Dermal filler injections are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to add volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial features. They are made up of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and helps to hydrate and plump up the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Restoring lost volume
- Improving the symmetry of the face
- Long-lasting results
- Quick and convenient
- Minimal downtime
- Safe and effective
During the procedure, a qualified healthcare professional will inject the filler into the targeted areas, such as the cheeks, lips, or nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the nose to the mouth). The injection process is relatively quick, and patients can typically return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment.
When this treatment is performed, a numbing cream is used and will feel pain-free. In addition, ice packs are utilized to reduce bleeding and bruising. Then the filler is transferred into the smallest needles to reduce any soreness and bruising. The treatment is performed in about 15-30 minutes, with the results showing instantly. It is important to note that some people can encounter minor pain from the injection. Recovery from dermal fillers differs for each person and for the type of filler injected.
What’s great about the treatment is that you can continue most activities instantly, but it is usually advised that you stay away from strong physical activity for the first 24-48 hours in order to reduce any swelling and bruising.
In order for the procedure to go well and to reduce the chance of bruising that is involved with dermal fillers, we encourage all our patients to stay away from alcohol, green tea, fish oil capsules, Vitamin E, and anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen for numerous days prior to treatment. This is advised as they can boost the chance of bruising following the treatment. Finally, we also encourage you to book your appointment ahead of schedule if you have an important occasion that you need to attend.
We advise our patients to use ice on the area that was injected approximately one hour following the procedure, as this will lend a hand with avoiding bruising and swelling. It is also important that you don’t exercise, take hot showers, or touch the area for about 24 hours.
Some people find it helpful to get dermal fillers on average about every few months to maintain their appearance steadily. We also firmly advise you stop by at Mederm Esthetics & Laser Clinic for a consultation so that we can accurately assess your skin and answer any questions you may have.
Are you wondering whether you are a prime candidate for dermal fillers? Well, you can get the procedure done if you are in good physical shape, don’t smoke, or have underlying health issues. Patients with a history of extreme allergies are not a good candidate for this treatment as they could experience an allergic reaction.
The effects of dermal filler injections can last anywhere from several months to over a year, depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s metabolism. Some common types of fillers include Restylane, Juvéderm, and Sculptra.
While dermal filler injections are generally considered safe, there is always a risk of side effects, such as swelling, bruising, or infection.