Cosmetic Injections FAQs

It’s natural to have questions about dermal fillers and cosmetic injections. At the San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we want you to feel comfortable and excited about your treatment. To help put your mind at ease, here are some of the most common questions asked during a free consultation.

How Long is a Typical Injection or Filler Appointment?

Dermal filler treatments can be performed very quickly while remaining safe. Treatment in a single area might take as little as five minutes. When several injections are used in one area, it might take as much as 30 minutes. If this is your first time getting an injection or filler, budget about an hour for the paperwork you might need to fill out and the preparation necessary.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Injection Treatment?

After your injection treatment, you’ll be ready to return to your normal routine right away. However, you might experience some mild soreness, swelling, tenderness or redness. These symptoms can clear up very quickly, but might last as long as seven days. If you’ve received lip injections, it may be about 14 days before you have completely recovered.

I’ve heard that Injections and Fillers are Expensive. What Do They Really Cost?

Injections can be very inexpensive! It depends on how many “units” of filler you need to achieve the desired look. In some cases, patients can obtain excellent results with just one, two or three units. Depending on the dermal filler used, a unit may be about $100 or somewhat more. That’s not taking into account any special deals, either.

Can Injections and Dermal Fillers be used for Acne Scars?

Can dermal fillers help acne scars? The answer is yes! Injections are a great way to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, acne scarring. They are generally most effective with rolling scars and boxcar scars. Plus, they can help restore the volume and fullness to the skin that can be reduced by acne scars and certain types of acne treatment. The best treatment for you depends on a number of factors.

Can Cosmetic Injections be used to Get Rid of Eye Bags?

In most cases, puffiness under the eyes is caused by eyelid fat that bulges against the eyelid skin, often as a result of herniation. Although non-surgical methods cannot completely eliminate these “bags,” cosmetic injections can be used to significantly reduce the appearance of bags. Fillers add volume, allowing indentations to be smoothed out without using cosmetic surgery.

San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic

Dr. Parvin Mani ensures all your questions are answered before beginning treatment during your personalized consultation. To go over your beauty goals and find out if cosmetic injections are a good fit for you, call our San Diego office at 855-661-4229 or contact us online.