What Are Fillers?

Dermal fillers, also known as soft tissue fillers or injectable implants, are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to restore volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. They are commonly used to plump lips, fill in hollow areas, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Benefits of Fillers:

  • Restore lost volume in the face due to aging or weight loss.
  • Soften facial lines, wrinkles, and creases.
  • Enhance facial contours and symmetry.
  • Improve the appearance of scars and depressions.

Potential Risks of Fillers:

While fillers are generally safe when administered by a qualified healthcare professional, there are some potential risks and side effects to be aware of, including:

  • Bruising, redness, or swelling at the injection site.
  • Allergic reactions or sensitivity to the filler ingredients.
  • Infection or abscess formation.
  • Migration of filler material to unintended areas.

Preparing for Your Appointment:

  • Contact us to discuss your goals and expectations.
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications like aspirin and ibuprofen for a week before your appointment.
  • Inform your provider of any allergies, medical conditions, or medications you’re taking.

What to Expect During the Procedure:

  • Your provider will clean and disinfect the treatment area.
  • The filler will be injected into specific areas of the face using a fine needle or cannula.
  • You may experience some discomfort during the injections, but numbing cream or local anesthesia can be applied to minimize pain.

Post-Procedure Care:

  • Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area for the first 24 hours.
  • Apply ice packs to reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol consumption, and exposure to direct sunlight for 24-48 hours.
  • Follow any additional post-procedure instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

In conclusion, dermal fillers offer a safe and effective way to rejuvenate your appearance and enhance facial features without the need for surgery. By understanding the benefits, risks, and proper aftercare procedures, you can achieve natural-looking results and maintain a youthful glow. If you’re considering fillers, contact Keyla Sanchez Aesthetics to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs. We are licensed medical professionals and certified cosmetic injectors.