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Dermal fillers can give almost immediate results with no downtime or need for recovery, but there are a few things you should do to help ensure optimal results.
Wearing sunscreen, avoiding overexposure to sun, and taking good care of your skin will also help reduce the appearance of future wrinkles.Best results come with regular and continued treatment—schedule a follow-up appointment in 6-12 months, or as soon as you begin to notice results fading.
What to Expect after Dermal Filler Treatment*
After you have gotten your injections, it is normal to experience:
These minor side effects will typically pass within a few hours to a few days. For people who experience more serious levels of these side effects, see below for recommendations.
Preventing and Treating Minor Complications*
Serious complications of dermal fillers are virtually unheard of, but there are more minor complications that sometimes occur. Here is how to deal with them.
Lumps and bumps: Typically, your dermal fillers will go in smooth, but sometimes there may be lumps or bumps in the area. You can gently massage these to smooth them.
Discomfort, Swelling, and Redness: The best way to treat discomfort is to use over-the-counter pain medications containing acetaminophen, such as Tylenol. Many other pain relievers may increase bruising (see below). Ice packs can be applied periodically to reduce swelling. Redness often coincides with swelling and will go down with it, but it may sometimes persist on its own.
Bruising: You can help prevent bruising by avoiding medications that lead to thinning blood, such as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.), naproxen (Aleve), and aspirin. There are also many drugs you might be taking that can lead to increased bruising, such as Plavix and other medications for heart attack and stroke. Vitamin E, gingko biloba, and other natural supplements may also cause this effect. Talk to your doctor about your prescriptions to learn whether this is a side effect.
Concealing Redness and Bruising: If you have redness or bruising that is significant and doesn’t subside right away, you can apply makeup immediately to the treated area. We can recommend an appropriate selection if necessary.
Optimizing and Preserving Your Results*
If you want to get the most out of your dermal fillers treatment, there are a few things you should do:
Avoid Alcohol and Workouts: For the first six hours after treatment. Try to avoid excessive alcohol consumption during the first 24 hours after treatment.
Don’t Move the Treated Area: too much at first.
Avoid Heat and Sun Exposure: During the first six hours after treatment.
Take Care of Your Skin: Damaged and unhealthy skin can affect the quality and duration of your results. Medical-grade skincare systems, such as Obagi, can help strengthen the skin. Skin care products that contain vitamin C or vitamin A can also improve the firmness, laxity, texture, and resilience of your skin.
Basic skincare steps like reducing sun exposure (and using sunscreen), staying hydrated, and getting adequate sleep can help, too.
To learn more about getting the best results from dermal fillers in Denver, Westminster, or Broomfield, please contact Sonata Aesthetics & Weight Loss today.
*Results may vary from patient to patient