What are fillers?
Dermal fillers are an injectable cosmetic treatment that replaces the volume in aging skin. As you age, your body’s production of collagen and elastin declines, which means that you’re unable to replenish the collagen and elastin cells in your skin as quickly as you did in your youth. As a result, your skin begins to show fine lines and wrinkles and may start to look thin or crepey.
Dermal fillers use collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other solutions that mimic these volumizing compounds to revitalize your appearance.
What imperfections can dermal fillers correct?
The team at Premier Wellness offers dermal fillers to plump your lips, contour your cheeks and chin, and fill in wrinkles including smile lines and crow’s feet. If you’re concerned about your appearance and signs of aging, schedule a consultation to find out if dermal fillers are right for you.
What should I expect during a dermal filler treatment?
Dermal filler appointments can take up to an hour, depending on the number of injections needed. Your provider begins by examining and cleansing your skin. They mark their planned injection sites and prepare the syringe.
Then, your provider injects the dermal filler into your skin. They may stop from time to time to observe their work and massage the filler into place to ensure they create a balanced and natural look.
Your provider uses a thin needle to make the dermal filler injections, and most patients report that the injections aren’t painful. However, if you have sensitive skin or a fear of needles, your provider can apply a topical numbing cream to your skin to help you stay comfortable throughout your appointment.
How should I take care of my skin after a filler treatment?
Your provider gives you customized aftercare instructions. In general, you should wash your face gently with a mild cleanser and lightly apply your moisturizer. You should avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for 24 hours after your injections. You should also always wear broad-factor sunscreen. Dermal fillers don’t make your skin more sensitive to the sun, but the UV rays in sunlight damage your skin cells and accelerate the aging process.
The effects of dermal fillers can last for up to 18 months, depending on the specific product and the location of your injections. Your provider lets you know what to expect and may suggest a timeline for additional treatments to maintain your youthful appearance.
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