WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?

Please bring your insurance card, photo id, and any medical records that our providers may want to review.  You can print and download the new patient forms on our website and complete them prior to your visit.  Please go to :  www.apschattanooga.com

WHAT INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept most insurances.  If you have a question or need clarification about a specific insurance, you are welcome to call our office to confirm.

WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?

Dermal fillers are a gel substance injected beneath the skin surface to smooth wrinkles, as well as contour facial features and replace volume that has been lost.  Dermal fillers have been around for since 1981 when they were approved by the FDA.

HOW DO DERMAL FILLERS WORK?

As we age, our face loses volume and contour, giving the appearance of wrinkles and sagging.  Dermal fillers are a great way to replace and enhance the loss of volume, and restore what has been lost giving the patient a more youthful appearance.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DERMAL FILLERS?

In the hands of the right injector a dermal filler can be used to transform and correct issues that patients view as issues for them.  They can create contour, increase volume, smooth wrinkles, but ultimately allow for a renewed self confidence in the person being treated.

WHAT AREAS CAN DERMAL FILLERS BE USED FOR?

Lip enhancement, Deep folds, Facial lines, Wrinkle correction, Lip augmentation, Facial contouring of the cheeks, as well as a temporary chin implant.

HOW ARE DERMAL FILLERS INJECTED, IS THERE MUCH PAIN?

The filler is injected beneath the skin surface.  A skilled injector will manipulate and shape the filler once it is injected to create the proper balance and symmetry.  There is not much pain associated with the injection.  A topical anaesthetic is used to localize the are being treated.

ARE THE RESULTS IMMEDIATE AND HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?

The benefits to using dermal fillers is that the results are immediate, with the patient leaving the appointment with instant gratification of issues being addressed and resolved. Depending on the product that is used, the results of dermal fillers can be 1-2 years.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS WITH USING DERMAL FILLERS?

Side effects are extremely uncommon, however, there is a chance one can anticipate experiencing injection reaction or bruising.  This can include redness at the injection site, or slight bruising from the placement of the cannula.  There is always risk of infection if proper safety measures are not followed.  One extremely rare side effect is necrosis.  It happens when the dermal filler is accidentally injected into the blood vessel and blocks the blood supply to the tissue area.