Everything You Need to Know About Your First Dermal Filler Treatment

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Not only are dermal fillers more popular than ever, but they’re often the first experience many people have with the world of cosmetic treatments. If you’re like many of the men and women trying dermal fillers for the first time at our medical spa in Rochester, NY, you likely have a few questions about what to expect during your appointment.

In this blog post, we’ll outline the before, during, and after of what you can expect from a dermal filler treatment at Q the Medical Spa at Lindsay House to help you feel informed and empowered heading into the experience.

How should I prepare for my dermal filler treatment?

Avoid alcohol and blood-thinning supplements such as ibuprofen and vitamin E for 48 hours ahead of your appointment. This decreases your risk of side effects, such as bleeding or bruising.

Arriving a few minutes early to your appointment will give you time to relax and settle in. If you’re a first-time guest, you should arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so you can complete any final paperwork.

What does a dermal filler consultation involve?

During your initial consultation with your injector, you will discuss your goals to help your provider determine the right product and treatment plan. Your injector may suggest other procedures, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, or combined approaches, such as our bi-layer technique, that may help create your desired look.

What happens during a dermal filler treatment?

First, your injector will mark strategic points on your face and cleanse these areas to prep them for injection. Then, he or she will begin strategically placing the filler using a short series of injections. Depending on the number of areas being treated, a session can last between 15 and 45 minutes.

Do dermal fillers hurt?

Any discomfort felt during injection of the dermal filler is brief. Patients often describe it as a quick pinch and some pressure. Many fillers are available with lidocaine, a numbing agent that helps make the experience even more comfortable.

What is recovery like after a dermal filler treatment?

Because dermal fillers are only minimally invasive, recovery is equally minimal. You’ll be able to return to work or home immediately after your appointment. Some redness or swelling at the injection sites is normal and typically fades within 7 days.

How long will my dermal filler results last?

Depending on the formulation of filler and location placed, your results may last for several months or more than a year. Regular touch-up treatments will allow you to extend the life of your look on an ongoing basis.

To see examples of the results you can expect, please visit our dermal fillers before-and-after photo gallery.

If you would like to learn more about dermal fillers at our Rochester medical spa, please contact us online or call (585) 244-1010.

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