Dermal Fillers

by Mia

Fillers are delivered under the skin surface with a very fine needle. Once injected, the gel plumps and lifts the skin gently to replace collagen loss caused by the natural aging process. Movement and sensation are natural.

Fillers typically last 6-12 months depending on the product used and the area it is injected. Juvederm is the Only HA filler that is approved by the FDA to last up to 1 year. Juvederm Voluma, which instantly adds volume to the cheek area will last for up to 2 years in patients over the age of 21.

We recommend planning your filler treatment at least 2 weeks prior to any special event. When the lips are treated, they may appear swollen and somewhat uneven during the first few days. While most side effects are mild to moderate in nature, these can include temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.

 

PRE TREATMENT

Avoid aspirin for 3 days prior to your appointment and Advil or Motrin the day of the procedure. Avoid blood thinners unless prescribed by Dr., Omega, Fish Oil, and pain killers. 

 

AFTER TREATMENT

Don’t touch your skin where the filler was injected. Avoid rubbing and massaging the treated area for 24 hours because you don’t want it spread to other unintended muscles.

While light activity is fine, avoid strenuous exercise during the first 24 hours following treatment. Activities that raise the heart rate may increase chances of bruising.

Avoid consumption of alcoholic beverages and extended exposure to sun or heat for at least 24 hours after your treatment.

Avoid getting facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, etc. for 24 hours.

You can continue Arnica tablets and topical to help prevent bruising.

Avoid sleeping directly after and keep head elevated for several hours after treatment, cold compress if needed.

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