Aging results in diminishing collagen and elastin production in your skin, which causes the loss of volume and elasticity over time. Thus causing common signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, sunken cheeks, sagging, and dullness to appear on your face.
Luckily, dermal fillers can be used to address these signs of aging. They not only restore volume loss but can also promote collagen production in your skin to make it appear more firm and youthful.
However, getting the most out of your filler treatment comes down to following certain before and aftercare guidelines.
Read on to know more about them.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected just beneath the skin to add or restore lost volume and make it appear firmer and more lifted.
Different Types Of Fillers
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as the Restylane® Collection of fillers and JUVÉDERM® Collection of fillers are available at Luxe Aesthetics. Restylane fillers can help smooth the fine lines and folds, whereas the Juvederm fillers can lift and contour your chin and cheeks.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound that helps your skin retain more moisture and elasticity, making it supple and soft to the touch. Thus, using HA-based fillers offers a wide range of benefits, such as:
- They give a natural result that does not appear overdone.
- If you’re not happy with the results, HA fillers can be reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
- There is virtually no risk of side effects as HA is a naturally-occurring compound.
5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Filler Treatment
Getting a dermal filler is a simple yet technique-specific procedure (i.e., a predetermined amount of filler is injected at specific points by a well-trained provider).
On the other hand, the procedure itself is quick. Here are a few things that you can do to ensure the best possible results.
1. Choose A Certified Treatment Provider.
Choosing the right treatment provider is crucial to achieving a natural look that doesn’t appear overdone.
2. Follow A Regular Skin Care Regimen.
Using skincare products that are best suited for your skin type and keeping your skin moisturized post-treatment can help maintain the effectiveness of your injectable filler.
3. Avoid Rubbing The Treated Area.
Dermal fillers are injected into specific points and rubbing or massaging the treated area can cause it to spread out to other areas of your face. Therefore, it is advised that you avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least a few hours post-treatment.
4. Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure.
Excessive sun exposure and UV rays can affect your skin’s natural ability to heal after the filler treatment (and could degrade the hyaluronic acid).
Avoid excessive sun exposure for at least 24 hours after the treatment or wear sunscreen with SPF 45 or higher to protect the skin against harmful UV radiation if you really need to venture out.
5. Avoid Blood Thinners And Alcohol.
Using blood thinning medications and supplements such as NSAID’s, aspirin, or vitamin E can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising at the injection sites. Therefore, it is advised that you stop taking blood thinners (with your attending physician’s approval) at least a week before your filler appointment.
On the other hand, alcohol consumption can affect the post-treatment healing process and make your skin appear dry and dull, so you may want to lay off the liquor.
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical yet effective solution to treat deep static wrinkles as well as sagging skin. They can enhance your facial contours and give your face an overall rejuvenated look -in the right hands.
At Luxe Medical Aesthetics, Houston and Katy, TX, our expert injectors have helped countless people achieve their desired aesthetic goals while providing a world-class filler experience. So, why wait?
Book an initial consultation now to know more about the right filler for your skin concern/s.