What to Expect After Dermal Fillers

Most Common Reasons to Get Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are an excellent way to plump up the skin, raise the cheeks and jawline, and create the appearance of a youthful face. In the United States, the use of fillers increased from 1.8 million procedures in 2010 to 2.6 million in 2016, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. We can understand why this procedure has increased in popularity because it truly yields incredible results.

At the same time, some of the risks of dermal fillers include asymmetry, bruising, infection at the injection site, and skin rashes. However, most of these conditions When you choose a highly qualified and experienced practitioner like the team at Novopelle Med Spa, you will reduce the risk of any side effects of dermal fillers.

There is a variety of FDA-approved filler products that cosmetic professionals use. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore volume, smooth out lines, and restore lost volume. Dermal fillers are also known as “wrinkle fillers,” but they go beyond smoothing out wrinkles. Some of the other issues that dermal fillers can help address include:

  • Smooth out lines around the nose and mouth
  • Diminish vertical lip lines
  • Smooth out a chin crease
  • Improve symmetry among facial features
  • Enhance and restore volume to sunken cheeks and temples

How Do Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found within the skin. It helps keep the skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are soft and gel-like. Most of these fillers are infused with lidocaine and help minimize discomfort throughout the treatment process. This boosts the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid by revitalizing and adding volume to the skin.

In terms of recovery time, the treatment varies for each patient and each type of filler. Typically, most patients recover within one to two days. There are few restrictions when it comes to dermal fillers. Most patients are able to resume activities immediately, but we still recommend that our patients avoid intense physical activity for the first 24-48 hours to minimize swelling and bruising. After dermal fillers, you should see an immediate improvement in your appearance after your treatment. It can take a few days or weeks for you to see the final results as the swelling goes down. It is important to avoid exposing the area to intense heat, avoid pressure on the treated areas for the days following the treatment, avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours, and to avoid alcohol for 24 hours. Most experts recommend avoiding AHA, retinols, Vitamin C therapy, or oil-based make-up for 24 hours after the treatment as well. If you do, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of dermal fillers for a long period of time. Some dermal fillers can last for six to twelve months, while other dermal fillers can last at least two to five years. When you undergo your specific treatment, the team at Novopelle Med Spa will help you understand how to maximize your results.

To learn more about dermal fillers and other treatments from Novopelle Med Spa, give us a call at (888) 429-7055 or contact us online.