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What to Expect During Treatment
An initial pre-treatment consultation will be completed to evaluate your area of concern, review your medical history, and determine which filler is appropriate for you. While the risks associated with dermal fillers are minimal, it is pertinent that a full medical history is disclosed including allergies, skin and neurological conditions, and medications you use in order to ensure safety and achieve ultimate results. It is recommended that NSAIDS (e.g. Aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) be discontinued at least 7 days prior to treatment. Your provider will discuss with you all pre-treatment recommendations to ensure the best possible results following your treatment.
On the day of your treatment, the area will be cleaned, and a topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area. HA fillers also contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which is intended to minimize discomfort during and after treatment. Your provider will then inject a precise amount of filler strategically beneath the skin using either a fine needle or blunt micro-cannula to help fill wrinkles or add volume. Rest assured that the majority of patients only report feeling mildly uncomfortable during treatment.
Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after the filler is placed. Some patients experience mild bruising, swelling, pain, or tenderness; however, this is temporary and should subside within a few days following treatment. You will be able to go back to most of your normal activities right after treatment-limiting strenuous physical activity for 24 hours.
The amount of product needed will depend on the area being treated and the amount of volume loss and wrinkles present. When it comes to lip fillers, it is always best to gradually build lip plumpness rather than increase all at once as this provides a more natural look.
Results are immediate; however, the best results are seen 1-2 weeks following treatment after any swelling or bruising has resolved. How long the effects of the dermal fillers will last depend on the product, the area of treatment, and the patient. Generally speaking, the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected, the longer it will last. HA fillers typically last anywhere from 6-18 months. Injections to the lips will wear out a little faster than those to the nasolabial folds. Certain HA fillers, such as VOLUMA®, are formulated to last longer but are usually limited to certain areas, such as the cheeks.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have dermal filler questions or would like a free consultation, call Elysium Skin & Laser to have one of our helpful staff members schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you get that smooth wrinkle-free look you are wanting.
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