Taking care of your skin at every stage and age, is one of the best investments you can make. After all, skincare is self-care.
For many, this includes addressing the early signs of aging before it’s too late. These signs can consist of facial creases and folds, sagging skin, blemishes, or under-eye hollows.
If you find yourself worrying about these concerns, it’s time to try aesthetic procedures that can help you age gracefully.
Take a look at dermal fillers, for example.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that help restore volume to the cheeks and temples. Fillers can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars, smooth creases and smile lines, as well as add more projection to your chin.
While there are many types of dermal fillers out there, the most popular is the FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler. It’s also considered one of the safest filler ingredients.
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs throughout the body, making it a safe and effective option for skin rejuvenation.
Dermal Fillers: Treatment Proper
First, we will have a consultation to discuss your concerns and desired results so we will know what kind and how much filler you’ll need.
Once we’ve worked out these details and you decide to move forward with the procedure, your injector will prepare the treatment area by cleansing and applying a topical anesthetic, if needed.
Next, the filler will then be injected and your injector will gently massage the treated area to distribute the filler evenly.
Each injection only takes minutes. However, the entire procedure may take an hour or so in case you’re having multiple areas treated.
What to Expect After the Procedure
It’s normal to see redness in the treated area right after your dermal filler treatment. No need to worry since this will eventually disappear within a few days.
Bruising is also a common and expected occurrence. In fact, here’s a list of things you can expect after getting dermal fillers:
Temporary Side Effects
After your treatment, you may notice the following:
- Red needle puncture marks
- Itching in the treated area
Again, these are all common side effects when you get dermal fillers, but they usually go away within a few days.
To help your skin recover faster, it’s best to avoid any kind of intense heat, e.g., sun exposure or sauna.
It would also be helpful if you skip any strenuous exercise and alcoholic drinks for the next 24 hours.
And while you’re at it, try to avoid facials, chemical peels, or any other similar treatments for at least two weeks after your dermal filler appointment.
Maintaining The Results from Your Dermal Fillers
Just like other aesthetic procedures, dermal fillers can give you long-lasting results, but you may need regular touch-ups if you want to get -and maintain- the best results.
Thus, you may have to visit the Restore Center for Aesthetics for regular appointments to ensure that your skin remains smooth and naturally youthful-looking.
For more information about our dermal fillers here in Munster, IN, call us today or book an appointment immediately.