What are Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers are injectable treatments designed to enhance your appearance and restore the skin’s vitality. These formulations can be customized to the unique needs of each patient, with options for smoothing away wrinkles, restoring facial volume, and enhancing facial contours. There are many different types of facial fillers and Dr. Schneider will recommend the best possible options. Treatments are quick to perform and results can usually be seen right away. Some fillers last from many months to years, before a touch-up treatment is required, although it depends on the location of the face that is treated.

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Why Consider Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers are a temporary solution for the following concerns:

  • Fine lines and deeper wrinkles in the mid to lower areas of the face
  • Loss of facial volume in the cheeks, jawline and under the eyes
  • Lips that lack fullness or definition
  • Small imperfections or asymmetries around the nose or mouth
  • Mild skin laxity and looseness

Facial Filler Doctor in St. Paul, MN

Facial fillers are a relatively fast, easy way to turn back the clock on your appearance. Dr. Schneider offers a variety of these injectables, ensuring that he can address any patient needs or desired outcome. Residents of the Minneapolis area can find out if facial fillers are the right choice for you, contact Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery.

*Individual results may vary.

How do facial filler injections work?

Facial fillers can be injected in just a few minutes, right in the comfort of our office. The depth of the injection will depend on the specific treatment area. Some formulas for the injections contain lidocaine to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure. Sensitive areas may also require a topical numbing cream prior to the treatment.

What is recovery like?

There is no recovery after facial filler injections, as most patients return to their regular activities right away. Mild swelling or bruising around the injection sites is possible. No pain medication is needed after treatment.

What can I expect from my facial filler results?

Results from facial filler treatments can be seen right away and will improve in the days following the procedure. Treated areas will look smoother with a visible reduction in lines and wrinkles. Youthful volume will be restored, adding definition to key areas like the cheekbones, lips and jawline. Facial fillers typically last 6-12 months, although some of the newer formulas such as Restylane or Radiesse may last even longer before a touch-up procedure is needed.