Questions & Answers
I'm interested in a filler but, i'm not sure which one is right for me?
Please call our office and schedule a complimentary consultation with Kathy Nicassio R.N. ANS to discuss your concerns and which treatment may work best for you.
Will I bruise?
Bruising is quite common after any injection. It is best to avoid aspirin (unless prescribed by your doctor), fish oil supplements and alcohol one week prior to your treatment. If bruising does occur, we recommend Arnica, which is available in a natural cream and pill formulation. Many of our patients feel is helps with swelling and bruising. If bruising develops, it can take 1-2 weeks to resolve.
How many syringes will I need?
It is difficult to tell, as every person varies. We recommend scheduling a complimentary consultation with Kathy Nicassio R.N. to establish a treatment plan that fits your goals and budget.
How long will the filler last?
Voluma XC has been shown to last up to 2 years.
Kathy Nicassio R.N., A.N.S. uses different dermal fillers to provide her clients with natural looking results.
How It Helps
Voluma XC is the only injectable hyaluronic acid gel that is FDA approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. Hyaluroinic Acid is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. Along with adding volume, Voluma XC also provides a subtle lift that helps restore cheek contours and a more youthful profile. Results from Voluma XC injections have been shown to last for up to 2 years.
Because of her years of expertise with injectable fillers, Kathy Nicassio RN, our aesthetic nurse specialist, was selected by Allergan to train physicians and nurses throughout California on the art and technique of using Voluma.
Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Kathy in our Santa Barbara office to learn more about the benefits of Juvederm and Voluma.
How to Prepare
We ask that you arrive make-up free when possible and if you would like to have a topical numbing cream applied to the injection area(s) please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
Following your dermal filler treatment do not work out or lay down for 4 hours following your treatment.
Do not have any facial laser procedures for two weeks following your treatment.
Bruising is possible and therefore, we recommend that you schedule any social plans accordingly.
Arnica supplements have been shown to reduce discomfort, bruising and swelling from injectable procedures. Arnica pills may be started the day before or the day of treatment and should be continued until bruising has resolved
What Patients Are Saying...
— Female Patient, Age 65