Dermal Fillers

Dermal FillerS

Dermal fillers are injectables used to restore facial volume, rejuvenate the skin and improve overall appearance. As we age, different parts of the face lose shape and fullness—leading to lines. Fillers are used to correct marionette lines, downturns or “parentheses” around the mouth, moderate to deep wrinkles, enhance lips, and counteract sagging. Facial fillers encourage your skin’s own collagen production and they also plump and hydrate where volume has been lost. Our bodies don’t produce as much hyaluronic acid as they used to—dermal fillers are designed to act like the body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. 

We believe in natural-looking, full-volume correction. Results last from 9 months to 2 years depending on the product and location of correction. When you visit Vega Vitality for a complimentary consultation, we will assess your concerns, discuss your available options and create a customized treatment plan that suits your needs.

Filler Options: Belotero, Volbella, Vollure, Voluma, Juvederm, Restylane, Versa

PRE-TREATMENT

To decrease the risk of bruising, we recommend avoiding the following for 3 days prior to your treatment (unless medically contraindicated):

Alcoholic beverages
NSAIDs (advil/ibuprofen/aspirin)
Warfarin
Herbal supplements: Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, Garlic, Ginkgo, Ginseng
Any supplements or medication that increases the chances of blood thinning

No dental work for two weeks prior to your treatment.

If you have a history of any autoimmune and neurological diseases, a consultation is required with your provider prior to treatment.

Arrive to the office with the treatment area clean and free of makeup, lotions, creams or products prior to treatment.

POST-TREATMENT

Do not touch or apply make-up immediately following treatment

Apply ice (gently with light pressure) 3-4 times per day for swelling

Arnica gel or tablets can be used to reduce bruising
and swelling

Avoid alcohol or blood thinners for 24-48 hours

Avoid exercise for 24 hours

Avoid spicy foods for 24 hours

Avoid prolonged exposure to heat or sun for 24 hours

Avoid saunas or steam baths for 2 weeks

Avoid dental work for 2 weeks

Do not massage or apply firm pressure to injection site for 1 week

Do not receive additional skin treatments (lasers, microneedling, facial, etc) for 2-4 weeks depending on injection area.

FAQ

30 minutes to 1 hour

Yes, the contraindications for fillers include:

Pregnancy or breastfeeding

Autoimmune or neurological disease

Severe allergies or anaphylaxis to lidocaine or
hyaluronic acid

Medications that interfere with blood coagulation

Patients that have had previous adverse reactions, oral/facial surgeries or negative filler outcomes may not be a candidate for treatment.

Post treatment you can expect the following:

Swelling that should subside in 72 hours.

Bruising (for up to a week) at the injection site.

Please allow 2 weeks for dermal fillers to fully integrate
into the tissue for final results.

After dermal filler treatment, if you are experiencing any
of the following symptoms:

Severe or unusual bruising in areas that were injected or not injected.

Blanching (white/grey hue) of the skin in areas that were injected or not injected.

Significant swelling or pain in areas that were injected.

Injection site looks significantly red, hot or tender.

If you are experiencing a fever post treatment

Contact our office immediately if you notice these symptoms at 617-658-3421.

Depending on what product is used and what area is injected, dermal filler can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years

Consultations at Vega Vitality are complimentary and always encouraged! This gives you an opportunity to meet with one of our aesthetic providers and discuss one on one your aesthetic goals and desired outcomes. Our providers will listen to your concerns, answer questions, explain options and together, develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.

Yes! Vega Vitality uses multiple rewards programs for botox and dermal fillers through our pharmaceutical companies. Get the most out of your visit by signing up ahead of time or asking your provider for details at your next appointment.

Allergan’s program: Brilliant Distinctions
(can be found in the App store).

Galderma’s program: Aspire.

Revanesse’s program: Prollenium.

Meredith Gizmunt

Master Aesthetician

Meredith has 14 years of experience in the medical aesthetic field. She has worked with both plastic surgeons and dermatologists which has allowed her formulate a holistic and therapeutic approach. Meredith’s goal is to educate the patient about their best skin practices, for their individual needs. Each treatment is customized, and is focused on treating specific skin concerns. 

She understands that her patient’s skin types are different, and tailors each session to treating individual needs. Meredith appreciates that her patients are making an investment in their skincare by visiting her. She ensures her facials deliver effective results and works to build lasting relationships. Her signature “Party Peel” gave her a cult following, reviewed and recommended by Goop.

Marwa Osman

Brand and marketing director

Marwa Osman is a branding specialist with over 8 years of experience in the lifestyle industry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. After graduating, Marwa quickly realized she not only loved shaping the messaging of a brand, but she enjoyed being invested in the journey of the small business. She is passionate about being involved in Vega Vitality’s growth. Marwa is an integral part of our team, and she is responsible for creating our newsletters, designing the website and managing our Instagram presence, etc. She loves the camaraderie of working alongside Vega Vitality’s team of intelligent and supportive women, and she enjoys getting to know Vega Vitality’s wonderful patients.

ABBY CUSHMAN, MS

VICE PRESIDENT of Operations

At Vega Vitality, we believe that wellness and beauty go hand in hand. For example, we not only offer a skin peel that can improve acne, but we also have a functional nutritionist available to assist with dietary changes that may address the root cause of the problem. The more we can improve our lifestyle through mindful eating, movement, and mediation, the better our skin and body will be.

For a decade, prior to starting at Vega Vitality, Abby was employed in grueling and intense roles in corporate America. After suffering from crippling ocular migraines, she decided that her health was too important to continue down that path. She left her job and took a year off to focus on her health and well-being. While on this journey she found Vega Vitality. She accepted an offer to join the team in 2017.

At Vega Vitality, Abby is responsible for day-to-day business operations, regulatory and legal compliance, and the financial and human relations aspects of the practice. She oversees short and long-term strategies, executes systems implementation, and consistently works to improve organizational behavior and operational efficiencies within the practice. Abby has supported CEO’s for over a decade, and she now works closely with Vega Vitality’s Founder, Ashley Hilmes, to ensure the practice runs seamlessly. She is grateful to be a part of team comprised of such intelligent and kind women.

Abby graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a MS in Leadership & Administration and cum laude from Regis College with a BA in Communication. She holds a certificate in The Science of Well-Being from Yale University. Before joining the Vega team, Abby worked at Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, athena health, Trinity, and Reebok International. Abby loves to travel, learn, read, volunteer, and spend time with her friends, family, and dog, Doodles.

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