What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to restore lost volume, soften lines, plump the lips, and enhance facial contours. Both men and women can benefit from dermal fillers to rejuvenate their face, as they are an effective option for looking younger without surgery.
Dermal fillers can be used to achieve many different things, including:
- Plumping the lips.
- Diminishing lines.
- Restoring lost volume.
- Improving symmetry among facial features.
There is a selection of different dermal fillers that can be used today. At our office, we use the following dermal fillers:
Restylane products are made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the body that delivers volume to the skin. This line of products consists of
- Restylane Kysse
- Restylane Silk
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Refyne
- Restylane Defyne
Should you massage Restylane filler?
It’s best to avoid touching or pressing on your treatment area for the first 1-2 days after treatment. This also includes getting a facial, massage, or skincare treatment.
How long does it take for Restylane filler to settle?
It can take about 2 weeks for filler to settle into its final appearance. During this time, swelling will gradually subside, and the product will meld to the surrounding tissues.
How long does it take for Restylane filler swelling to go down?
It’s common to have some swelling and bruising after filler treatment. Most swelling subsides within 48 hours and can be managed with an ice pack.
Does Restylane filler get better with time?
Restylane® Fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar that can boost the skin’s moisture levels and suppleness by stimulating collagen growth. With time, hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the skin’s look and feel.
Juvéderm products are made up of hyaluronic acid as well. This line of fillers includes
- Juvéderm Voluma XC
- Juvéderm Vollure XC
- Juvéderm XC
- Juvéderm Volbella XC
- Juvéderm Ultra XC
How long does it take for Juvederm filler to work?
Although you’ll see instant results after your filler treatment, it can take 2-4 weeks for your results to settle into their final appearance. During this time, the product will meld with the tissues and swelling will subside.
What should you not do after Juvederm filler?
After your filler injections, make sure to avoid drinking and smoking for the first 1-2 days. You should also avoid exercising and being exposed to hot environments which can exacerbate bleeding and bruising.
How long does Juvederm filler last?
Filler can last for as much as 24 months depending on your treatment area and your particular filler used. We offer many different filler products to customize your injection experience.
What to expect after Juvederm filler injections?
It’s normal to experience some minor swelling and tenderness at the injection sites after filler treatment. Side effects can be managed with ice packs and usually subside within 1-2 weeks. Bruising sometimes appears after treatment and our team offers complimentary laser treatments to more quickly resolve any bruising.
How long does Juvederm filler take to settle?
It can take 4 weeks for dermal fillers to fully settle into their final appearance. After 4 weeks, if you’re not satisfied with your results, you can return for additional units.
Sculptra is a filler made up of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a collagen stimulator that helps to restore the underlying structure of the skin, diminishing facial wrinkles.
How do I get the best results from Sculptra?
It’s best to follow our team’s detailed instructions to get the most out of your filler treatment. This includes returning for follow-up treatments and practicing good aftercare.
Can Sculptra work on jowls?
Yes! Since jowls are often caused by loss of volume in the face and sagging skin, as a filler, Sculptra can bring back volume to the face, tightening the skin, and reducing the appearance of jowls.
Does Sculptra stimulate collagen?
Yes. Sculptra stimulates the production of collagen which can help bring back some volume to the face.
The Dermal Filler Treatment
Before treatment, the targeted area will be cleaned, and a topical anesthetic can be applied to numb the area to ensure your comfort. Then, a small syringe will be used to inject the filler into specific areas of the skin to achieve the desired results. Treatment can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes, depending on the amount of filler being injected.
Dermal Filler Recovery
Following dermal filler treatment, there is no downtime required. Depending on the filler used and the areas treated, results should be immediately noticeable. Some patients may experience mild swelling and bruising, but this will subside over the next couple of days. You may be asked to avoid strenuous activities or exercise for the rest of the day. How long the effects of your dermal filler treatment will last will depend on the product used, the area of treatment, and your health. However, fillers typically last anywhere from 6-18 months before a touch-up treatment is needed.
Candidates for Dermal Fillers
Physically healthy adults, non-smokers who wish to improve lost volume in their face, smooth wrinkles, and lines, or plump their lips can often benefit from dermal fillers. The best way to determine if this treatment option is right for you is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Erwin. During this meeting, she will assess your skin and listen to your questions and concerns to recommend the best possible treatment option for you.
Contact Us Today
Contact our office today by calling (979) 612-2761 to learn more about dermal fillers and how they can benefit you! We will be happy to assist you in scheduling your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Erwin.