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    Facial Fillers

    At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Talon Maningas and Beth Henderson RN, BSN, our aesthetic nurse injector, are experts at listening to your concerns, evaluating your aesthetic needs, and recommending a customized treatment plan for facial fillers. We don’t believe that one size fits all and understand that your skin and aesthetic goals are unique to you.

    What are Facial Fillers?

    Also Known As Dermal Fillers or Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

    A dermal filler is a gel-like, volumizing substance that is injected beneath the skin to treat wrinkles, restore lost volume or enhance facial contours. Over the last few years, more than 1 million men and women annually have chosen this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.

    At our Joplin cosmetic surgery center, we use several types of facial fillers: Restylane, Juvéderm, Sculptra, and Radiesse. When performed by a qualified injector, all are completely safe and clinically proven to provide results. Radiesse volumizing filler acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure, stimulating your own natural collagen to grow, and smoothing wrinkles. Restylane and Juvéderm are cosmetic facial fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that exists naturally in the human body. Sculptra Aesthetic is made from poly-L lactic acid and is an indirect filler that restores volume by causing your own cells to naturally produce more of your own collagen.

    WHAT DOES IT COST?

    Depending on area, fillers can range from $677 - $810 per syringe

    WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?

    There is no downtime or long recovery process. Swelling and bruising are common.

    WILL I HAVE RESTRICTIONS?

    No high intensity activities for 24 hours

    WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?

    Female or Male, 21 - 65+ Years Old and Generally in Good Health

    Are facial fillers right for me?

    As you age, your body’s natural collagen production decreases, which is a major factor in the development of wrinkles. This is because collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin plump, youthful looking and smooth. If you wish to combat wrinkles and aging skin or any of the following describe you, facial fillers could be an option to consider:

    • You have deep lines or wrinkles around the eyes, brow or mouth • You would like to change the contours of your jaw, nose or lips • You want to boost volume in your lips or cheeks • You are interested in a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment option • You are okay with subtle results that are not permanent • You are not quite ready for surgical options like facetite, facelifts or fat transfers

    How can dermal fillers enhance my appearance?

    While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles, although they are excellent at this too! Here are a few of the common issues facial fillers can help address:

    • Smooth out wrinkles around nose and mouth. (a.k.a. marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses) • Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks • Diminish vertical lip lines • Add volume to and enhance the lips • Smooth out a chin crease • Contour the nose

    Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling of the skin around treated areas, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment.

    How long do results last?

    How long results last varies depending on the product used, the area of treatment, and the patient. Generally speaking, the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected into the skin, the longer it will last, although this is not a hard and fast rule. To maintain your results, your cosmetic surgeon will simply repeat treatment, adjusting the amount and techniques as necessary to ensure optimal results.

    Results By Filler Type

    Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to be the most temporary option, and therefore are often recommended for first-time filler patients. These will typically last from 6 to 18 months, depending on treatment and product(s) used. For example, injections to restore volume to the lips will wear out a little faster than those to smooth wrinkles along the nasolabial folds. Certain hyaluronic acid fillers, like VOLUMA, are formulated to last longer, but are usually limited to certain areas, such as the cheeks.

    Synthetic fillers tend to be longer lasting, as they are not absorbed by the body. They can be a great option for the right patient, but you’ll want to be ready to commit to results that will be there for several years—and take care to choose an experienced, qualified provider whose aesthetic style you like.

    Had a great experience. Dr. Maningas and his staff are very kind. All of my questions were clearly answered and I felt completely comfortable.

    Patient Testimonial

    I cannot not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Maningas and his practice. Everyone is so pleasant. I could not be more happy with the care I received!

    Patient Testimonial

    Dr. Maningas is a fine person, skilled surgeon, and enjoys helping his patients. He will be a true asset to the community and I look forward to his return to Joplin.

    Frank Shagets, MD

    What else do I need to know about fillers?

    I HAVE AN EVENT, WHEN SHOULD I GET FILLERS?

    We recommend getting any type of filler treatment done at least 2 or more weeks before any big event. This allows type for any swelling and bruising to subside and your result to be natural and beautiful.

    DO I HAVE TO KEEP GETTING FILLER INJECTIONS?

    Yes. The most common type of filler that we use is a hyaluronic acid filler. They are a temporary option since overtime they will be absorbed by the body. They can also be dissolved if necessary. These will typically last from 6 to 18 months, depending on treatment and product(s) used.

    WILL I BRUISE FROM FILLER TREATMENTS?

    Every patient is different. Bruising is not uncommon and is possible. NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or blood thinners, can increase the likelihood of bruising so be sure to let your provider know if you are or have been taking medications that would fall into this category.

    Learn more about facial fillers in  Joplin, MO

    At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, our aesthetic Nurse Injector, Beth Henderson RN, BSN, performs filler injections for our Joplin-area patients. We also offer a full range of med spa procedures and services, such as Botox, laser hair removal, hormone therapy, and custom facials, including the popular HydraFacial.  Schedule your consultation online or call (417) 487-4608 today!

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    Submit a consultation request and one of our patient care coordinators will get back to you soon

    about making an appointment that fits best with your schedule and surgical timeline.

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      know of your interest and to gather more information so we can efficiently assist you.