Upper face filler is often overlooked in the world of dermal fillers, but they’re vital when we’re working towards a youthful, refreshed appearance. Filling in sunken areas and frown lines softens your appearance and lets your eyes shine through. We want your beautiful eyes to be the focal point of your upper face!BOOK NOWBOOK CONSULTATION
Upper face fillers are dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid gel injected into the temple, and between the eyebrows. These areas aren’t usually the first that pop into people’s heads when they think about anti-aging, but they can dramatically age your appearance. Frown lines—the two parallel wrinkles between the eyebrows that develop as you repeatedly furrow your brows—can look harsh and hollowness in the temples is a telltale sign of aging. Upper face filler makes a dramatic difference for for both concerns. It replaces volume loss and plumps harsh lines, giving you back your soft, youthful face.
Upper face fillers can treat moderate to severe frown lines (nicknamed “elevens”) and volume loss in the temples.
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 upper face filler treatments quite tolerable. We are 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.
Just about anyone is a good candidate for dermal filler. Someone noticing aging in their upper face, particularly sunken temples and deep lines, makes a great candidate for upper face filler.
Upper face 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.
Upper face 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