Dermal fillers offer satisfying rewards, which is one of several reasons this treatment is so popular. Originally perceived as a wrinkle-reducing treatment, dermal fillers have become one of the leading beauty treatments of our time. Adults of all ages now turn to fillers to achieve goals like, yes, smoothing wrinkles, and also enhancing the lips, augmenting the cheeks, recontouring the jawline and chin, and even reshaping the nose. With a strong track record of safety and efficacy, dermal fillers seem to have it all. If you’re considering scheduling your first dermal filler treatment, your first job is to find a reputable injector who will know which filler is right for you, how much to inject, and where. Your next job is to read on to discover what you can expect at your first dermal filler appointment.
Your Dermal Filler Consultation
The dermal filler journey begins by consulting with an experienced injector. This one-on-one conversation sheds light on what you want to accomplish and whether or not dermal fillers can do that for you. Most of the time they can. What may be of more importance is understanding what dermal fillers can do, what they can’t, and what you don’t want them to. Too much dermal filler can change the natural contours of the face in an unappealing way. When we perform this treatment, it is to enhance one or more areas of the face to achieve more youthfulness, more shape, more beauty. During the consultation, your provider will be able to tell you how much product it will take to accomplish your goals and how much your treatment will cost.
Your Dermal Filler Treatment
It is possible to get dermal filler injections immediately following your consultation. This portion of the appointment may take less than half an hour. We understand that many first-time dermal filler patients are worried that injections will be painful. They’re not. Most of the commonly-used dermal fillers have a numbing agent in their formula, so nerve sensitivity is reduced beginning with the very first injection. Also, injections are administered using a very fine needle. Patients can expect a tiny pinch that lasts only a moment. Several tiny injections may be administered across the treatment area to achieve the desired result.
Your Dermal Filler Recovery
Dermal filler treatment is so mild that there is no downtime necessary. The only thing to “recover from” may be mild swelling and redness. Some patients may bruise slightly but this should only last a short time. The side effects of dermal filler injections are typically mild enough for patients to go right back to their normal activities. Because the improvements made with fillers are immediate, this is what patients notice the most, not the transient redness that may occur.