Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to replenish and restore volume that is lost in the face due to the aging process. This procedure also requires a degree of maintenance, but duration varies due to area treated, filler used, and degree aging that we are treating. Popular products that you may be familiar with are Juvéderm and Restylane. Dermal fillers are great products to help fill and soften those pesky lines that develop over time. If you are planning on a dermal filler treatment, there are a few things to consider beforehand; there is a chance of bruising and swelling associated with this procedure, so if you have pictures, an event, or anything that is important to you that you wish to look good for, you should ideally give yourself 4-6 weeks from the date of your event to allow any possible effects to subside. Immediately post treatment you should not go out in the sun, exercise, or apply makeup to the area for 2 days.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid that fill in areas of the skin to help create volume and fullness into your face, as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles. There are several different brands of Dermal Fillers on the market, and it is important to understand that are different types of Dermal fillers to address different signs of aging.
What is the difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers?
When you think of Dermal Fillers, remember Filler’s “Fill”, and Botox “relaxes” muscles. We are filling areas add volume back to your face that has been lost with the normal aging process. The use of Dermal Fillers provides a more youthful, brighter appearance.
How much Filler will I need?
This is something that will have to be discussed with your provider once a full facial assessment is complete. Together, you both will talk about possible treatments that can re-create more volume, discuss how much we would potentially have to do, and come up with a treatment plan to fits your needs. There is no one size fits all for this and will vary from person to person.
Is it painful to get Dermal Fillers?
There is a little more discomfort associated with Dermal Fillers than a Botox procedure. To help decrease pain and discomfort, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the area being treated.
Will I bruise after getting Dermal Fillers?
There is always a chance for bruising, so be sure to plan around events accordingly so all the swelling and potential bruising have a chance to subside.
How long should I plan ahead of time for an event?
Dermal Fillers can create more swelling and potential bruising as compared to Botox, so it is recommended that if you are getting ready for an event to give yourself 4-8 weeks to heal.
If you are a Bride or Mother-of-the bride, do not wait until last minute to get that refreshed, youthful look. Planning for any medical aesthetic services should start immediately so the best treatment plan can be developed for you. Big events like this require multiple sessions, so don’t wait too long.
Do I need to prepare for Dermal Filler treatment?
There is not too much you have to do to prepare for your dermal filler treatment, however you want to be sure you do not take NSAIDS, ASA, drink alcohol or take fish oil 3 days before the procedure. This will help reduce the risk for bruising. Taking Arnica tablets a couple days before your treatment will also help to decrease you chance for bruising.
What is my aftercare post Dermal Filler Treatment?
You will want to avoid makeup and exercise for 48 hours post procedure. Ice can be applied, and if something is needed for pain, take Tylenol.