continuously purchase them and they do not offer the same results.
  • Many people have allergies/sensitivities to creams especially if there are perfumes in them.  There are minimal allergies to filler.

9. How long can I expect my treatment to last?

  • Longevity is dependent on where you are having your injection.  Lips break down much faster as there is a lack of support and there is much more movement than in the cheek area.  The amount of filler you have injected also dictates how long it will last.  The amount Dr. Bonnett suggests is what she feels you will need for volume which will last a substantial amount of time.

10. What can I expect following my treatment?  What downtime am I looking at?

  • Following your treatment, you may experience minor swelling, bruising and tenderness in the area.  There is little to no downtime with filler and the side effects are minor.  All can be covered up with make-up.

For more information on fillers and others treatment options, contact our office