Dermal fillers help to rebuild, restore, and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment helps to treat various signs of aging. These fillers are an FDA-approved treatment.
- As a general rule of thumb, we advise patients to refrain from using blood thinners like Aspirin or ibuprofen for at least a week before the procedure. These medications thin the blood and can lead to bruising after your injection. (If it's a prescription, talk to your doctor about it.)
- We also advise patients to avoid any facial waxing on the days immediately before their appointment. Waxing can cause the skin to swell and pull away from the injection site, which can affect the results.
- Additionally, we also recommend avoiding any skin treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasion before your injections for the same reason – they can increase sensitivity and make your skin more likely to react to the gel.
- Instead, we recommend giving your skin time to calm down after treatment before getting additional procedures done.
- Stay Hydrated.
- Take a tablet of Vitamin C daily before your treatment, as recommended by the specialist.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages 4 days before the procedure.
- If you are someone who uses Retinol & exfoliating acids, then pause their use 3 days before your treatment and also 3 days after.
Treatment Expectations From Dermal Fillers
- Side effects can include bruising, swelling, redness, pain, and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects should subside within a few days of the procedure. If they are severe or don't go away completely, contact our specialist immediately.
- Allergic reactions are rare, but they can happen, so tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any skin products in the past.
- The most common side effects of dermal fillers include temporary bumps under the skin, which will usually resolve on their own within a few weeks.
- Be sure to be gentle with your face and avoid rubbing the area for the first few days after the procedure to reduce any risk.
- Avoid massaging the treatment area.
- Keep your head lifted above heart level for the next 4 hrs.
- For the first 24 hours, do not engage in any activities.
- Avoid makeup for 24 hours to prevent infection.
- Sleep upright on your back the night of the procedure to curb swelling.
- Use the prescribed gel/cream to reduce swelling and increase the speed of healing.
If you have any specific questions about the treatment, don't hesitate to ask! We are here to give you all the information you need to get ready for your treatment and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.