Facial fillers are a popular aesthetics treatment that can help restore volume and youthfulness to the face.
If you’re considering facial filler injections, it’s important to understand what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
Before the Procedure
Before your facial filler treatment, there are several things you can do to ensure the best possible results and minimize any potential side effects.
Here’s what to expect:
Consultation: You’ll have a consultation with your healthcare provider to discuss your goals and expectations for treatment and assess your suitability for facial filler injections. During this consultation, you’ll discuss the different types of fillers available and determine which one is right for you.
Pre-Procedure Instructions: Your healthcare provider will provide you with pre-procedure instructions, which may include:
- Avoiding blood-thinning medications and supplements for several days before the procedure
- Avoiding alcohol and smoking for several days before the procedure
- Stopping the use of topical skincare products on the treatment area before the procedure
- Arranging for transportation to and from the appointment, as you may experience some swelling and bruising after the procedure
Planning for Aftercare: You should plan to take a day or two off work or other activities after the procedure, as you may experience some swelling and bruising. You should also plan to avoid strenuous exercise or activities that could increase blood flow to the treatment area for several days after the procedure.
During the Procedure
Facial filler injections are typically performed in a medical office or clinic. Here’s what to expect during the procedure:
Preparation: The treatment area will be cleaned, and your healthcare provider may apply a topical numbing cream or ice to help minimize any discomfort.
Injection: Using a fine needle, your healthcare provider will inject the filler into the targeted areas of the face. You may feel a slight pinching or burning sensation, but the injection is generally well-tolerated.
Post-Procedure: After the injection, you may experience some mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site. These side effects typically subside within a few hours or days. You can apply ice to the area to help reduce swelling and discomfort.
After the Procedure
After your facial filler treatment, there are several things you can do to ensure the best possible results and minimize any potential side effects. Here’s what to expect:
Post-Procedure Instructions: Your healthcare provider will provide you with post-procedure instructions, which may include:
- Avoiding touching or rubbing the treated area for several hours after the procedure
- Avoiding strenuous exercise or activities that could increase blood flow to the treatment area for several days after the procedure
- Applying ice to the treatment area to help reduce swelling and discomfort
- Taking over-the-counter pain medication as needed
Results: The results of facial filler injections are typically visible immediately after the procedure and improve over the next several days as any swelling or bruising subsides. The effects of facial fillers typically last six to 18 months, depending on the type of filler used.
Follow-Up: You’ll need to schedule a follow-up appointment with your healthcare provider to ensure the best possible results and address any concerns or questions you have about the procedure.
If you are considering facial filler injections and want to find out more information, contact Sage Nutrition & Healing today at (732) 443-0300.