Last time we talked about the basic things you need to know about dermal fillers, that is what are dermal fillers and which dermal filler you should try, now we will continue on the other aspects.
1. Why do people want to get dermal fillers?
For those people who want to look a little better without turning to cosmetic surgery, it is a good choice to use dermal fillers to add volume and smooth out wrinkles. Dermal fillers are particularly popular because people can see differences in their appearances after injection. Generally, people will notice the desired changes from other non-surgical procedures after a few days, like Botox.
2. What precautions should be taken before getting fillers?
It probably goes without saying, but safety should be your top priority when considering any medical procedure. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon is one way to ensure that your safety during the injection. Even though dermal fillers are available at medical spas, you should see only licensed and trained physicians for any injectable treatment. There are risks for issues like infection, discoloration, and lumps if injections are done incorrectly. Given that this is a cosmetic procedure, you understandably want to be satisfied with the results. You can ask friends who have had this done for their recommendations.
3. What should you do during the consultation?
As a patient, you should always ask for a consultation first and then really talk about what your goal is and how the doctor can help you. You may think you just want dermal fillers, but an expert could recommend another treatment—or a combination of treatments—based on your specific skin type and goals. For example, your doctor may suggest using laser therapy if you have a lot of pigmentation. Every doctor has different philosophies, techniques, and levels of experience. Don't be afraid to ask about your doctor’s training and certification during the initial consultation. You should communicate with your doctor about realistic results and your expectations, it's your face, after all.
4. What are the possible side effects?
Even non-surgical procedures have their risks. The most common side effects after dermal filler include bruising, redness, pain, or swelling, but they should go away within two weeks. Less frequently, people might get raised bumps under their skin that need to be treated with injections, medications, or even surgically removed.
Although this is rare, the filler can accidentally be injected into a blood vessel and lead to blurred vision or permanent blindness. You should immediately call your doctor or the emergency room if your skin turns blue and you’re in a lot of pain.
Do you want to know more things about dermal fillers before injection? Please see on our next article.