Creating a smoother, fuller facial structure
What do dermal fillers do?
Dermal fillers are an injectable gel approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face, including nasolabial folds, cheeks and lips and for increasing the volume of the back of the hand. Soft tissue fillers have a temporary effect, because they contain materials that are absorbed by the body over time. Dermal fillers may be performed as a singular procedure or in combination with other treatments such as neurotoxins and/or laser treatments.
However, dermal fillers are not a substitute for face, brow or eyelifts. This minimally-invasive procedure can provide fullness and reduce lines, wrinkles and some scarring and offers temporary results.
Do dermal fillers hurt?
While there is some discomfort involved with dermal filler injections, it is a quick procedure that comes with minimal downtime – so the pain you feel should not last.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Zen Dermatology carries many different dermal fillers. The longevity of each dermal filler varies. Results typically last between 9 months and 2 years depending on the area that’s being treated, and which dermal filler was chosen based on the patient’s needs and desired look.
Who is a candidate for dermal fillers?
Almost everyone is a good candidate for dermal fillers. Whether you are looking to enhance your lips, smooth wrinkles, rebuild lost volume, or give yourself a more youthful appearance without feeling overdone, dermal fillers may be the right fit for you. Schedule a consultation today with our expert injectors to determine which dermal fillers are right for you.
How many syringes of dermal fillers will I need?
The number of syringes needed will vary based on what your personal goals are and how much volume loss has occurred. A good rule of thumb is 1 syringe per decade of life. However, we realize that not everyone wants full correction, which is why we will create a personalized plan just for you at your consultation!
What can I expect when getting dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers provide immediate gratification, and you will see results right away. Since dermal fillers are injected with a needle, bruising and swelling are likely to occur. Our expert injectors will make you as comfortable as possible and you should be in and out of the office in less than an hour.
How should I prepare for my dermal filler appointment?
Consider discontinuing the use of certain medications and supplements 5-7 days before your appointment if it is safe to do so. Taking certain medications and supplements such as Aspirin (Advil, Aleve, etc.), Gingko Biloba, garlic, flax oil, cod liver oil, vitamin A, vitamin E and other essential fatty acids, may increase your risk for bruising. You may wish to take Arnica up to 1 week prior to your appointment. This may help decrease the bruising.
What do I need to know post-appointment?
For the first 48 hours after your dermal filler appointment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, hot tubs, and saunas. For the first week following your appointment, you should avoid massaging/pressing on the areas that were treated, dental appointments, and vaccinations.