Dermal fillers are some of the most popular professional beauty products of our time. Soft tissue injections are performed every day in our country and for several reasons. Dermal fillers don’t just reduce the signs of aging, they are also used to enhance facial features and improve facial balance. Dermal filler treatment isn’t new. It began about fifty years ago. Most people don’t remember the early treatments because the technique didn’t catch on right away. The reason is that patients were required to have pre-testing to ensure they were not allergic to the animal products contained in those fillers. Today, the dermal fillers that are used are made with biocompatible substances like hyaluronic acid that dissolve over several months.
Millions of new patients get dermal fillers each year. Usually, they feel at least a little intimidated. This is understandable. Common or not, if you’re new to dermal fillers it helps to know what to expect. We’ll discuss that here.
Your First Dermal Filler Appointment
When you schedule dermal filler treatment with an experienced, qualified provider, you can expect your experience to begin with a one-on-one consultation. We get to know our patients and their desired outcome because, without that, we have no roadmap to guide our treatment. After we’ve discussed concerns, goals, and expectations we can discuss treatment recommendations and cost. Then we can move right on to the fun part: treatment!
Dermal filler treatment is faster than a lot of people anticipate. Once we’ve got our treatment plan, it may take only 10 to 15 minutes to administer the necessary series of injections. The process is made comfortable through the use of a tiny needle and the inclusion of a mild anesthetic in most dermal fillers. Because nerve endings are desensitized starting with the first injection, patients may feel nothing more than a mild pinch of the skin during their treatment.
After getting dermal fillers, patients are free to resume nearly every activity. We may suggest postponing strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and other activities that increase heat and heart rate for a few hours. Side effects may occur but are usually mild and temporary. They include subtle redness and swelling where injections have been administered.
You may be new to dermal fillers but we are not. We’re here to walk you through the process and achieve the results you deserve. To schedule your appointment, call 314.475.3700.