What to expect during treatment?
Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation during which you will meet with a physician to discuss your concerns and goals and review your medical history. While the risks associated with dermal fillers are minimal, you need to fully disclose your medical history prior to treatment, as certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can jeopardize your safety or results. For instance, you need to tell your physician if you have been taking NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or blood thinners.
Prior to the treatment we will take a picture of your face or the area to be treated. It can be used when discussing your goals with the physician and also as a reference for the future.
Just before the actual treatment, the area will be cleaned, and you may be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Many filler products contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which is intended to help minimize discomfort during and after your treatment. Your physician will then inject a precise amount of filler beneath the skin using a needle or cannula. The number of syringes needed will vary based on the surface and depth of the treated areas.
Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. Some patients experience mild redness, bruising and swelling at the injection site, although, these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment. You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after the treatment. In some instances, you may be asked to take a day off from exercise or other strenuous activity.