Age affects everyone—and our faces often show the first signs. Wrinkles and hollowed cheeks can creep up on men and women alike. Dermal fillers are a popular, cost-effective way for our Omaha patients to bring back their youthful glow, restore volume and smooth away imperfections with just a few expertly placed injections But if you’re new to the world of injectables, you might be unsure of how to begin the treatment process. This blog post will outline the step-by-step process of what you can expect from your own dermal filler experience.
Before you sign up for treatment, you should talk over your options with a certified dermal filler provider. During this one-on-one meeting, you will have a chance to talk with a staff member about your needs and trouble spots. A few common issues patients can treat are:
- Fine lines and folds
- Thin lips
- Hollowed cheeks
- Dark under-eye circles
This meeting is an excellent time to discuss your goals, desired results, and any potential concerns. Your provider might also suggest other treatments that could pair well with your injections, such as wrinkle-fighting BOTOX® or fat-reducing KYBELLA®.
Arrive 10 to 15 minutes early so you can finish any final paperwork and relax. Once inside the treatment room, your provider will sit you down in a reclined seat and begin preparing the fillers. The procedure involves a series of small injections to your desired target areas. The injections may feel like a small pinch, but overall there is minimal discomfort.
A dermal filler session can take as little as 15 minutes. Your provider will check in with you throughout the process to make sure you feel comfortable and secure.
As dermal fillers are a minimally invasive procedure, there is little required recovery time. Most patients can return to work within a few hours. Slight redness or swelling at the injection site is natural and fades within a couple of days. An ice pack or over-the-counter pain medication can ease any pain.
Patients can typically see results within only a few days. The duration of these results depends on the amount and type of product administered. JUVÉDERM®— in particular can last for 9 to 12 months, but every patient’s response is unique. Your provider can customize your treatment plan to suit your individual needs.
At Preventative Medical Clinic, we are proud to be the number one JUVÉDERM injector in the state of Nebraska. If you’re looking for a professional team that can create beautiful results, you can trust our Omaha dermal filler experts.
If you’re interested in injectables and other age-defying treatments, request a consultation online or call (402) 408-0017.