Are you considering getting dermal fillers but don’t know where to begin? Are you unsure of the risks and what the procedure entails, or even how it could benefit you? In this blog post, we will provide a complete guide to everything you need to know about dermal fillers, from dos and don’ts to tips for your consultation. Keep reading to learn more!
What is Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and add volume to the face. There are many different types of dermal fillers available on the market today, each with its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks. The most important thing to remember when considering a dermal filler is that not all fillers are created equal. It is important to consult with a qualified aesthetician or dermatologist to find the best dermal filler for your specific needs.
When injected into the skin, dermal fillers work by filling in wrinkles and creases, as well as adding volume to areas of the face such as the cheeks or lips. This can help to create a more youthful appearance and can be an effective way to combat the signs of aging. Dermal fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of scars or other blemishes on the skin.
Who should consider dermal filling?
If you’re considering dermal fillers, there are a few things you should take into account. First and foremost, dermal fillers are not meant for everyone. If you’re looking for a way to achieve a more youthful appearance, but you’re not quite ready for surgery, dermal fillers may be right for you.
Dermal fillers can be used to correct a variety of concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, loss of facial volume, and more. If you have any of these concerns, you may be a good candidate for dermal fillers.
Why does your skin need it?
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it does a lot more than just protect you from the elements. It also regulates your body temperature, stores water and fat, and produces vitamin D. So it’s no surprise that taking care of your skin is important for your overall health.
One way to keep your skin looking its best is to get dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. They can also add volume to your face and lips.
If you’re considering dermal fillers, here are a few things you should know:
1. Dermal fillers are made from different materials.
The most popular types of dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid or collagen. Other types of fillers include fat grafting, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid.
2. Dermal fillers are not permanent.
Most dermal fillers last six months to two years before they need to be replaced. The exact length of time depends on the type of filler used and the area treated.
What are the do-s and don't-s
In the 48-72 hours leading up to your appointment:
-Avoid using any topical skin care products that contain Retin-A/Tretinoin, Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or other "anti-aging" ingredients.
-Do not wax, tweeze, or use other methods of hair removal on the area being treated.
-Do not drink alcoholic beverages, as they can have a blood-thinning effect similar to over-the-counter pain medications and can cause dehydration.
-Consider taking Arnica, which may help prevent bruising.
On the day of the procedure:
-Come to your appointment with a clean, dry face and no makeup.
-Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
-Ask your provider any questions you may have.
After the dermal filler appointment:
-Follow the care instructions provided by your medical professional for post-treatment management.
-Don't hesitate to call the office with any questions that may arise after you've left.
-Ask your provider about the use of ice on the treated area, as it is often recommended but not always advised.
In the first hour after injection:
-Take acetaminophen/Tylenol as directed to reduce pain and tenderness.
-Avoid touching, scratching, or picking at the injection site. Touching the area can increase blood flow and cause the filler to move out of place, and introducing bacteria from your hands through the needle puncture can lead to infection. Itching is normal and should subside within a few hours to a few days after treatment. If it persists longer than three days, contact the office.
-Avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds, as your skin will be extra sensitive and more prone to burning or sun damage.
-Do not engage in any exercise, as it can increase blood flow and cause the fillers to shift.
Six to ten hours after treatment:
-Avoid exposing the treated area to intense heat, such as in saunas, hot tubs, or hot wax, until swelling and redness have subsided.
-To reduce swelling, take an antihistamine like Zyrtec or Claritin during the day and Benedryl at night.
-Gently clean the treated area.
-Stay well hydrated, as fillers respond better to a well-hydrated body.
-Do not lie down flat or lean forward.
24-48 hours after injection:
-If your skin has healed from the needle punctures, you may wear makeup over the treated area.
Gently apply pressure to the treated area, such as when washing your face or applying sunscreen and makeup, if instructed to do so by your provider.
-Begin to venture into the sun, but be sure to wear sunscreen to protect your skin.
-Return to your exercise routine if cleared to do so by your provider.
If you are considering filler treatment and have questions about the procedure, you can consult with us and have the treatment performed by our team of professionals.
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