Dermal Filler FAQ

 

What are Dermal Fillers and How do Dermal Fillers work?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to restore lost volume, soften wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to restore that smooth, youthful look to your skin…without any surgery or downtime. Dermal fillers work by adding volume to the treated area, supporting the structures beneath the skin and filling in wrinkles or depressions. Dermal fillers are a quick and easy way to look fresher, younger and more vibrant.

What are common treatment areas for Dermal Fillers?

𝑬𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒃𝒊𝒈 𝒋𝒖𝒊𝒄𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒑𝒔...𝑳𝒊𝒑 𝑭𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒎𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒚𝒐𝒖. Many of our lip filler patients are looking to restore their more youthful lip.

We specialize in customized aesthetic enhancements that may help you to define your lip borders, achieve more contour, balance an asymmetrical lip shape, or smooth out vertical lip lines.  It’s all about appreciating and enhancing something you find beautiful about yourself—and finding the right injector to help you achieve that goal.

Lips & Laugh Lines: to restore volume and create a more youthful appearance. Laugh Line Filler is an injectable gel that is injected into smile lines — the parentheses-like creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth.  In just one treatment, Smile Line Filler replenishes lost volume in your skin, which smoothes out wrinkles and results in a younger look.

Marionette Lines: Caused over time by the loss of volume, repetitive facial movements, and decreased skin elasticity, these dynamic wrinkles occur at the corners of your mouth.

Cheeks: Fillers can restore lost volume in the cheeks, enhancing their contours and creating a more youthful appearance.

Tear Troughs: to reduce the appearance of under-eye hollows. Talk about an instant refresh! Tear Trough Filler is such a rejuvenating treatment for the under eye area. After all, the eyes are for windows to the soul.

Chin: by adding dermal filler to the chin, our expert injectors can sculpt and reform the chin structure giving the area much more projection and facial balance instantly (without any downtime!) Chin fillers can give you a stronger looking chin, soften a chin cleft, restore volume, and are a great way to balance and add harmony to your facial features.

Jawline: to contour and define the jawline.

Temples: to restore volume and smooth out hollows.

How to Prepare For Your Dermal Filler Treatment

The week prior to your Dermal Filler treatment, avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatories (such as Advil or Aleve), ginkgo biloba, vitamin E, multivitamins, and fish oil supplements. Compounds in these oral supplements and medications may increase bruising and bleeding from the injections. If you need pain relief in the week prior to treatment, Tylenol works great.

Prep Your Skin for your Dermal Filler Treatment

In preparation for your injectable treatment, we recommend avoiding topical products such as retinol, Retin-A, retinoids, and glycolic acid for at least two days before your procedure. Avoid drinking alcohol 48-72 hours before your procedure – save the happy hour for another night rather than the night before your injectable treatment.

After Your Appointment

When it comes to aftercare, you’ll need to stay away from some of the same things you avoided before treatment, Follow these tips to help ensure optimal results and avoid any complications. We want you looking and feeling your very best as soon as possible after your treatment!

Over the next few days: Leave your treatment area alone. Avoid any physical pressure, laying down on your face, or rubbing on the area of injection for a few days.

Wait 24 hours to work out or exert yourself after your treatment. By raising your blood pressure, exercise can both increase your risk for bruising or swelling. Avoid excessive heat and UV exposure. Sun exposure can prolong redness or swelling after injections, so protect your skin with sunscreen and good sun protection practices. You will also want to avoid saunas, hot yoga, steam rooms, or other activities that involve lots of heat.

Don’t drink alcohol for 24 hours after injections as it can increase the risk of bruising.

Continue to avoid blood thinners for 24 hours after your treatment. (Tylenol is OK).

Wait two days to re-introduce retinol into your skincare routine.

At Aspire Weight Loss & Wellness, we believe that education is key. Not only before treatment, but after as well. We want your injectables to look great and last as long as possible, so we offer you the opportunity to schedule a follow-up consultation with your injector. Your injector will examine your results and help provide any further tips or advice on how to achieve optimal results for your next treatment. 

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