What to expect after dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical aesthetic treatment used to add volume to certain facial areas, giving them a rejuvenated and fresh appearance. Here, Major Medical Solutions shares what to expect after your dermal filler procedure and all the aftercare instructions you may need.

Side effects and potential complications

Fillers may produce fantastic results, but it is very important to be aware of the process and any possible side effects to make a conscious choice before moving forward. Selecting a highly skilled practitioner is the most reliable way to make sure you minimize the risk of adverse reactions from dermal fillers.

How long is the recovery time after having dermal fillers?

A dermal filler injection procedure requires little to no downtime. However, after the treatment, some patients can experience minor swelling and bruising, which usually resolve in a week or two. The treated area may turn a little red after the procedure, although this will only last a few hours.

How long will the results of a dermal filler injections last?

The results of a dermal filler treatment last up to 18 months; however, this might differ from person to person. The duration depends on the skin type and condition, the area being treated, as well as the amount and type of the filler administered. To maintain youthful appearance, patients may choose to have touch-up treatments.

How long does it take for a dermal filler treatment to work?

You can expect to see the effects of the treatment immediately. However, after being injected, the filler requires some time to settle down. Before the final results develop, the filler should break down, integrate with the surrounding tissue, and begin moisturizing the skin. This takes up to 2 weeks for most patients and most HA fillers.

How can I be sure the results will look natural?

The most important thing you can do to get a natural-looking appearance is to have your injection done by a qualified and highly skilled professional. The practitioner administering the injection must be experienced with different injection techniques for different areas of the skin and at determining the appropriate amount of the product to create the desired look.

Short Recovery and Few Restrictions

The overall recovery time following a dermal filler treatment may vary for each patient, for each area being treated, and for each type of product being injected, but generally, recovery takes one or two days. Most patients may continue their regular activities right after the procedure.

Dermal fillers come with relatively few restrictions. It is recommended to avoid intense physical activity, sun exposure, and alcohol for the first couple of days for the fillers to settle properly. Following these recommendations will also help to minimize swelling and bruising.

Minimal Discomfort and Side Effects

Generally, injectables have just a few mild adverse effects, which is one of the reasons they have become so popular among consumers. Bruising, swelling, redness, or sensitivity around the injection area are all normal side effects that typically go away within a few days to a week. Small bumps and lumps under the skin are common after dermal filler treatments, but if you notice any particularly large or painful lumps, we advise consulting the doctor.

Serious complications, such as allergic reactions or infection, are rare if the treatment is performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner in aseptic conditions. However, if you notice spreading redness, growing discomfort, pus, or a high temperature — or if the common reactions mentioned above persist or get worse — you should immediately consult your doctor.

Immediate Improvement

In most cases, beneficial results of dermal filler procedures are immediately noticeable. However, it is important to keep in mind that it may take a few days following the treatment for the filler to settle to its final state.

The time required to observe full effects is highly dependent on the type of filler used. Patients getting hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers commonly notice the final effects within two weeks. If you use dermal fillers containing polylactic acid, it may take up to six months to fully experience the results of the treatment. Consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or a licensed practitioner is the easiest way to determine which treatment is appropriate for each candidate

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