Dermal Fillers such as Juvederm(R) and Restylane(R) provide our patients with an
effective, non-surgical treatments that corrects problems as sagging skin, flattened facial
contours, wrinkles, lines, creases, folds, and thin lips caused by the aging process. Dermal
fillers come in a variety of formulas that target specific problems and temporarily restore
youthful appearance for periods up to two years.
How Should I Prepare for my Dermal Filler Appointment?
Little to no preparation is required before your injectable filler treatment. We advise
patients to limit alcohol intake for 24 hours prior, and medications 7-10 days in advance of
treatment. Particularly any medications that affect blood clotting, such as aspirin, NSAIDs or
blood thinners as they increase the likelihood of bruising. Also, please inform your provider as
to whether you are taking medicines that affect your immune system, or if you are experiencing
any type of skin reaction or irritation such as cold sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives, or an
infection. We may recommend delaying treatment until any reaction or irritation has passed.
How Are Injectable Fillers Administered?
Dr Pedro and his team of highly trained medical staff will
provide you the option of applying a topical anesthesia to minimize any discomfort during
your injectable filler treatment. Your provider will carefully inject the dermal filler into
the areas of your face where treatment is warranted. A very thin fine-gauge needle or blunt
cannula is used to inject the fillers, and some patients report a stinging sensation during
insertion and slight possible discomfort afterward, but you will be free to continue your
day’s activities immediately following treatment. As with any type of injection, bruising
and swelling are possible.
How Many Syringes Will I Need?
As with every treatment we offer, your treatment plan is
fully unique to your needs and goals. Factors such as age, existing facial volume, anatomy
and personal aesthetic goals will all factor into how many syringes you will need to achieve
your goal. Our practice prefers to treat conservatively and build over time when possible.
Before & After Results
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