Dermal Fillers2023-12-29T11:32:51-06:00

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can take years off your appearance by restoring volume and fullness. These fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Fillers are used to smooth facial lines and creases, create volume as well as shape cheeks, jawlines, and lips (among other areas). SKN at Franks Dermatology offers several lines of dermal fillers including the Restylane® Collection of Fillers and the Juvederm® Collection of fillers.

Lip Filler Before & After Photos

Chin Filler Before & After Photos

What to Expect

RESULTS: Seen immediately
LASTS: 6-18 Months, depending on the area and product
RECOVERY: Mild swelling and possible bruising
PAIN: Topical numbing cream or numbing injections (lips) are used prior to treatment.



Does it hurt?2021-06-10T21:28:41-05:00

Topical numbing cream will be applied prior to treatment for any pain.

What can I expect immediately after receiving filler injections?2021-06-10T21:29:38-05:00

You will be able to see the effect of filler immediately! You may experience mild swelling and bruising at the injection site. The bruising should fade after 2-5 days.

How long do results last?2021-06-10T21:30:42-05:00

Depending on the patient, product used and the area injected, results can last between 6-18 months.

Will I be able to feel the filler after it is injected?2021-06-10T21:33:13-05:00

The filler will be a little ropey or hard for a few days after injection due to inflammation. After two weeks, the inflammation will have subsided and the filler will be fully settled resulting in a soft and natural feel!


Does it hurt?2021-06-10T21:28:41-05:00

Topical numbing cream will be applied prior to treatment for any pain.

Will my lips feel different?2021-06-11T13:22:47-05:00

When lip injections are done correctly by our experienced nurse injector, your lips will feel completely natural!

What happens if I stop getting fillers?2021-06-11T13:23:31-05:00

If you stop getting your lips filled, they won’t become saggy or wrinkly–they’ll just return to their original state.

What’s the difference between lip filler and a lip flip?2021-06-11T13:28:07-05:00

Lip fillers add volume. More volume can be added over a period of time to build a bigger lip. Lip fillers can correct asymmetries, and results are instant and usually last up to 9 months. Downtime includes swelling and possible bruising.

Lip flips ony work on people whose top lip curls under when smiling. Lip flips use Botox injections, not a dermal filler. The goal of a lip flip is to relax the muscles around your mouth to stop the top lip from curling under when you smile. The results of a lip flip take about 2 weeks to set in and last about 8 weeks. Lip flips can’t correct asymmetries or add volume to your lips. There is no downtime, you it can feel a little weird at first when whistling or drinking through straws.


Tips to avoid bruising2023-11-15T13:03:00-06:00

One week prior to injections avoid the following medications/supplements:

  • Asprin
  • NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, etc.)
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Vitamin E
  • Multivitamins
  • Krill Oil
  • Fish Oils
  • Flaxseed Oils
  • Omega-3
  • Gingko
  • Ginseng
  • Garlic
  • Glucosamine

Eat FRESH pineapple, as it contains bromelain that has been known to decrease bruising. You can also take bromelain supplements 2 weeks prior to injections.

Start taking Arnica tablets 5 days prior to injections.

No Alcohol consumption 2 days prior to injections.

After Care Instructions2021-06-11T13:29:30-05:00

Apply ice after your injections to help prevent swelling and bruising.

No heavy exercise for 24-48 hours.

Ready to get results you’ll love?



SKN at Franks Dermatology


Simmons Bank Plaza Building
4220 North Rodney Parham Rd., Suite 102
Little Rock, AR 72212

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Monday – Thursday: 8:30 – 5:00
Friday: 8:30 – 2:30

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