Everything You Need to Know About Getting Dermal Fillers – Read This Before Getting it

Facial fillers are no longer a mystery. Thanks to Instagram, celebrities like Kylie Jenner, plastic surgeon offices, and friends in your social circle are more open about getting the treatment that smooths out fine lines and wrinkles and adds volume to parts of the face such as the cheeks and lips.

What exactly are fillers? They’re substances (natural or synthetic) that are injected under the skin to fill out places that have thinned or hollowed due to aging—a secret beauty weapon if used wisely. They can plump limps and cheekbones and soften wrinkles. But like any serious beauty treatment, you should know exactly what you’re signing up for. It’s your face, after all.

How do you sort through fact and fiction when it comes to fillers? Here are some of the biggest myths about them so you can make the most informed decision possible if you’re considering fillers à la Kylie or Kim Kardashian.

Myth 1: Fillers Hurt

Nope. Lumina’s Doctors will usually numb the skin with a local anesthetic first, and many fillers contain lidocaine (a numbing medication), so there’s no pain after the initial injection. Most people rate the pain level at 2-3 out of 10.

Myth 2: Lip Fillers Will Stretch Lips and Make Them Sag

Fake news. Most fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which naturally exists in our bodies. Injecting the filler stimulates collagen production. Even after the filler starts dissolving (between six months to two years later), the leftover hyaluronic acid actually thickens the skin’s outermost layer.

Myth 3: Permanent Fillers Are the Best

Absolutely not. Because we continue to age, with bones and soft tissue shrinking and changing the proportions of our faces, permanent filler that looked good at first can look incredibly strange a decade later. And permanent is exactly that—there’s no going back.

Myth 4: All Fillers Are Irreversible

Heck no. If you’re unhappy with how your hyaluronic acid fillers look, they can be reversed with hyaluronidase, enzymes that break up the acid.

Myth 5: Bruising and Downtime Are Inevitable

Not really. Most filler treatments take 20 minutes with fairly instant results. An experienced injector will be able to minimize any bruising or swelling, and you can always reduce any swelling with cold compresses and arnica.

Myth 6: Once You Start, You Have to Keep Going

Nope. Hyaluronic acid fillers can last from six to 12 months.

Myth 7: Anyone Can Do the Injections

Hell,,Nooooo!!!! An experienced injector, using FDA-approved fillers, is crucial for getting the results you want. Some of the horror stories about fillers involve untrained injectors using illegal substances. The more expertise the better when it comes to fillers for your face. Make sure to go to a licensed professional doctor and clinic who can help you make decisions about which fillers are right for you.

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Facial Fillers .. Read This Before Getting it ..

  • How long do Dermal Fillers last?

                Dermal Fillers can last up to three to six months (some patients -> up to twelve months- whenever we follow up with them after 6 months to touch-up they told us “oh my filler still here” 😊) and in some cases longer depending on how fast the body metabolizes the product. Lips are a high activity area as we use them all the time, this can impact how long the results will last.

  • Are there any side effects after having Dermal Fillers?

                The most common side effects occur within 24 hours post-treatment. These include swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness. Immediate side effects usually disappear within days.   However, depending on the type of dermal filler used, it can take a few weeks. At Lumina      Aesthetics Clinic we strongly encourage a review appointment which is complimentary 2 weeks post-treatment to discuss your treatment results.

  • Do Dermal Fillers hurt?

                Dermal Fillers feel like a slight pinch, and you may experience slight pressure or a ‘stinging’ sensation as the product is being injected. Everyone experiences pain differently and has different pain thresholds. A topical anesthetic always is applied before Lumina’s doctor does the injection. 

  • What dermal fillers can do?
  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars
  • Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
  • Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
  • Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.
  • What dermal fillers can't do?

                For some patients, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift or eye lift may be the best approach. Minimally invasive rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results but may help delay the time when consideration of a facelift becomes appropriate. It is important to remember that dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging and that ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.

  • Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers?

                You may be a good candidate for dermal fillers if you:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Don't smoke
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
  • Are committed to maintaining good skin health

                For some patients, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift or eye lift may be the best approach.

  • How much do dermal fillers cost?

                Cost is always a consideration in elective procedures or treatments. The cost of dermal filler injections may vary based on the expertise and qualifications of the doctor performing the treatment and the type of procedure used.  But the most important thing is - Your satisfaction involves more than a fee.

  • What should expect during a consultation for dermal fillers?

        During your dermal fillers consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • Your goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Any past treatment with soft tissue fillers, botulinum toxin therapy, laser or other minimally invasive facial procedures, as well as any prior facial surgery

Schedule a consultation with Lumina Aesthetics doctors to see what type of fillers suit you—and feel reassured that you’re in skilled, professional hands.

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