When considering facial enhancements, the post-treatment phase is a significant part of the decision to choose this treatment. Dermal fillers, with their capability to enhance and rejuvenate facial features, can offer subtle but beautiful results. They have fast become a favored choice for those who want lifted cheeks or plump lips with non-invasive techniques.
At Chetco Medical and Aesthetics in Brookings, OR, our expertise isn’t just in the application of these fillers but also in guiding our patients through the aftermath. We believe in providing comprehensive care. We’ll delve deeper into what to expect post-treatment, offering insights on both the immediate aftermath and longer-term care.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectables that are made primarily from substances that mirror components naturally found in our skin. These fillers integrate seamlessly, not just adding volume but also refining facial features. Their design ensures they work in harmony with the skin’s existing structure, emphasizing a natural and balanced look.
What Can Dermal Fillers Treat?
- Under-eye area: Dermal fillers under the eyes can help reduce the appearance of hollows and can minimize dark circles, bringing about a refreshed look.
- Lips: With lip injections, you can achieve a fuller, plumper appearance. Lip fillers can enhance volume and reshape the lips, while also allowing for the correction of any asymmetry.
- Cheeks: By adding volume, fillers can create a lifted effect and enhance the cheekbones, giving the face a youthful contour.
- Nasolabial Creases: These lines extend from the edges of your nostrils down to the mouth corners. Injectable fillers can diminish their visibility, making them less noticeable.
- Marionette lines: Positioned from the mouth corners down toward the chin, fillers can reduce the depth of these lines.
- Chin: Enhancing or reshaping the chin area can achieve a more balanced facial profile.
- Temples: Over time, temples can hollow out. Dermal fillers restore this lost volume, leading to a more harmonious appearance.
What Can You Expect From Your First Treatment?
Immediate Post-Treatment Expectations
Once your session with facial fillers concludes, you should notice some immediate changes. While the desired enhancement is typically evident, it’s also common to see some mild swelling, redness, or tenderness at the injection sites. These are normal reactions and usually subside within a few hours.
First 24 Hours
In the initial hours post-treatment, it’s crucial to avoid any vigorous physical activity to allow the dermal fillers to settle into their respective positions. You might still experience some swelling or bruising. To help with this, make sure to stay hydrated and avoid alcoholic beverages.
As the week progresses, the effects of the injectable fillers become more refined. The initial swelling diminishes, revealing the final outcome. It’s recommended to continue avoiding strenuous exercises for a week and also to keep direct sunlight exposure to a minimum, using sun protection when necessary.
The duration of the effects of cosmetic fillers largely depends on the type used and the area treated. Most face fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years. To maintain the desired appearance, periodic touch-ups might be recommended. Remember, as with any aesthetic treatment, individual results can vary, and regular consultations with your provider are advised to assess longevity and discuss any potential next steps.
Our Dermal Filler Options
Belotero Balance® is a versatile hyaluronic acid-based filler that integrates seamlessly into the skin, filling in fine lines and more moderate wrinkles. Effective for areas around the lips and lower face, and recently approved for tear troughs, its smooth consistency allows for subtle and natural-looking results. Another advantage is its adaptability, being suitable for both superficial and deeper injectable filler applications.
JUVÉDERM® is a leading name in the realm of injectables. Also based on hyaluronic acid, it excels at addressing volume loss in various facial regions. From augmenting lips to restoring volume in the cheeks, JUVÉDERM® offers a range of product variations tailored to specific needs. Given its consistency, it provides lasting results, making it one of the preferred face fillers for those aiming for a rejuvenated appearance.
Radiesse® sets itself apart as a cosmetic filler that does more than just fill. Its calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Over time, as the gel gets absorbed, these microspheres remain and continue to encourage collagen growth. This not only provides immediate volume but also benefits the skin in the long run by improving its structure.
Restylane® is renowned for its ability to tackle a variety of aesthetic concerns. As a hyaluronic acid-based facial filler, it’s particularly effective in smoothing wrinkles and defining facial contours. Whether it’s enhancing lip volume or diminishing the appearance of marionette lines, its versatility stems from its range of products designed for specific treatment areas. With results that are both immediate and long-lasting, Restylane® remains a favored filler choice among professionals.
As one of the newer injectables on the block, Revanesse® Versa™ has rapidly gained recognition. It’s a hyaluronic acid-based filler, distinguished by its advanced manufacturing process that results in spherical particles. This unique structure gives the product a smoother and more uniform consistency, leading to optimal integration into the skin. Designed for versatility, it addresses a variety of concerns from smile lines to lip augmentation, offering a balanced and natural enhancement.
Navigating Your Dermal Filler Experience
Having clear expectations is always helpful when considering dermal fillers or other aesthetic treatments. At Chetco Medical and Aesthetics in Brookings, OR, we can provide you with comprehensive information on what you can expect after a dermal filler treatment. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us or call directly at (541) 412-9800. You can also start a conversation by completing our online form.