If you’re looking for an effective and non-invasive way to reduce the signs of aging and achieve a more refreshed and youthful appearance, you’ll find your answer in dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are effective at restoring volume to your face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, or even improving your facial contours for a more defined look. Before you simply jump on the bandwagon, though, it’s crucial to have a deep understanding of what they are and how they work before you undergo treatment.

An Introduction To Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are administered underneath the skin’s surface with the main purpose of addressing age-related volume loss. This volume loss is often what causes wrinkles to form. Through replenishing this lost volume and encouraging more collagen production, dermal fillers can help to improve your skin’s texture and elasticity, giving you an overall more youthful and refreshed look.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Reduce Signs of Aging: Whether you’re bothered by facial creases or volume loss due to decreased collagen, dermal fillers can help to improve your skin’s elasticity and smooth out fine lines.

Enhance Facial Features: You can use dermal fillers to define and reshape your facial features. For example, fillers can be used to add volume to thinning lips and create a more defined shape. Alternatively, dermal fillers can add more volume to the cheeks or be used to sculpt the chin and jawline.

Non-Surgical Option to Facelifts: Dermal fillers are an effective non-invasive alternative for those who want to rejuvenate their appearance without undergoing surgical procedures like facelifts.

Minimal Downtime: With surgical procedures, you’ll have to disrupt your daily routine and allow your surgical wounds time to heal. In contrast, dermal fillers involve minimal downtime. You can return to your usual routine almost immediately. Even if you do experience some minor side effects like swelling and redness, these are rather mild and will often subside within hours or days.

The Dermal Filler Procedure

Pre-Treatment Preparation

When you arrive for your initial consultation, it’s extremely essential to discuss your full medical history, allergies, and any medications you’re taking with us. This is because certain medications like blood thinners may need to be discontinued temporarily prior to your treatment to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding.

In the days before your appointment, avoid alcohol and certain supplements, such as vitamin E and fish oil, as these can increase the likelihood of bruising. On the day of your treatment, it’s important that you arrive at our med spa with a clean face, free of makeup, and inform us if you have any active skin infections or cold sores in the treatment area.

During the Procedure

On the day of your dermal filler treatment, we’ll cleanse the targeted areas and apply a topical numbing cream to minimize any possible discomfort.

We’ll then use a fine needle to inject the dermal filler into the target areas. The entire procedure typically takes between 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated and the complexities involved. Rest assured that the procedure itself is not painful and the most you might feel is some mild discomfort that will subside quickly.

Post-Treatment

Right after your treatment, you may notice some mild swelling, redness, or bruising. These are normal and should resolve on their own within days. If you want to minimize any swelling or discomfort, we may recommend you apply an ice pack to the treated areas.

In the days following your treatment, be sure to avoid strenuous exercise, excessive heat exposure (such as saunas or hot tubs), and direct sunlight. Unfortunately, these activities can worsen any swelling and increase the risk of complications. Additionally, avoid touching or massaging the treated areas, as this can cause the filler to shift or become misshapen.

Invest in Yourself and Your Self-Confidence with the Power of Dermal Fillers

If you’re considering dermal fillers to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence, take the first step today by scheduling a consultation with a reputable and qualified med spa like ours. Here at SLAE Aesthetics, we are proud of our expertise and years of experience helping our clients achieve a more youthful appearance and regain their confidence. Call us today, and let’s embark on a transformative journey towards a more youthful, refreshed, and confident version of yourself together.