Dermal Fillers

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers – Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, and Voluma– include some form of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs all over the body and skin, with the highest concentrations in the fluids of the eyes and joints. Radiesse is a calcium hydroxyapatite filler, during Sculptra includes L-poly-lactic acid. Fillers can be utilized to provisionally plump lips, increase depressed scars, and level wrinkled skin.

What should be done prior to considering fillers?

First, a Trichohom dermatologist will review the medical history of the forbearing and examine the condition to be treated. Parts to be treated should be kept clean. If the skin is infected, then treatment should be postponed until it is fixed. Patients taking blood thinners (such as ibuprofen, aspirin, certain herbal medications) should refrain from them 2 weeks before injection with the permission of their prescribing doctor.

What happens during the procedure?

First, the physician spots the parts to be injected. Topical or injection numbing medication might be considered for added comfort. Then the fillers are inserted by syringe with the help of very fine needles. The impact usually lasts for 6 months to 2 years. After that, additional injections are needed to maintain the impact.

When are dermal fillers appropriate?

Fillers can be used to treat:

  • Aging skin
  • Acne scars
  • Crow’s feet
  • Wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Frown lines & forehead furrows

Who is not the right candidate for fillers?

Fillers are not suggested for patients who have:

  • Blood-clotting issues
  • Existing oral herpes or a similar infection
  • Unrestrained diabetes
  • Lupus or other connective tissue disorders

Are fillers painful?

Topical numbing agents or anesthetic injections are often applied to smoothen discomfort. Prior to and following treatment, ice may be provided to relieve swelling and discomfort. Forbearing should refrain from applying firm pressure on the treatment area.

What are the complications or potential side effects of dermal fillers?

Common side effect covers:

  • Inflammation
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Lumps & bumps

Uncommon side effect covers:

  • Numbness
  • Infection
  • Allergic reactions
  • Inflammatory reactions
  • Blisters & cysts
  • Migration of filler material to another site

What can I anticipate after having had fillers?

All hyaluronic acid soft-tissue fillers are provisional, lasting anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the filler and kind of procedure. Some patients need maintenance treatments to attain the best results.

Anticipations differ following treatment:

Lip therapy: Fillers can enhance the shape, layout, and volume of the lips for up to 6 months. Following treatment, ice may be offered to relieve swelling and discomfort. Refrain from applying firm pressure on the treated part. Cosmetics like, lipstick and other lip products should be stopped right away following the process.

Wrinkled skin and Scars: Bruising, which may last up to one week. Redness. Swelling. Following treatment, ice may be provided to ease swelling and discomfort. Stop putting firm pressure on the treated area.