Midface filler is a powerhouse in the filler family. It restores lost facial volume and simultaneously reduces wrinkles—the total rejuvenation package. It is a workhorse capable of tweaking the nose without going under the knife, plumping what age has stolen, correcting hollowness under the eyes, and lifting jowls.BOOK NOWBOOK CONSULTATION
Midface fillers are made of Hyaluronic acid gel and are injected into strategic areas of the midface using an ultra-fine needle. Midface fillers are more robust, meaning they take up a lot of space. Because of this, they have the volume necessary to significantly plump the cheeks and nasolabial folds, correct hollow under eyes, and alter the nose.
Replacing lost volume in the cheeks with midface filler also treats jowls in the lower face. Most people think filler would be injected into the lower face to correct jowls, but that is a misconception. Jowls develop as a result of volume loss in the midface. As we lose volume in our cheeks, the skin sitting on top of them loses its support structure and therefore drops. When we replace lost volume in the cheeks, the skin from that line down is lifted, and so are jowls.
Midface filler is a heavy lifter for aging skin; it excels at creating structure and support for a variety of results.
Every filler appointment at Esthetics Center begins with a consultation with one of our skilled nurses to discuss your goals and concerns at length. We will also assess your medical history during this consultation to help choose the appropriate treatment and product. Before beginning any injections or other treatments, we will take before and after pictures to track your progress towards achieving your goals. You will be out the door and able to resume normal activities within 30-60 minutes with just a few instructions for aftercare.
Most patients find midface filler treatments quite tolerable. We are also happy to offer topical numbing and icing to the treatment area to increase your comfort. In addition, many fillers are infused with lidocaine to reduce pain. Finally, we use a blunt-tip cannula instead of a needle whenever possible because it is safer and less traumatic to the tissue. This means less bruising, swelling, and downtime.
Midface filler is safe and effective for the majority of patients. In fact, most dermal fillers are! Hyaluronic Acid is naturally occurring in the body, which means that it can be injected without a high risk of an allergic reaction or other side effects. Anyone who:
makes an excellent midface filler candidate.
Midface filler typically lasts between 6-24 months, depending on the product used. But it’s important to know that every body responds differently to filler. Esthetic Center stocks a range of products so that we can be sure to use the filler that best suits our patient’s needs. We will discuss your goals and preferences at your consultation so that we can choose the right product together.
Using filler consistently yields better results in the long run, so we recommend finding a doctor or nurse you trust. At Esthetics Center, we partner with you to develop a long-term plan to keep you looking your best.
Midface filler can be dissolved if you are ever unhappy with your results.
No, our goal is never to make people look unnatural or overdone. As the saying goes, “The best injectable is undetectable.” It is important to have your filler injections administered by professionals with experience and knowledge to avoid looking overfilled. All of our injectors at Esthetics Center are highly-skilled Registered Nurses or Physician Assistants to ensure that you get quality care and results.
Yes, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, and it is considered safe and effective in restoring volume. However, as with any medical or cosmetic procedure, the most important thing you can do is make sure you see a licensed and trained professional. Doing so ensures that you are getting high-quality products and that they will be injected correctly.
The main side effects of any injectable treatment are bruising, redness, swelling, and mild discomfort during the healing phase, but we take measures to minimize these. One such measure is using a blunt-tip cannula instead of a needle. A blunt-tip cannula is safer and less traumatic to the tissue, ensuring less bruising, swelling, and downtime.
You can also do things before treatment to minimize discomfort and bruising. Avoid any food, supplement, or medication that thins your blood, including ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, flaxseed, and alcohol. You may use arnica supplements before the treatment and during the recovery phase to minimize bruising and swelling. If you are unsure if something you are taking might interfere with your treatment, please call our office, and we will be happy to assist you.
Following a few simple aftercare instructions can also help minimize your downtime and discomfort. For example, we recommend you refrain from using makeup or skincare products on the day of treatment. In addition, you should not engage in heavy exercise for 24 hours post-treatment. Finally, sleeping with your head slightly elevated the evening after treatment will also decrease swelling.
Dr. Rice received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California where he also completed an internship in general surgery and specialty surgical training in Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Dr. Rice went on to complete advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is double board-certified…LEARN MORE