With dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, you can look significantly younger after just a single appointment. But as useful as dermal fillers can be for enhancing your appearance, you should make sure that you’re fully informed about the treatment before committing to it. Below are 5 questions that you should ask your skincare specialist when considering dermal fillers.
1. Can Dermal Fillers Help with My Specific Cosmetic Issues?
First of all, you need to confirm that dermal fillers are the right choice for addressing your particular cosmetic concerns. They’re usually a good option for:
- Smoothing out wrinkles or any lines that have appeared on your face.
- Making your lips and cheeks look fuller.
- Adding a healthy level of volume to any skin that’s loose or sagging.
When you visit your skincare specialist, you can let them know about the improvements you want to make and confirm that dermal fillers are a viable way to achieve your goals.
2. What are the Risks of Getting Dermal Fillers?
While dermal fillers are generally considered to be safe, they can sometimes cause bruising, discomfort, itchiness, and a number of other side effects. Such symptoms tend to be mild and should fade over time, but nevertheless, you’ll want to make sure that you’re fully informed about what could potentially happen after your treatment.
3. How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
The answer to this question depends on what kind of dermal filler is used. With JUVÉDERM®, for example, you will typically be able to enjoy your more youthful appearance for about 12 to 18 months. The results may last longer for some patients than others based on variables such as age or the specific area that received fillers. Your skincare specialist can go over these factors with you in more detail.
4. Are There Any Medical Conditions That Could Prevent Me from Getting Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers may not be a good choice if you suffer from a bleeding disorder or if you have specific allergies. Certain neuromuscular disorders could also disqualify you from the procedure. Make sure that your skincare specialist is fully informed about your medical history so that they can determine whether it’s safe to move forward with dermal fillers.
5. What Will I Need to Do After Getting Dermal Fillers?
There’s very little, if any, recovery time associated with dermal fillers, but you should plan on avoiding vigorous exercise for a day or two. Your skincare specialist can give you further tips for keeping any side effects under control, such as applying a hot compress to any swollen areas.
About the Author
Elizabeth Estes Weldon has completed numerous training courses and has been recognized as a Master Injector. She is very knowledgeable when it comes to using dermal fillers to enhance overall appearance and improve self-esteem. To schedule an appointment with Elizabeth at Lift Facial Aesthetics in Ocala, visit her website or call (352) 433-0888.