Everything You Need to Know About Getting Fillers
It is highly advisable to know everything you can about a procedure before getting it. You must be aware of its benefits, risks, and whether it is safe and suitable for you. In this post, we will discuss the essential details you need to know about dermal fillers before getting them.
What are Fillers? A Short Synopsis
Dermal fillers are a flexible, minimally invasive, and generally low-risk choice for those who want to fight age indications. They treat similar skin issues but are not the same as wrinkle relaxers like Toxins and operate entirely differently. The FDA has approved fillers to address the following problems:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Hollow cheeks
- Narrow lips
Dermal fillers operate to enhance areas, such as the lips or cheeks, by adding volume in a controlled manner. They also serve to restore lost volume in some places of the body.
One of the main factors contributing to fine lines and wrinkles is a decline in collagen, which scientists say starts around age 25. The term “filler” refers to ingredients injected under the skin to swell up areas that are beginning to droop. These ingredients increase the skin’s collagen production.
How Do Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers are available in several brands and contain varying ingredients; each ingredient functions differently. RHA 2, 3, and 4, Restylane, and Juvederm product lines, each containing the hyaluronic acid HA) ingredient, are the fillers we offer at Bloom Aesthetics.
The most popular filler used in the U.S. is hyaluronic acid, produced from a different molecule that occurs naturally in the body in places like the skin, joints, and even the eyeballs. HA fillers are incredibly adaptable. They can treat a wide range of skin problems, including scarring and reshaping lips and fine lines and wrinkles on various parts of the face.
The material is frequently utilized in the medical field and is the same product that arthritis patients receive as an injection into their joints. Although the body naturally produces HA, it is extracted and treated before being injected as filler for aesthetic uses. The numbing agent lidocaine is also infused in most HA fillers, lessening pain during injection and healing.
The results of HA fillers are temporary and typically last for only six to twelve months. Because its effects are temporary, HA fillers are versatile. If you aren’t satisfied with the results, you won’t have to live with them for long.
How Does the Procedure Go?
We will carefully examine your skin and mark the proper injection sites before your procedure. During the consultation, we will discuss the treatment, aesthetic objectives, and aftercare guidelines for filler injections.
Injecting filler into your treatment regions will be done quickly, comfortably, and strategically. Depending on your personalized treatment plan, your operation could take between 15 and 60 minutes.
Is Getting Fillers Painful?
Although getting filler can be a little uncomfortable, we employ the least painful and safest methods possible at Bloom Aesthetics. As was already mentioned, we use fillers containing a little lidocaine, a local anesthetic. The injections are virtually painless thanks to the lidocaine in the fillers.
What to Expect After a Fillers Procedure
With injectable fillers, there is typically no noticeable downtime. Most plastic surgeons advise avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 to 48 hours to promote quicker recovery, but you can typically return to your regular schedule immediately.
When to Expect Results
Results may be seen right away. Some people may initially feel the treated areas are “overfilled.” When the swelling goes down, and the filler settles, the final appearance will be more natural-looking. The filler settles within 14 days.
Depending on the area being treated and how your body metabolizes the product, the duration of results varies. Future procedures will be required to maintain results because fillers are only temporary. How long your chosen fillers should last will be able to be determined by your injector.
What If the Results are Unsatisfactory?
Depending on the type, a dermatologist may inject extra filler for balance or dissolve it entirely. The area might be given an injection of an enzyme to dissolve hyaluronic acid fillers.
However, when properly injected, filler ought to appear natural. Hyaluronic acid can modify things in such a subtle way that no one would even notice.
The Risks and Side Effects of Fillers
According to the FDA, the most typical side effects are bruising, redness, soreness, or swelling, all of which should go away after two weeks. According to the FDA, raised bumps under the skin may occur less frequently in people. These bumps may require treatment with drugs, injections, or even surgery to remedy.
Even while it happens infrequently, filler injections into blood vessels might result in lifelong blindness or distorted vision. If your skin turns blue and you experience severe discomfort, you should contact your doctor or the emergency room, as these could be symptoms of filler in your bloodstream. These dangerous effects often result from mistakes on the injector’s part.
You can significantly reduce the risk of these severe effects by working only with trained, certified, and experienced injectors.
Are Fillers Right for You?
The FDA states that there is no evidence that dermal fillers are safe for pregnant or nursing women, so if you’ve recently given birth or are expecting a kid, you might want to wait. You should also avoid having procedures like dental treatments. These operations put the face under pressure and stretch it, which could lead to fillers being misplaced.
During your appointment, you can ask your doctor for advice on when it’s appropriate to have more work done on your face.
Hyaluronic acid is used in fillers to restore or add volume to places that have lost it due to aging. It can reduce the vertical lines around the mouth, add modest volume to and hydrate the lips, and lift or replace volume loss in the cheeks and other areas of the face.