Dermal fillers are FDA approved and help to restore youthful contours of the face by smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Dermal fillers can also be injected into the cheeks and lips to add volume. There is no downtime with dermal fillers and the results are immediate and non-allergenic.
Hyaluronic acid based injectable gel (i.e. Restylane, Juvederm) is a popular filler choice to restore volume and is what we use at Ageless Mi MedSpa. Hyaluronic Acid gel acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. Hyaluronic acid fillers also bring water to the surface of the skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
Avoid using aspirin, nonsteroidal anit-inflammatory medications (i.e. Ibuprofen), alcohol, St. John’s Wort, high doses of vitamin E supplements, or fish oil. These agents thin the blood and may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Use cold compresses to reduce swelling.
Remember not to rub the treated area for the first 6 hours following treatment so that the filler material remains undisturbed.
Avoid exposure to intense heat until there is no redness or swelling.
You’ll likely experience some swelling, bruising and tenderness, which should fade within a few days.