Dermal filler treatments are performed in offices like ours every day. This solution is an excellent option for facial rejuvenation and enhancement without any downtime. Our patients visit us for injectables to improve the texture of their skin, smooth wrinkles, banish undereye bags, restore youthful volume to the face, and more. We are aware that, because dermal fillers offer such significant benefits, many people are first-time fillers. If that’s you, we want you to know what to expect so you can feel comfortable as you head into our procedure.
Dermal Filler Consultation
The first step in your dermal filler journey is to consult with an experienced provider. This should be a board-certified plastic surgeon or nurse injector with years of training and experience. Dermal fillers are very safe in the right hands, so choose our provider with care. The consultation phase of the visit is all about communication. This is the opportunity to discuss concerns and goals and also to ask questions. The injector will perform a brief assessment of your skin to determine which filler may be best suited to your desired outcome. The filler is explained at this time, including how it will work and how long the results are expected to last.
Dermal Filler Treatment
Dermal filler injections don’t take very long at all. Patients often worry that the process will hurt. It does not. A tiny needle is used to administer fillers and, if necessary for peace of mind, a topical numbing cream can be applied beforehand. It can take up to 45 minutes for topical anesthetics to be fully effective, whereas many dermal fillers contain an anesthetic that is effective after the first tiny injection. Treatment consists of a series of injections placed carefully in the treatment area. The injector may then gently massage the area to sculpt the contours desired.
Dermal Filler Recovery
One of the reasons that dermal fillers are so popular is that treatment does not require downtime. You can return to your normal activities as soon as you leave our office, minus those that subject you to excessive heat. Our staff can provide information regarding this minor restriction, including how long to avoid things like saunas and hot tubs. Side effects that may occur after dermal filler treatment include swelling, redness, and bruising. These are usually mild and short-lived, which is why patients can return to work and social engagements so quickly.