Aging and repetitive motion on your facial muscles can lead to skin concerns like low skin volume and smile lines. To experience outstanding non-surgical results, you can consider dermal fillers that effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and restore volume. You can get the most out of Northport dermal fillers by following the preparation and aftercare guidelines.
Common dermal fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero Balance, and Radiesse. Usually, dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a compound your body makes naturally but diminishes with time. The treatment can last between three months and one year, depending on the strength and efficacy of the injectable.
How to prepare for your appointment
During your initial consultation, your specialist will discuss what the treatment involves. They will also discuss preparation and aftercare guidelines to avoid complications or interference with your results. Your specialist will review your medical history and evaluate your skin to determine whether you are the right candidate.
Once your doctor clears you off for the treatment, they will give you guidelines to help the treatment work effectively. First, your doctor will evaluate your current medications, and they can advise you to stop taking certain medications a few days before the treatment. Such a directive minimizes the risk and complications of the treatment.
Other things to avoid including alcohol, especially for a few days before and after treatment, to avoid bruising. Alcohol can thin the blood, so your doctor might recommend avoiding the drink for a few days before your appointment. Drink a lot of water to moisturize and hydrate your skin to increase your chances of better results.
What happens during the treatment?
Your dermatologist will first examine your face and any problematic areas. Next, they will identify, mark, and clean the specific areas to inject with the solution. Common places to inject include cheeks, chin, temple, and jawline. The injectable can include a numbing agent to minimize pain or discomfort.
The procedure is quick, and you can resume your daily activities immediately. However, it is important to consider recovery guidelines to avoid complications or interfere with healing.
Dermal fillers aftercare
A successful recovery with remarkable results depends on your ability to follow aftercare guidelines. For example, your doctor can recommend reducing pressure on the treated areas, which might require you to sleep on your back and in an elevated position. To minimize bruising and swelling, consider eliminating salt and alcohol for the first few days after treatment.
Intense heat or straining your facial muscles can alter your results, especially if you engage in sports after the treatment. Your specialist might ask you to avoid saunas or hot baths after treatments to reduce swelling and bruising. Avoid wearing makeup a few days after treatment.
If you want to improve the appearance of wrinkles and restore volume, visit Luminary Dermatology for treatment. The available dermatology team will evaluate your condition before creating a treatment plan. Call or book your appointment online to improve your facial appearance.