Injectable Fillers

Cannula Filling with Dr. Nayak – An Entirely New Experience!

Dr. Nayak employs a special instrument called a “cannula” to perform most of his fillers in a way that is almost painless and usually generates no significant bruising. This technique has received considerable national and international attention, with patients coming to St. Louis for this procedure from across the US and Canada!

Patients are welcome to fly in for same day consultation and treatment, and can return home the same day.

Fillers take about ten minutes, and are done comfortably with numbing cream alone.

Mild swelling is possible, and usually occurs the next day, lasting for 2-3 days. Significant bruising and swelling are possible but rare, especially when patients carefully avoid blood thinners such as aspirin, motrin/ibuprofen, alleve/naprosyn, fish oil, vitamin E, and flax seed oil for 2 weeks prior to treatment. To further minimize bruising, Dr. Nayak recommending avoiding exercise for 24 hours. Beyond that, there is no aftercare required.

Nayak Plastic Surgery is the #1 Provider of Juvederm in the Midwest!

Injectable fillers can do so much more than fill lines! Watch Dr. Nayak use Juvederm and Restylane to perform a non-surgical undereye and midfacelift in under 10 minutes with no anesthesia, no surgery, and no recovery!

10 years in 10 minutes

See the transformation in this 3 minute video – will be amazed!

Pretty, not puffy. Expert results and unbeatable value!

Achieving truly beautiful, balanced facial rejuvenation with injectable fillers often requires 3-10 syringes of Juvederm or Restylane. Considering that 5 syringes is only 1 teaspoon of filler, it is easy to see how correcting the temples, undereyes, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and jawline in a balanced way can require more than 1 or 2 syringes.

In order to achieve truly beautiful results, Nayak Plastic Surgery offers the following multiple-syringe values (must all be used in one visit):

  • 3 syringes: take $300 off
  • 4 syringes: Take $600 off
  • 5 syringes or more: FakeLift – $3,500-$4,500

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What are injectable fillers?

Currently there are several substances available to improve the appearance of folds and wrinkles. They can also successfully increase lip size and fill in facial contours. Common fillers include Restylane, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gels and Radiesse. Each has different characteristics, including thickness/body, longevity, and versatility.

Thicker, heavier fillers last longer and fill more effectively, but must be placed deeper in the skin to prevent lumpiness. Best used for: Nasolabial folds, marionette lines, sunken cheeks.

Thinner, finer fillers don’t last as long or lift deep folds as well, but can safely be used to fill lips and more superficial lines. Best used for: Lip lines, lip augmentation, tear troughs.

Hyaluronic acid gel fillers are the most forgiving, least likely to form lumps or bumps, and can be dissolved with a hyaluronidase injection if necessary.

Do the injections hurt?

Numbing cream can be used to anesthetize the area before the treatment begins, and is often all that is necessary for comfort. For lip injections, Dr. Nayak usually recommends numbing with two tiny lidocaine injections – a “dental block”. These blocks make for painless lip injections.

Will I bruise?

Anytime an injection is performed, bruising may occur. Dr. Nayak will try to minimize this bruising by using advanced cannula techniques to inject, holding pressure, and providing anti-bruising enzyme capsules. If you bruise, our staff will attempt to cover your bruise with makeup immediately after the injection, and you may continue to do so at home. Most bruises resolve within a week. To decrease the chance of developing a bruise, please avoid blood thinners such as Vitamin E, aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) and naprosyn (Alleve) for 10 days prior to your treatment.

Are there any contraindications to injections?

Any history of allergies to the filler ingredients is the main contraindication. Patients on coumadin or other prescription blood thinners are also at much higher risk of dramatic bruising.

Are fillers the same as Botox Cosmetic?

Botox and Dysport are not fillers – they work by relaxing muscles that create unattractive wrinkles in areas where fillers are not safe or effective. Neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport are best used to treat frown lines, worry lines and crow’s feet.  They can also create a temporary “chemical browlift” effect and can effectively end sweaty palms or underarms!

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