What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are used to add volume in areas such as the lips, the cheeks, temple area, smile lines, and the jawline. Dermal fillers add definition to target areas by attracting water from the body to the injection area. Starting at the age of 25, our body’s collagen production levels decrease, and treatments that involve dermal fillers help restore collagen production for a youthful look. If you are unsure what injectables to go with, our MD doctors will work directly with you to create a treatment plan to give you the results of your dreams. Recovery time is minimal, up to two to four weeks to properly heal and allow the swelling and redness to heal.
What To Expect During Treatments
The process of dermal fillers and the recovery process is relatively simple. After cleaning the injection site, the injection only takes a few moments. While the process isn’t entirely painless, the injection is typically very tolerated. An anesthetic ointment can be used to help numb the area if necessary.
After the procedure, the results are evaluated, and we can determine if more fillers are needed. An ice pack can help reduce the swelling and alleviate any discomfort. However, the area may feel slightly tender for up to two days, but usually not enough to require medication to be prescribed. Most activities can be resumed right after the procedure, but any intense activity is advised to be put on hold for at least 48 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although severe complications from dermal fillers are rare, it’s still advised to be aware of potential risks. Some complications from dermal fillers can include:
- Acne-like skin reactions
- Bleeding at the injection site
- Possible scarring or wound damage
- Infection at the injection site
- Palpability under the surface of the skin
- Skin necrosis
- Skin rash and itching
- Redness of skin
- Over or under correction of wrinkles
Dermal fillers should last up to 1 to 2 years. How long your filler will last will differ from person to person. Everyone’s body breaks things down differently and at different rates. Everyone is going to have their own individual experience with dermal fillers.
With dermal fillers, you should be able to see results right after getting the treatment, but we recommend waiting for at least 24- 48 hours to see the full results.